Make these chocolate chunk cookies for your next Christmas cookie exchange. They are so rich and easy to make.
I have been trying to make a good cookie for quite some time. 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. I am 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:
- 2 sticks unsalted butter (browned, not softened)
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- baking soda
- brown sugar
- 2 whole eggs
- vanilla extract
- 1 cup chocolate chunks
- 1 cup colored chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped pecans
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.
Another common allergen is dairy. If you want to make these cookies dairy-free, use margarine instead of butter.
How to Make Chocolate Chunk Cookies, Step-By-Step
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. 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 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp baking soda, and 1/2 tsp cinnamon.
- Pour browned butter into standup mixing bowl with 1 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup sugar mixing on low until smooth. Add the 2 eggs one at a time to this mix, mixing after each egg. Add the 1 tsp 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 tsp 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.
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. Browning the butter cooks out the water in the butter and gives it a more powerful flavor.
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