Christmas Browned Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE: This post contains affiliate links. We earn a small commission from qualifying purchases.

Sharing is caring!

These chocolate chunk cookies are foolproof and perfect for your next Christmas cookie exchange. They are so rich and extremely easy to make.

Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe

Christmas Cookie Exchange

I have been trying to make a good cookie for quite some time. In fact, I have tried following recipes from cookbooks and blogs, but it just has not happened for me.

I think it was because of the butter that consistency never came out right and I was just never patient enough to wait for the butter to soften sufficiently.

That is why I rejoiced when I heard about browned butter cookies. This takes the guesswork out of when the butter is soft enough.

Now, I can do what I do best – cook! I cooked the butter and then used that amazing nutty browned butter to bake cookies! This is a whole new world for me and I am excited to be diving into the cookie baking world.

Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe

What’s the best thing about my chocolate chunk cookies recipe? Maybe it is how easy they are to make. Maybe it’s the rich chunks of chocolate that melt in your mouth. They are also just so beautiful!

When you make them, you’ll find something you love about them too. Maybe a few somethings.

Pin this recipe to your cookie Pinterest board. You’ll want to share it with all your friends! Scroll down for a printable recipe card.

Chocolate Chunk Cookies Shopping List

Before you start making these chocolate chunk cookies, here is what you will need from the store:

How to Make Chocolate Chunk Cookies Allergy-Free

My recipe calls for a cup of chopped pecans. If you have a nut allergy, these taste just as amazing without the pecans.

Christmas Browned Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Another common allergen is dairy. If you want to make these cookies dairy-free, use oil or margarine instead of butter.

Browned Butter

Why do you brown the butter for cookies?

Browning butter is what gives my chocolate chunk cookies their unique and addicting flavor.

When you brown the butter, you are invigorating the oils with extra bits of flavor. It adds a nutty cinnamon brown sugar flavor to the cookies.

Browning the butter cooks out the water in the butter and gives it a more powerful flavor.

How to Brown Butter in the Microwave?

You can brown butter in the microwave instead of on the stove top. It will save you a ton of time at the sink since it is extremely difficult to clean browned butter pieces from the bottom of a nice saucepan.

When you microwave your butter, you will use a microwave safe bowl like pyrex.

First, put the butter in a microwave safe bowl and cover the bowl with a microwave safe saucer or plate.

Microwave on high for 3 to 5 minutes depending on the amount of the butter and the intensity of your microwave.

When you are using the microwave to heat butter, heat in 30 second intervals to figure out the right amount of time.

You want the butter to melt and start to pop and beging to brown during the 3 to 5 minutes in the microwave.

The butter should be deep brown in color and in nutty in aroma. The lighter the color the lighter the flavor will be.

Let it cool completely before mixing it. Stir it as it cools periodically to distribute the caramelize milk solids evenly.

Christmas Browned Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

How to Make Chocolate Chunk Cookies?

These are so easy to make. There is a printable recipe card below. But here are the step-by-step instructions for you.

First, you need to brown the butter in a light colored pot so you can tell if it is brown or in the microwave (see above).

Heat the 2 sticks of butter on medium whisking as you go. You want to heat until there are brown bits in the butter.

Once the butter is browned with a nutty aroma, set aside.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.

Pour browned butter into stand mixer mixing bowl with brown sugar and  sugar mixing on low until smooth.

Add the eggs one at a time to this mix, mixing after each egg.

Add the vanilla extract after the eggs are mixed in and beat for another few minutes.

Pour in the flour mixture 1/4 a time mixing after each flour pour.

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Stir by hand in 1 cup chocolate chunks, 1 cup colored chocolate chips and 1 cup chopped pecans.

Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.  

Spoon out a teaspoon of the cookie mixture onto the cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. If you want flatter cookies, flatten them out a little now.

Bake at 350°F for about 14 minutes and let cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes.

Print

Christmas Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 24 Cookies
Calories 282kcal
Author Aprilgolightly

Ingredients

Instructions

  • First, you need to brown the butter in a light colored pot so you can tell if it is brown.
  • Heat the 2 sticks of butter on medium whisking as you go. You want to heat until there are brown bits in the butter.
  • Once the butter is browned with a nutty aroma, set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  • Pour browned butter into stand mixer mixing bowl with brown sugar and  sugar mixing on low until smooth.
  • Add the eggs one at a time to this mix, mixing after each egg.
  • Add the vanilla extract after the eggs are mixed in and beat for another few minutes.
  • Pour in the flour mixture 1/4 a time mixing after each flour pour.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Stir by hand in 1 cup chocolate chunks, 1 cup colored chocolate chips and 1 cup chopped pecans.
  • Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Spoon out a teaspoon of the cookie mixture onto the cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. If you want flatter cookies, flatten them out a little now.
  • Bake at 350°F for about 14 minutes and let cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Christmas Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 282 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 164mg7%
Potassium 92mg3%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 278IU6%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

More Dessert Recipes

I hope you enjoyed my chocolate chunk cookies recipe! Here are some more outstanding dessert recipes you have to try next:

Sharing is caring!

7 thoughts on “Christmas Browned Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies”

Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

shares