Brown Butter Toffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies-the brown butter makes these cookies extra special. Plus, they have all of my favorite ingredients: toffee, chocolate chunks, and a sprinkling of sea salt. These cookies are a MUST make!
At my last check-up, my midwife told me I needed to gain a little weight. Nothing serious to worry about, I am just a little small for being 32 weeks pregnant. I am incorporating more healthy fats and calories into my diet…and more cookies. I am pretty sure gaining weight involves cookies, at least that is what I am telling myself:) I went home from my appointment and baked Brown Butter Toffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies and enjoyed one for me and one for the baby…and maybe a few extras:)
I can’t even begin to describe how good these cookies are. They are almost too good to be true. The brown butter takes these cookies to a whole new level. If you haven’t baked with brown butter, you are missing out! I love the deep, nutty flavor it adds to the cookie. And it isn’t hard to brown butter, you just have to watch it closely and have a little patience.
The cookies are chewy on the inside and crisp around the edges. And just when you think the cookies couldn’t get any better, they do! I add in chunks of chopped up Heath candy bars. The toffee flavor goes perfectly with the brown butter. Oh, and I don’t stop there, I finish the cookies with a touch of sea salt.
Brown Butter Toffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies pretty much perfect! I love everything about them! I could eat a big stack every day…and I just might until this baby is born! And FYI-these cookies freeze well. I put a few in our freezer to save for a rainy day, but I couldn’t stay away. I’ve already gotten into my “secret” cookie stash in the freezer. Oops! 🙂
If you are looking for a new cookie recipe to try, look no further. You have to try my Brown Butter Toffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies. They are a favorite at our house and I think you will enjoy them too! Happy cookie baking!
If you are looking for more brown butter recipes, here are a few of our favorites:
- Brown Butter Salted Caramel Snickerdoodles
- Brown Butter Pumpkin Waffles
- Brown Butter Buttermilk Syrup
- Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookie Bars
- Brown Butter Brussels Sprouts Pasta with Hazelnuts
- Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting
Once you start browning butter, you can’t stop:) Enjoy!
Brown Butter Toffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg yolk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup chocolate chunks or chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup chopped Heath or Skor toffee candy bars
- Coarse sea salt to sprinkle on top
- Line two baking sheets with Silpat baking mats or parchment paper and set aside.
- Cut one stick (½ cup) of butter into tablespoons. Place in a medium skillet. Melt the butter over medium heat, swirling it in the pan occasionally. The butter will foam and pop, so be careful. Continue to swirl the pan often. Remove pan from heat once the butter starts to brown and smells nutty. There will be small brown bits on the bottom. The butter should be an amber color. Pour butter into a small bowl and cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes.
- While the brown butter is cooling, in the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the remaining ½ cup butter with dark brown sugar and granulated sugar. Beat until creamy and smooth, about 3-4 minutes. Add the cooled brown butter and mix until smooth.
- Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and mix until combined.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, salt, and baking soda. Gradually mix in the flour on low speed until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chunks and toffee chunks.
- Form the cookie dough into a large ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for at least 30 minutes.
- When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove dough from fridge and form into 2 tablespoon sized cookie dough balls. Place on prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Sprinkle with sea salt.
- Bake cookies for 10 minutes or until slightly brown around the edges. Remove from oven and allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a wire cooling rack and cool completely...or eat a warm cookie! I won't tell:) Store cookies in an air-tight container for 2-3 days. These cookies also freeze well.
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would margarine work also or should I stick to butter?
My husband is a cookie-aholic. I think these might cause him to have a relapse. 🙂 But we’ll have to give them a try, they look absoluting! Thanks for sharing this recipe! Pinning and sharing!
These are dangerously delish! I think this will be my new go to chocolate chip cookie as it is a chocolate chip cookie with a couple of twists! I chopped up mini heath bars so I would have bigger pieces than the bag of heath chips. I also did 3/4 c heath and 3/4 chocolate chunks…delicious!
Glad you liked them!
I love the taste of the cookies but mine really spread too much almost runny I added more flour and its better but still need to play with flour options. I chilled mine before baking maybe I should have added another egg yolk.I doubled the recipe and in doing so one of my eggs had two small yokes and so I didn’t put in another yolk.
The taste is great though.
Can light brown sugar be used in place of dark brown?
Love this recipe. But I had to bake for 13 minutes. They were still nearly raw at 10.
Browned butter anything is good and these cookies are no exception. Thanks for the recipe!
You are welcome!
I made these cookies last week and my family and neighbors couldn’t stop eating them! I didn’t have any chocolate chips, so I just put in a bag of crushed Heath Bars, and it was fantastic! Thanks for the recipe.
These cookies tasted great, but I found the dough needed to chill for much longer than 30 minutes. My first couple of batches ended up flat, but at least they’re still delicious.
We were in love with these perfect cookies. I have made Biscoff snickerdoodles, Andes mint cookies, Graham cracker toffee, and no bake cookies from Maria’s recipes for Christmas treats and they were all perfect cookies. I can’t seem to stop! My grandson says “ it looks like grandma is on a cookie spree.”
Shoutout this cookie recipe! I brought these cookies to a job interview and I got hired that day. Bad news is now I have to bring cookies into the office frequently. If I could rate them 10 stars I would. The browned butter is the key ingredient.
Thank you for the great recipe.! The have become a favorite among family and friends after my sister started making them. We nicknamed them “fall in love cookies” after a couple people made them for their significant others lol.
Question – I’m planning to make them for my nieces birthday a week from today. But if I can do them today, that would be better given the week is going to be busy.
I see that the cookies freeze well. But I wonder if I should make the dough now, freeze it, and then defrost and bake the day before serving, or just bake them today and freeze them. Any idea if one option would come out better than the other?
You can freeze cookie dough or baked cookies. If you want them warm out of the oven, I recommend freezing dough. You don’t have to defrost the cookie dough balls before baking, just add a few extra minutes to the baking time.
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