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Brown Butter Choc Chip Cookies with Sea Salt

5 from 3 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 29 minutes
Servings: 20
Author: Swah


  • 70 g butter for browning
  • 70 g butter room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • cups plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp sea salt plus more to decorate
  • 250 g chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 170°C.
  • Put half the butter (70g) into a small saucepan over a medium heat. As the butter melts, it will begin to foam and turn brown. Once you smell a nutty aroma, take the pan off the heat and transfer the butter into a heat-proof bowl to cool.
  • Meanwhile, cream the remaining butter and sugars for at least 5 minutes until the mixture becomes light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg, vanilla extract and cooled brown butter and beat well.
  • Add choc chips, flour, baking soda, baking powder and sea salt. Beat on low speed until just combined (don't overwork the mixture or it can become tough).
  • Dollop tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough onto lined baking trays.
  • Gently flatten each cookie and add an extra sprinkle of sea salt over each cookie.
  • Bake until cookies are golden around the edges, around 12-14 minutes.