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brown butter toffee chocolate chip cookies

Brown Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

yield: 20 4-inch cookies
Prep Time: 5 mins
Work Time: 15 mins
Bake Time: 10 mins
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Ingredients

For the Brown Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 cup (8 ounces or 227 grams) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cups (9 ounces or 255 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup tightly packed (7.5 ounces or 213 grams) light or dark brown sugar
  • cup (2.35 ounces or 67 grams) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 8.5 ounces (or 240 grams) milk chocolate fèves
  • 2 (1.5-ounce) Skor toffee chocolate candy bars, chopped into ¼- to ½-inch chunks
  • flaky salt, for garnish

Instructions

For the Brown Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • In a light-colored saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat, swirling the pan occasionally, until it starts to foam. Use a heatproof rubber spatula to scrape the bottom and sides of the pan occasionally to prevent the milk solids in the butter from burning. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the butter smells nutty and is amber with dark flecks at the bottom of the pan. Remove from the heat and immediately pour the brown butter into a liquid measuring cup. Set it on a wire rack to cool while you prep the other ingredients.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the sugars.
  • Pour the brown butter over the sugars in the mixer bowl and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes, scraping down the bottom and sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as necessary. Reduce the mixer to low and add the eggs and vanilla and beat until just combined. With the mixer on low, gradually add the dry ingredients and beat until just combined. Scrape down the bottom and sides of the bowl once more, and beat on low for an additional 30 seconds. Increase the mixer to medium-low, add the chocolates all at once, and beat until the chocolate is evenly distributed throughout, about 1 minute.
  • Line a quarter sheet pan with parchment paper. Use a 4-tablespoon cookie dough scoop to portion the cookie dough into balls, placing the cookie dough balls on the prepared pan as you go. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 375°F. Line two half sheet pans with parchment paper. Place the chilled cookies at least 3 inches apart on the prepared sheet pans.
  • Bake one pan at a time for 10 minutes, or until the edges have set but the centers are still gooey. Cool the cookies on the pan on a wire rack for 20 minutes, or until the edges and bottoms of the cookies have set and feel firm to the touch. Repeat with the remaining cookie dough (or freeze it to bake later). Serve warm or at room temperature. The cookies can be stored in an airtight container or zip-top bag at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Notes

Adapted from Kate Davis of RageBake