Browned Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies with a Hint of Sea Salt

Indulge in the ultimate comfort of homemade chocolate chip cookies, featuring a rich, nutty browned butter and the perfect balance of sweet and salty. These cookies have a delightful contrast of textures, with a slightly crisp edge and a soft center, studded with generous chunks of your favorite chocolate.

Yield: A batch of irresistible cookies


  • 1 cup butter, for browning
  • 1 ice cube, to reintroduce moisture
  • 1 cup brown sugar, for depth and moisture
  • 1/2 cup white sugar, for sweetness
  • 2 eggs, for binding
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract, for flavor
  • 2 1/2 cups flour (325 grams), for structure
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch, for tender cookies
  • 1 tsp baking soda, for rise
  • 1/2 tsp salt, to balance the flavors
  • 1 cup chocolate (chips or bar), for gooey pockets
  • Flakey salt (optional), for garnishing


  1. Brown the butter in a pan, add an ice cube afterward, and let it cool to room temperature.
  2. Cream the cooled butter with both sugars until light and fluffy.
  3. Blend in the eggs and vanilla extract.
  4. Stir in the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt until just combined.
  5. Fold in the chocolate, reserving some chunks for topping.
  6. Scoop dough balls, top with chocolate chunks, and sprinkle with flakey salt.
  7. Chill the dough balls overnight in the fridge, or for at least 30 minutes.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C), place dough balls on a baking sheet, and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  9. Enjoy the cookies warm or let them cool on a wire rack.

These browned butter chocolate chunk cookies are a perfect treat to enjoy with a cold glass of milk or a warm cup of coffee. Share the recipe with friends or keep it handy for when the cookie craving strikes. The optional sprinkle of flakey salt on top adds an artisan touch to this delightful homemade treat. Enjoy the sublime texture and deep flavors in every bite!

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