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Brown Butter Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brown Butter Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies are truly the best! That's because this is a very special recipe. I can't wait to share with you the secret ingredient!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 205kcal
Author Lise Ode


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, browned
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup Karo® Corn Syrup (Light)
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or more if you like them extra chocolatey)
  • 1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate
  • Sea salt for sprinkling


  • Start by browning the butter. Place butter in a medium sized saucepan (preferably a light color so you can see when the butter is browned). Turn heat to medium. Once it starts to bubble, start stirring. Let it come to a gentle boil as you keep stirring. Watch the pot and do not walk away. It should take about 2-3 minutes for the butter to brown. Don't let it burn. As soon as you see little brown bits in the bottom of the pan, remove from heat. It should smell a lot like toffee. Set aside and let cool slightly as you mix the other ingredients.
  • In a medium bowl, add the flour, baking soda, corn starch, and salt. Whisk together. Set aside. Place the brown sugar, Karo® Corn Syrup (Light), egg and vanilla in a large bowl. Pro tip: spray measuring cup with non-stick cooking spray before measuring the Karo® Corn Syrup (Light). Stir to combine.
  • With an electric mixer on low, gradually add the cooled brown butter. Then add the flour mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips. Cover bowl and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  • Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets or lined with parchment paper. Add chopped dark chocolate to the tops of cookies. Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes. Sprinkle with sea salt. Let cool. Store covered at room temperature for 1-2 days or up to a week in the refrigerator. They also freeze well.


Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 194IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 2mg