Baked Goods & Sweet Treats Recipes

Brown Butter and Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

I post a lot of flavourful dessert recipes, but there’s nothing really better than a good chocolate chip cookie is there? Close your eyes and think: what’s the one treat you’d pick if you could only have one sweet thing forever? Mine would be warm chocolate chip cookies.
I don’t think I’ll ever grow out of thinking that a glass of milk is the most delicious beverage to accompany a chocolate chip cookie!
Brown Butter and Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies 
baked Brown Butter and Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookie
I ate about 5 of these cookies in one sitting.

(Adapted from Ambitious Kitchen

2 1/2 cups of flour
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of sea salt, plus more for sprinkling
1 cup of butter
1 1/2 cups of packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg, and 1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1 tablespoon of cream cheese
1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips

Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt and set aside. In a small pan melt the butter over medium heat. Stir the butter constantly until it starts to brown. It should start to smell slightly nutty.  Remove it from the heat as soon as that occurs. Let the butter cool for a few minutes.

You wouldn’t think it, but the browned butter really made a flavour difference.
More rich, with a hint of maple syrup!

Mix the sugars into the butter until everything is thoroughly combined. Then mix in the egg, cream cheese and vanilla.

Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Beat until just combined and then fold in all the chocolate chips. Refrigerate the dough for 2 hours.

dough balls
Salt helps bring out the flavour of chocolate so feel free to press a little sea salt on top!

Preheat your oven to 350 F.  Grease your cookie sheet. Roll 1/4 cup of dough into a ball. Repeat until all the dough is used. Place the cookies 2” apart on the cookie sheet. Flatten them slightly and sprinkle with sea salt. Bake for 9-11 minutes. The cookies should be golden brown on the edges but a bit underdone in the middle. When you remove them from the oven, let the cookies sit on the cookie sheet for at least 10 minutes and the middles will continue to cool. Them move them to a wire rack to cool completely.

baked cookie stack
The leaning tower of cookies.

Then, the best step- eat!

yum! cookie
These were baked to my favourite consistency, soft in the middle while still crunchy on the edges.
Warm or cold, I don’t really care as long as I can eat them!

How do you like your chocolate chip cookies? Soft? Warm? Chewy? Crunchy?

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  • Those look incredible.

  • These look delicious, although I’m somewhat afraid to make them for fear I’ll just inhale the lot!

    • Ha! If you did, it would be our secret! x

  • I’m not the biggest fan of chocolate chip (or chocolate anything – gasp, i know…), but you had me at sea salt. That and peanut butter will make me try any dessert.

  • I have just copied this recipe as I am dying to try it!

  • all I want is for you to live with me, cook for me, and be my life partner. Is that too much to ask?

  • Mmm. This looks so good!

    Is the sea salt on top necessary? I tried to avoid salt as much as possible (says the girl who is practically addicted to soup).

    Any tips for getting brown sugar to unharden?

  • Ho lee shiz these look perfect. I like them gooey and chewy!

  • These look delicious! I better not make them or my work at the gym will be pointless 🙂

  • Wow, these look perfectly delightful. I completely agree that cookie should be soft in the middle and a little crunchy on the outside, the two textures are so compatible.


  • I love the idea of salt on a chocolate chip cookie. Very clever.. very delicious. Are you sure it was just five cookies in one sitting? I could do better… Oh, wait.. you meant cooked cookies. How many raw cookies did you eat while making it…? 😉

  • I want these sooo badly! I would probably not stop at 5 though. lol.

  • it is 10:53pm here and now i NEED a chocolate chip cookie!! haha i seriously need to try out your recipes!

  • It is currently 7:30am and now all this pregnant chica can think of is chocolate chip cookies!!

  • These look and sound amazing!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  • I never would have thought to put Salt and Cookies together but I LOVE it. I often eat just a like pile of salt as a snack. Plain. Is that weird?

    Thanks for linking up to my weekly Thursday BlogLovin Hop (

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo