I’m not going to lie, I was a little hesitant about this recipe because salt on cookies just sounded weird to me. Yes, I add salt in all my cookie recipes but I’ve never sprinkled sea salt on top. And what is all the hype about brown butter? Things turn brown when I start burning them so I usually try to stay away from turning ingredients brown on purpose.

So when I saw all the hype on salted brown butter cookies, I had to try them. Figure out if they were deserving of all the hype.

All my judgment about salt and brown butter literally went out the window. I can admit when I’m wrong and I judged a cookie by its title. Gah!

I made these Salted Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies for my family and they loved them! Seriously, the cookie was amazing and the pinch of salt completed it. Yes, the salt completes the cookies like my white sunglasses complete me.

Plus, there are a few key ingredients that you would never guess would be in a cookie! If you are looking for a  twist on the standard chocolate chip cookie to impress your friends, this one is it!

Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 2 tablespoons instant JELLO vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cups Nestle Chocolate Chunks
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Heat butter into a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir for about 5 minutes until butter is a deep golden brown. Remove heat and let cool for 5 minutes.

Brown Butter

3. Place browned butter and the little brown bits from the bottom of the pan into a stand mixer. Add the brown and granulated sugar. Beat to combine butter and sugar and then add egg and vanilla. Mix.

 

4. Add all-purpose flour, cake flour, JELLO pudding mix, baking soda, corn starch, salt and chocolate chunks. (Chocolate chips work fine too!)  Blend on low until just combined.

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5. Using a cookie scoop (or just a spoon if you don’t have a scoop!), place dough balls onto a baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Sprinkle each cookie with a pinch of sea salt.

Salted Brown Butter

6. Bake for about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on pan for 10 minutes.

Salted brown butter cookies

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Brown Butter Cookie

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Salted Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: cookie
Author: Hollie Schultz
Cook time:
Total time:
Ingredients
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 2 tablespoons instant JELLO vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cups Nestle Chocolate Chunks
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Heat butter into a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir for about 5 minutes until butter is a deep golden brown. Remove heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Place browned butter and the little brown bits from the bottom of the pan into a stand mixer. Add the brown and granulated sugar. Beat to combine butter and sugar and then add egg and vanilla. Mix.
  4. Add all-purpose flour, cake flour, JELLO pudding mix, baking soda, corn starch, salt and chocolate chunks. (Chocolate chips work fine too!) Blend on low until just combined.
  5. Using a cookie scoop (or just a spoon if you don’t have a scoop!), place dough balls onto prepared baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Sprinkle each cookie with a pinch of sea salt and bake for about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on pan for 10 minutes.

 

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