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Brown Butter and Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

I made cookies for my mom for mother's day. These cookies are right up my mom’s alley: nutty brown butter, crisp edges with a soft and chewy centre, pools of chocolate and little bits of Skor. So good!

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Brown Butter and Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

When I was little, my mom always had an emergency chocolate bar in her purse. I used to love digging through her purse to look for treats. Whenever I was bored at appointments or while running errands, I knew I could count on her to have something sweet hiding in the depths of her bottomless bag. She’s always yell at me for going through her things, but I’d like to think of it as a gentle yell. But, to be honest, it probably wasn’t. Who wants someone going through their things?!

My mom is definitely a chocolate person. Her all time favorites are Fruit and Nut bars, Wunderbars (caramel and crushed roasted peanuts), and Skor. She used to take chocolate bars and cut them up into pieces, almost like the were tiny cakes. We’d eat them, piece by tiny piece, in companionable silence, her reading a magazine, and me reading Sweet Valley Twins.

These cookies are right up my mom’s alley: nutty brown butter, crisp edges with a soft and chewy centre, pools of chocolate and little bits of Skor. So good!

Happy Mother’s Day mom! Thanks for always having a chocolate bar for us to share :)
xoxo steph

Brown Butter and Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Brown Butter and Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
makes 10 cookies


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • scant 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Skor bars, chopped into ¼-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cups chocolate fèves
  • flaky sea salt

via Bon Appetit

Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, until it foams and browns, about 5–8 minutes. Transfer brown butter to a large bowl and let cool slightly.

In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt.

Add the sugars to cooled butter. With an electric mixer beat butter mixture on medium, scraping down sides, until incorporated, about 1 minute. Add the eggs and vanilla and continue to beat until mixture lightens and begins to thicken, about 30 seconds.

Reduce to low and add in the dry ingredients and beat, scraping down sides and bottom of bowl, until just combined.

With a wooden spoon or spatula, stir in the chocolate feves and Skor until just combined. Let sit at room temperature at least 30 minutes the dough will thicken as it sits.

Preheat to 375°F, with a rack in the center of the oven. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop out 3 tablespoons of dough per cookie and space out on the cookie sheet, leaving plenty of room. Do not flatten the balls as the cookies will spread as they bake. Sprinkle with sea salt.

Bake until the edges are golden brown and firm but centers are soft, 9–11 minutes. Let cool on the sheet 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely. Enjoy!

Brown Butter and Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

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6 Comments

  1. these cookies looks so yummy!

  2. erika says:

    Ugh I love the image of your mom chopping up chocolate bars into tiny pieces and you guys eating them side by side so much. Need to eat candy-studded cookies ASAP #drool

  3. Hehe! i always have a little “treat” or candy or something in my bag for a “just in case” Teddy moment. I made these last night, haha!! I tried to combine them with Sarah Kieffer’s method of SLAMMING the cookie sheets down to create ridges and a flat cookie – it didn’t work, but holy shamoli they were still good cookies! PS the recipe is by a gal from Nanaimo which is awesome!! PPS brown butter smells SO good I want to drink it but I know that is NOT COOL and would result in a very burnt throat and 9,000 calories later.

  4. my mom never had an emergency chocolate bar; she was obviously a bad mom. and oh my, the sweet valley series were my favorite. there were a bunch of them in my 4th grade classroom for whatever reason, even though they for the most part were probably not that age appropriate lol.

  5. browned butter adds SO MUCH flavor. One of my FAVORITE banana bread recipe calls or a browned butter glaze – these look so rich and perfect!