Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies | Pick Fresh Foods

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies are the standard cookie in our house. They are the family favorite and the most requested. Of course, I love them because it’s another chance to use oatmeal. 😀 With that said, every now and then it’s nice to mix things up.

A good chocolate chip cookie isn’t always easy to achieve. For me, a good cookie needs to be crisp on the outside and soft, chewy on the inside. It’s super disappointing when a batch of cookies come out flat. Sadly, since moving to a higher elevation, that is how most of my chocolate chip cookies have turned out. That is until now! These Brown Butter Chocolate Chip cookies are perfection!


Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies | Pick Fresh Foods


Brown butter is so easy to make you just need to stay at the stovetop through the entire process.

Begin by melting butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Once it is melted it will start to foam. The foaming indicates that the milk solids are separating from the butterfat and the water is evaporating. Gently swirl pan through this stage to ensure even cooking. The foam will begin to subside and the milk solids begin to brown. The color and aroma will change quickly at this point. Once you begin to smell that nutty aroma, remove the pan from the heat.

Transfer the butter to a heat proof bowl to cool. It’s especially important to remove the butter from the pan to prevent the residual heat from burning the butter.


Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies | Pick Fresh Foods

Brown butter adds unbelievable flavor to these cookies! These Brown Butter Chocolate Chip cookies are delicious! They bake up perfectly crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside.

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Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Serves: 4 dozen
  • 2¼ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.
  3. In a medium pan, melt butter over medium heat. Once butter is melted begin gently swirling for 1-3 minutes or until butter develops a nutty caramel aroma.
  4. Remove pan from heat and transfer butter into heat proof mixing bowl.
  5. Add sugars and vanilla to the butter and whisk until combined.
  6. Add eggs and Greek yogurt; whisk until fully incorporated.
  7. Let mix stand for 2 minutes, then mix on medium high for 2 minutes and rest again for 1 minute.
  8. Mix again on medium high speed until light and fluffy.
  9. With mixer on low, add in flour. Mix just until combined.
  10. Gradually add in chocolate chips into dough, mixing until combined.
  11. Drop rounded tablespoon of dough onto lined cookie sheet.
  12. Bake 9-12 minutes, or until golden brown.




  1. Cindy, these look fabulous! And, I love that you used Greek yogurt in them. We love chocolate chips cookies, so I know we’ll be trying these! Pinned! :-)

    • Thanks for pinning Kristi! I love these cookies. Brown butter makes such a huge difference in the flavor and a little Greek yogurt means less butter and tender cookies 😀

  2. Wow … I can’t believe these have Greek yoghurt in them! Plenty of that around here so I should give these a go!

  3. These look super yummy, Cindy! Loving the fact they have Greek yogurt in them- one of my fav ingredients to bake with. Love a good chocolate chip cookie- these look fab! :)

  4. Yum! These look so good Cindy – and I know brown butter is SO amazing!

  5. I just love brown butter cookies and these look amazing!

  6. These cookies look wonderful Cindy! Love the brown butter in here and I’m always a big fan of crispy cookies with a soft chewy middle:)

  7. I just started using brown butter in my chocolate chip cookies this year, and I’ll never look back. They had such an amazing dimension of flavor to the cookies! These look incredible!

    • I don’t think I could ever go back to using regular butter in chocolate chip cookies. It makes a huge deference in the flavor profile.

  8. I’ve made brown butter before, and I’ve made chocolate cookies before, but never in the same dish! Well that’s going to change! My hubby LOVES chocolate chip cookies (and not oatmeal cookies as much as I do!) so these will be a super fun treat for him! Brown butter is so easy to make, and I’m sure it really does add a whole new amazing flavor to these classic cookies!

    • My guys keep asking for more! These delicious little cookies didn’t last long in our house. I love how well these turned out…perfectly delicious!

  9. consuelohoneyandfigs says:

    Crispy cookies with soft centers are like my favorite thing ever… after brown butter, that is ;–) This recipe is perfect in every way, oh my. I cannot wait to give it a go… which I’ll surely do since I’ve been on a massive cookie kick lately. These look amazing! <3

    • Consuelo, you and me both. I go from no sweets to sweet treat overload. Seriously, when the treats taste this old who can blame me, right? 😀

  10. You had me at browned butter! Drool-worthy cookies!

  11. Thanks Ashley! I had no idea what I’d been missing with brown butter until I started making these cookies. 😀 My guys eat these up quicker than I can make them!

  12. These sound REALLY good. I definitely have to experiment with brown butter!

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