Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies with Brown Butter

These delightful cookies blend the nuttiness of brown butter with the richness of hazelnuts and chocolate chips. The brown butter adds a depth of flavor that elevates these from ordinary to extraordinary chocolate chip cookies. They’re crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and utterly irresistible.

Why You’ll Love This: If you’re a fan of chocolate chip cookies, this twist will offer a new depth of flavor. The brown butter infuses a toasty, nutty flavor that pairs beautifully with the hazelnuts and chocolate. The texture is perfect – crisp edges with a chewy center. These cookies are a hit for any occasion, whether it’s a cozy evening at home or a gathering with friends.


  • Brown Butter:
    • Butter: 1 stick
  • Cookie Dough:
    • Flour: 2 1/2 cups (2 1/4 cups for thinner cookies)
    • Baking Soda: 1 tsp
    • Salt: A pinch
    • Brown Butter: 1/2 cup (cooled)
    • Softened Butter: 1/2 cup
    • Dark Brown Sugar: 1 cup
    • Granulated Sugar: 1/2 cup
    • Eggs (room temperature): 2
    • Vanilla Extract: 1 tsp
    • Hazelnuts (chopped): 1/2 cup
    • Chocolate Chips: 1 cup


  1. Brown Butter Preparation:
    • Melt butter in a pan over medium heat, stirring continuously. Cook until it turns light brown and emits a nutty aroma. Remove from heat and let it cool.
  2. Cookie Dough:
    • Mix flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
    • In another bowl, blend the cooled brown butter, softened butter, and sugars until fluffy.
    • Incorporate eggs and vanilla into the butter mixture.
    • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mix, stirring until well combined.
    • Fold in hazelnuts and chocolate chips.
    • Cover the dough and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  3. Baking:
    • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
    • Scoop dough onto a baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
    • Press extra chocolate chips on top of each dough ball.
    • Bake for 11-12 minutes or until golden.

Serve these delectable hazelnut chocolate chip cookies warm for a comforting treat!

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