About these delicious gooey brown butter chocolate chip cookies……
I think it goes without saying chocolate chip are my absolute favorite type of cookies. Not just any chocolate chip cookies but the ones that are larger than life and absolutely delicious. You know the ones, with the gooey inside, and slightly tender outside. How can anyone resist?
I feel like it is almost a crime to overcook your chocolate chip cookies. Just like it’s a crime not to sample your batter right???? I have to tell you there have been times when I ate over half the batter, before making the cookies. No regrets right 😀
On to the basics of these cookies. Most cookies are made with creaming the softened butter and sugar together, which creates more air in the batter in return the cookies rise extra. Not these cookies my friends, the butter is browned first and remains liquid when added to the sugar. This gives the cookies a slightly nuttier taste and makes them more soft and chewy, with a great gooey center.
Since we are not creaming the butter and sugar, we have to compensate in other ways to make the cookies rise. Make sure you chill the batter for an hour or more before cooking the cookies. This will help to inhibit the cookies from spreading too much, the butter in the dough will in return take longer to melt when cooking.
I really love using cookie sheets that are stainless steel with a thick ribbed bottom. They always provide the best rise out of my baked goods and food. I feel like they provide that extra rise needed for delicious cookies.
Now let’s talk the good stuff, chocolate chips and sprinkles. This is totally your preference, however with my cookies I used dark chocolate chips. I love the flavor of dark chocolate best, especially with the nuttier flavor of the butter. You may also use semi-sweet chocolate chips or even both. Now the most exciting part of these cookies, the sprinkles. Since this is my first recipe back I had to celebrate, so I threw some sprinkles into the batter. I figure why not, these cookies should look just as good as they taste.