The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
These gooey browned butter chocolate chip cookies are chewy, packed with flavor, and topped with sea salt. This show stopping classic American dessert will amaze your family and friends.
- 1 cup Butter
- 1½ cups Brown Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tbsp Vanilla Bean Paste
- 3 cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 cup Chocolate Chunks
In a medium saucepan heat the butter until melted. Stir constantly until the butter gives off a nutty aroma and is a golden brown. Remove from the heat source and pour into a bowl. Allow the butter to cool to room temperature. (It will still be a liquid but won't be warm.)
Add the brown sugar to the butter and cream until they are fully combined and a slightly lighter color. Add the eggs one at a time beating the mixture until it is light. Add the vanilla bean paste.
Sift the flour and baking soda into the dough and stir until just combined. Don't stir more than you need to since it will overwork the gluten structure.
Stir in the chocolate chunks and scoop the cookies onto a greased baking tray. Allow the cookie dough to cool on the tray in the refrigerator for 10-30 minutes. (If you have to use a plate and then transfer them onto a cookie sheet later thats ok!)
Bake the cookies for 8-11 minutes or until the edges are a golden brown.