Brown Butter & Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe type: Cookie, Dessert
Total time: 
Serves: 24
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 4 oz (115 g) cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cups packed brown sugar
  • ¾ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chocolate chips
  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan and let cook until brown and fragrant. Set aside to cool.
  2. When it's cool enough to touch fairly comfortably, cream together the butter, cream cheese, and brown sugar until very smooth. Add the vanilla and eggs and beat until well combined.
  3. Combine the flour, salt, and baking soda and add to wet ingredients. Mix in on low speed until just combined.
  4. Stir in chocolate chunks.
  5. Cover bowl and chill dough for several hours or overnight.
  6. When ready to bake, let dough sit at room temperature for 10 minutes while oven preheats to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper if desired.
  7. Measure out ¼ cup scoops of dough, roll into balls, and flatten slightly between your palms. Place on baking sheet, about 1" apart.
  8. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes, until edges are just golden. Let sit on baking sheet for a minute before removing to cooling racks to cool. Make sure you enjoy at least one warm :)
I did make some smaller cookies as well for the kids, and they were good, but the jumbo bakery-style cookies were especially special :) Recipe barely adapted from
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