Brown Butter and Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

Simply put, I just wanted to make something sweet to share on this beautiful Palm Sunday.

Brown Butter and Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

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You will need:

  • 1 1/2 cups AP flour
  • 1 1/3 cups white sugar
  • 4oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup canola, vegetable, or light olive oil.
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 2 Tbsp molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Preheat your oven to 350*F. Line two sheet pans with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. In a skillet over medium heat, melt the stick of butter and let it bubble until it just starts to brown. I highly advise that you watch it like a newborn baby. Once it is lightly browned, pour off into a bowl and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, combine the sugar, oil, molasses, egg, and vanilla.  Mix this well until it is combined. Add in the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and chocolate chips. Stir until almost combined. Pour in the slightly cooled brown butter. Stir everything around until it is all combined. The batter will be sticky and dark and it should smell like toffee. Try your best not to eat it.

These will spread out, so put 6 scoops of dough on each sheet pan. Put one pan in the fridge and the other in the oven. Set a timer for 13 minutes. Around minute 8, you will see the cookies get really puffy. Around minute 12, they will begin to collapse. Once all of the cookies have mostly collapsed and they are a rich golden brown, remove the pan from the oven and set aside to start cooling. Go ahead and put the other pan in the oven.

Once your cookies have settled and become sturdy enough to handle with a spatula, transfer them to a wire rack to finish cooling. If they are not sturdy enough to move, let them rest on the pan for another couple of minutes.

These cookies will be crispy on the outside with a soft and chewy center. They will have a sweet and salty toffee flavor with bits of chocolate throughout. I think you will love these. They taste amazing and they will make your house smell pretty wonderful.

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I am praying for all of you during this Holy Week. May God bless you and keep you always.

Lots of love and many blessings,

Chelsea

The Lord GOD has given me
a well-trained tongue,
that I might know how to speak to the weary
a word that will rouse them.
Morning after morning
he opens my ear that I may hear;
and I have not rebelled,
have not turned back.
I gave my back to those who beat me,
my cheeks to those who plucked my beard;
my face I did not shield
from buffets and spitting.

The Lord GOD is my help,
therefore I am not disgraced;
I have set my face like flint,
knowing that I shall not be put to shame.

Isaiah 50:4-7

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