Brown Butter Toffee and Chocolate Chip Cookies

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    Brown Butter Toffee and Chocolate Chip Cookies are so good that they may be addictive!

    Yes, I’m still in Florida. Yes, I have another cookie recipe for you. And yes, I have professed my undying love to brown butter.

    You guys. I have never ever tried brown butter until these cookies and oh my gawd. I don’t know what I’ve been missing. I love brown butter. I don’t even want to use regular butter in anything anymore. I love the nutty aroma that brown butter has and I love the way it makes everything taste. It’s just that much BETTAH!

    No, but seriously, my entire apartment smelled amazing. I made these the weekend the in-laws were in town (I made a lot, didn’t I? haha) and they went into the city to do touristy stuff while I decided to stay back and bake for the blog. They came back and said the could smell the aroma in the hallway. I can imagine because my entire apartment smelt of brown butter and I could live like that for the rest of my life. Ok, someone go invent a Glade plug-in that’s brown butter scent. Or better yet, how about a candle? Mmmmm

    Not only do I LOVE brown butter (now), I looooove toffee and chocolate chips. Seriously, this cookie It’s the ultimate cookie. The toffee and chocolate play SO well with the brown butter. You guys, you HAVE to make this. Not only because brown butter is the most amazing discovery ever, but because this cookie is to die for.

    I hope y’all have a great weekend and go make these cookies! I’ll likely be nursing a sunburn since I’m so PALE.

    Brown Butter Toffee and Chocolate Chip Cookies

    The brown butter and toffee in this will make you swoon! It smells so good while you're making it and tastes even better!
    Prep Time: 15 mins
    Cook Time: 12 mins
    Total Time: 27 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 2 dozen
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    • 1 3/4 cup unbleached all purpose flour
    • 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 14 tbsp unsalted butter
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
    • 1 cup Heath toffee bits


    • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
    • Whisk the flour and baking soda together in a medium bowl and set aside.
    • In a small skillet over medium high heat, melt 10 tbsp. of butter and continue cooking until the butter is a dark golden brown and has a nutty aroma. This will take about 1-3 minutes, but you'll need to constantly swirl the skillet and watch it otherwise it'll burn!
    • Transfer the brown butter to a heatproof bowl and then stir in the remaining 4 tbsp. of butter into the hot butter until it's completely melted.
    • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add both sugars, salt and vanilla. Pour in the butter and beat until well incorporated. Add the egg and egg yolk and mix until smooth, with no sugar lumps in it.
    • Let the mixture stand for 3 minutes then beat on high for 30 seconds. Repeat the process of resting and beating 2 more times until the mixture is thick and smooth.
    • Stir in the flour mixture until just combined then stir in the chocolate chips and toffee chips by hand.
    • Using a medium sized cookie scoop, scoop dough onto prepared cookie sheet and arrange them about 2 inches apart.
    • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are crispy and the inside is still soft.
    • Let cookies sit on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.


    Adapted from Cook's Illustrated, May/June 2009


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  • Kathryn says:

    Oh yes, brown butter makes everything better. Especially cookies. Especially cookies with toffee and chocolate chips. Yum!

  • Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats says:

    ooh Im with you! I luuurve brown buttah! I bet they really make these cookies that much better! We’re total cookie connoisseurs in our house…these will definitely be made!

  • Caroline @ chocolate & carrots says:

    These look amazingly delicious!!! :D

  • Aimee @ ShugarySweets says:

    Oh Julie these sound amazing!

  • Blog is the New Black says:

    Yes PLEASE!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    I still need to get on the brown butter wagon. I haven’t tried it yet but I really want to… and I want these cookies. Good grief talk about torture in the morning!

  • Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray says:

    Mmmm, toffee brown butter brown sugar delicious?! I love when my apartment smells like baked goodness for hours (or days)–it’s the best. :)

  • Maria says:

    These look dangerous!

  • Kristina says:

    I’ve always been intimidated by recipes that call for brown butter, really need to try! Those cooks look AMAZING! Mmmm….

  • amanda @ fake ginger says:

    I’m a sucker for anything with brown butter!

  • Ashlae | oh, ladycakes says:

    I always joke with my boyfriend that he’s never going to get anything made with real butter or eggs – ever again – because I can’t remember how to bake with either. I think I’ll have to brown some butter and surprise him with these little cookies sometime in the near future.

  • Cassie says:

    Brown butter glade plug-in? I want it! And I want these cookies. I’m a fool for brown butter!

  • Megan {Country Cleaver} says:

    Brown butter makes everything better. That is all. :)

  • Carrie @ Kiss My Whisk says:

    I’m in for the glade plug in!

  • Tracey says:

    Brown butter is completely irresistible!! This is my favorite CCC recipe from CI, it makes the most delicious cookies! Yours look awesome :)

  • Laurie {Simply Scratch} says:

    Brown butter… SOLD! Love this recipe Julie!

  • Deborah says:

    I love everything about these!!

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says:

    I’m so glad you finally got to try brown butter. AMAZING, right? You and I should team up and make the brown butter candle scent. We’d be millionaires! :)

  • Lauren says:

    I would die if I got a brown butter candle!!!! Just die. It seriously is the best scent ever.

  • Nicole {Sweet Peony} says:

    Funny story. I made brown butter cookies. With chocolate chips. Was supposed to post today, but didn’t because I’m lazy/busy (you pick). We totes would’ve been post-twinsies. Also, brown butter I’m thinking a nice brown butter perfume is also in order.

  • Christina @ This Woman Cooks! says:

    I really want to try these! Love brown butter!

  • Nikki says:

    I just can’t get over how beautiful these cookies are!!! I’m making them very soon. :)

  • Lynna says:

    i was SO going to make this. been urging myself to & since you`ve posted a recipe for it. gosh, i really need to make it soon, now don`t I? XP

    & i tried brown butter recently too! LOVE IT!!

  • Deanna says:

    Basically, if a recipe calls for melted butter, my head automatically changes it to browned butter. Its a fantastic smelling compulsion.

  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says:

    You make some pretty awesome cookies! I love toffee and with the brown butter and chocolate chips? Yummy!

  • Villy @ For the love of Feeding says:

    I’ll take a dozen of those, thank you. :)

  • Kim says:

    OK I have NEVER heard of brown butter, but I have to make these cookies now after reading all these posts. So what is it, do you make it? buy it?????????????????????? Thanks

    • Julie says:

      If you read the recipe, instructions on how to make brown butter is in there.

  • Anna @ hiddenponies says:

    So funny, I made brown butter cookies yesterday and it was my first brown butter experience too – and yup, it was a good one :)

  • Rachel @ Bakerita says:

    Mmmm…I would swim in brown butter if I could. That stuff is heaven! This sounds like a brown-butterified version of my favorite cookie in my school’s dining hall, mm! Looks delightful.

  • sally @ sally's baking addiction says:

    Julie! I’ve made the same cookies (using a slightly different cookie base) with brown butter & heath bar toffee pieces. Aren’t they amazing? I am a firm believer in browning butter – i’ve used it so many times and every time i have taste testers ask me what my secret is! It really takes the cookies to a whole other level.

  • I am loving all the brown butter cookies I’ve been seeing lately! I’m sure it adds a delicious nutty flavor and the addition of toffe makes them sound even more amazing!

  • Let Me Eat Cake says:

    love all of these things especially brown butter! can’t wait to make these this week and share at work!

  • amy @ fearless homemaker says:

    yum, these sound amazing! might have to make a batch this afternoon, to distract me from getting back to real life after our vacation. =)

  • Stephanie @ Life Tastes Like Food says:

    I’ve never browned butter befoe and I’m reading all these fabulous recipes about browned butter! It’s gonna happen, and I think the first time will be when making these cookies! Drool.

  • Rachel says:

    I made these and they are delicious. I added some pecans which I liked a lot. My batch made three dozen. Thanks for the yummy recipe.

  • Loretta says:

    I just made these and they are incredible! Thank you for the delicious recipe!

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