Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies, for #SummerDessertWeek

Hello there!  Hopefully you’ve already checked out my recipe from Monday, where I helped kick off the big blog event called #SummerDessertWeek.  I made a Key Lime and Coconut Pie that I am still sad is gone.  It was so good!  If you haven’t taken a peek – go now!  (well, AFTER you read about these cookies!)

As for the cookies – yessss.  Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies.  I have made it a passion to perfect the chocolate chip cookie, and according to local samplers, I am pretty darned good at this quest.  My biggest secrets?  One is to underbake them just a bit.  The second?  Take the time to brown your butter.  You won’t be sorry – it makes the dough so rich, so…just so much extra.

brown butter chocolate chunk cookies stacked

If you can, do take the time to prep the dough the day before you want to bake it.  While I do bake a few straight out of the mixer, and they are silly delicious, waiting a day to let the dough chill in the refrigerator is worth the wait.  The flavors really meld together, and make an incredible cookie even better.

Yield: 22-24

Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

By taking the time to brown the butter, these cookies go from incredible to perfection! Try mixing up the types of chocolate, add walnuts, or just keep them as-is!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes


  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups plus 2 Tbsps All Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chunks (I used a chopped candy bar)
  • Maldon or sea salt flakes, to top


  1. In a medium stock pot, brown the butter over medium heat. You will begin to see little bits of brown, continue stirring so as not to burn the butter. Once browned, remove from heat.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, pour the brown butter, add the sugars and mix thoroughly, getting out the lumps until smooth.
  3. Chill the dough until no longer hot, about 10 minutes in the refrigerator. Add egg and yolk, stirring to combine. Add vanilla and stir.
  4. Gingerly fold in the flour, baking soda and salt until just combined. Do not over mix.
  5. Add the chocolate chips and chunks, taking care to make sure dough is not too warm to melt the chocolate.
  6. Wrap dough tightly, and place in refrigerator for 4 hours or more, or, opt to freeze dough for later use.
  7. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 325. Place cookie dough in mounded balls onto baking sheets lined with a silpat or cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt flakes.
  8. Bake until edges start to brown and cookies start to look set, about 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheet. Serve warm.


Allowing the dough to chill overnight makes for a richer, better cookie. The dough also freezes very well!

As I mentioned Monday, several sponsors offered to provide the #SummerDessertWeek participants with some goodies to use in our recipes.  While we weren’t paid to use them, we did receive them at no cost.  Of course, all thoughts and opinions about these products are my own.  In this recipe, I used extract from Adam’s Extract, sugars from Dixie Crystals (my always go-to sugar), as well as these super cute cookie/treat bags from Sweet & Treats Boutique.  So…thank you, sponsors!

Check out the amazing #SummerDessertWeek recipes from our bloggers today!


Ice Cream Recipes:

Sweet Summertime Cakes and Cupcakes:

No Bake Treats:

Baked Desserts:



Summer Drinks:

Welcome to the 3rd Annual #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This week-long summer time event is filled with some down right amazing sweet recipes from fantastic bloggers and we’ve got some great giveaways from our generous sponsors for y’all too!! We can’t wait to share all of these summer-themed desserts with you and celebrate sweet, sweet summertime all week long!


There are 45 incredible bloggers participating in this year’s #SummerDessertWeek event! Thanks to those bloggers, we have over 168 summer time sweet treat recipes being shared this week! Grab a few recipes to try out and don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!

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Dixie Crystals is giving away one (1)Keurig® K-Select® Coffee Maker





Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – 1 Gift Pack – including Adams Poundcake Kit, Adams Best, Adams Lemon Extract, Adams Natural Food Color, and Adams Cinnamon Sugar



Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Wilton Gift Pack – including – Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 13 x 9 -inch Oblong Pan, Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 8-inch Square Cake Pan, Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 8-inch Round Cake Pan, Peach Cobbler Candy Melts Candy, Blueberry Lemonade Candy Melts Candy, Orange Crème Candy Melts Candy, Key Lime Pie Decorating Icing Pouch with Tips, Orange Crème Decorating Icing Pouch with Tips, Pop Art Triangle and Solid Cupcake Liners, Geometric Print and Solid Green Cupcake Liners, Balloon Dog Icing Decorations, Assorted Brights and Pastels Sprinkles, Blue Sprinkles Tackle Box, Coral Sprinkles Tackle Box, DIY-Lish Mermaid Kit, DIY-Lish Candy Lollipop Kit and Disposable Decorating Bags with 1M Tips



Prize #4 — Sweets & Treats Boutique is giving away 1 (one) baking supply box including an assortment of sprinkles and cupcake liners as well as one of Love From The Oven’s recent cookbooks!


Prize #5 — Anolon is giving one (1) winner an Anolon Advanced Graphite 9″ Round Springform Pan & an Anolon Advanced Graphite 9″ Square Springform Pan

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Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from July 7th – July 14th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 5 (five) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 5 (five) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.


Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop and Anolon ! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

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