Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies


My sister-in-law Lisa is the one behind this recipe for these Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.  Around our house, we call them “Lisa’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies”.  She loves to bake and every year when she and my brother come to visit for Christmas, she gets us all in the kitchen baking.  My daughter looks forward to it every year!  The cookies are delicious and the recipe is super simple and quick.  Lucky for us, she passed on her secret recipe…I’m pretty sure my daughter doesn’t even need the recipe to make them anymore because she’s made them so many times.

These Brown Butter Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft, chewy with a little crunch..I believe these to be the perfect cookies.  In the spirit of giving and sharing, I wanted to share this with you.  If you’re looking for a new recipe to try or to bring to a cookie exchange this holiday season, look no further.  I hope you enjoy them as much as we do…Happy Holidays!

Lisa's Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are chewy with a slight crunch...perfect every time! Make them and watch them disappear!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 8 people


  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • In a stainless steel skillet, brown the butter over moderate heat until golden brown in color and nutty aroma. Transfer to heat-proof bowl to cool.
  • Wait at least 5 minutes and then add the sugars, beat together and let cool 5 more minutes.
  • Add eggs one at a time and beat with a mixer until smooth.
  • Mix in vanilla and salt.
  • Add flour and baking soda and mix together until just combined.
  • Fold in chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon (no mixer). Optional, add in 1/2 cup chopped nuts.
  • Place bowl of dough uncovered in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove from fridge, scoop even spoonfuls of dough onto a baking sheet about 2" apart and bake for 10-12 minutes.

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