Move over Tollhouse, these Sea Salt Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies are not your mama’s cookie recipe! These cookies start with nutty brown butter and are topped with flaky sea salt for the best chocolate chip cookies you’ve ever had.
Holy mother of chocolate chip cookies. I just died and went to cookie heaven with these Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies. Well, I might just be in a sugar coma because I ate FOUR of these straight from the oven (with a glass of cold milk…ahhhh so good) but I’m pretty sure this is also what cookie heaven feels and looks like.
I know that I have a handful of chocolate chip recipes on here, (like these, these, these, these, oh and THESE) and two of them even have brown butter. But! I do not, ladies and gentlemen, have one with sea salt on it. Nor do I have a recipe for a chocolate chip cookie that has a crispy edge with a slightly chewy center. I have one with chewy edges. I have one that is soft. I have mini CCC’s. These are none of those. These Sea Salt Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies are one of a kind, I tell ya.
Another difference of these cookies is that instead of using chocolate chips, I bought a large chocolate bar and cut it into chunks. Not only was this a great tricep workout, I love how there are tiny specks of chocolate throughout the cookies along with big chunks. You can use chips if you have to, but if you are able to snag a good quality bar of semi-sweet or dark chocolate, DO IT. Please.
These are so good that Marc called them the best chocolate chip cookies he’s ever had. I’ve been trying to live up to his mom’s chocolate chip cookies for YEARS so for him to say this is pretty much as monumental as the first time he told me he loved me. I’m pretty sure I got a little choked up even.
Okay, maybe not but since Marc has definitely been around the block a few times with chocolate chip cookies, I’d like to think he knows what he’s talking about and he gives these cookies his highest rating. As for me? I can’t pick a favorite – I love all of my chocolate chip cookie recipes! I can say, however, that I can’t wait to make these brown butter chocolate chunk cookies again! Is this weekend too soon?
Double Chocolate Cookies with Sea Salt from The Laughing Spatula