Sea Salt and Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on July 12, 2012

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I almost didn’t have a post ready for today.

I almost just threw my hands up in the air, frustrated at my lack of time. Or rather my too-much-to-do-in the-little-time-that-I-have time.

Birthday party planning (where did this one-year old come from?). Cleaning the house for showings (new realtor, yay!). Freelance work (double yay!). Packing up our never-used-but-saving-for-a-bigger-house stuff (boo!). Laundry ( double boo!).

At some point during the day I manage to feed the two monsters and myself. Hubs, however, he’s been on his own most of the week.

Then suddenly, my brain woke up and I remember this recipe I had tucked away. I was saving it for, well, just such an occasion. When I don’t have time to make something new, or I can’t find my chicken scratch of a recipe for the lime vanilla bean cupcakes.

Or when I feel like slacking off. Not that that ever happens. Ahem.

So for this week’s Sweet Tooth Friday, I present to you chocolate. Sea salt. Browned butter. All combined into a neat little package.

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Sea Salt and Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Sea salt and browned butter chocolate chip cookies, with just a tiny sprinkle of coarse sea salt on top.

Don’t be afraid of the sea salt. The sweet and salt combo just can’t be beat in this cookie. And browned butter? Seriously, every recipe should start with browned butter. That nutty, heavenly aroma, oh my. Is there anything better?

Sea Salt and Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe by

I think not. Except when you use it to make these cookies. Then, my friends, it gets better. Magical even.

Sea Salt and Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sea Salt and Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Browned butter chocolate chip cookies with a dash of sea salt.


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into tablespoon slices
  • 2-1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • Coarse sea salt, for sprinkling


  1. In a small pot melt the butter over medium heat, whisking occasionally. Once melted the butter will foam up, then subside. Continue cooking, whisking occasionally, until light brown specks form at the bottom of the pot and the butter has a nutty aroma. Remove from heat and pour into a glass bowl. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a small bowl, sift together the bread flour, sea salt and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together the milk, egg, egg yolk and vanilla extract. Set aside.
  4. Using an electric mixer with the paddle attachment, on medium speed cream together the browned butter and sugars for 2 minutes.
  5. On low speed, add in the egg mixture, mixing until well combined, about 30 seconds.
  6. Slowly stir in the flour mixture, mixing until well combined, scraping down the sides as needed.
  7. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  8. Chill the dough in the fridge overnight or up to 48 hours.
  9. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  10. Line two cookie sheets with silicone liners or parchment paper.
  11. Place 1-inch balls about 2 inches apart on each pan. Flatten balls slightly. Sprinkle very lightly with course sea salt, don't over do it a little goes a long way.
  12. Bake for 10-12 minutes, rotating the pans half way through for evening browning.
  13. Cool slightly before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.


Adapted from The Chewy

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