Brown Butter Molasses Chocolate Chip Cookies
Soft and chewy and full of flavor, these brown butter molasses chocolate chip cookies are one of the best!
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use a baking stone and set aside.
  2. Place 1 stick of butter in pan over medium heat and cook until brown bits appear and butter smells nutty, stirring occasionally. This will take several minutes. Once butter is separated and brown, pour into a small bowl to stop it from cooking. Let set for 20 minutes.
  3. Beat the remaining stick of butter and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer until smooth, about 3-5 minutes. Add vanilla and molasses and beat for another minute.
  4. Pour the cooled brown butter in with other butter mixture, scraping all the brown bits in as well. Add granulated sugar and beat for 2 minutes until light and fluffy, scraping bowl as needed.
  5. Add egg and egg yolk and beat for another minute.
  6. Add dry ingredients (flour, soda, salt) on low speed and mix until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips by hand.
  7. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Scoop batter out with cookie scoop onto baking sheet, spaced about 2″ apart. Bake cookies for 12-15 minutes or until slightly browned around edges/top. Remove from oven and let set on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before moving onto a cooling rack.
  9. These cookies are amazing served warm, or cool completely and store in an airtight container.
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Joy the Baker.