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Brown Butter and Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Brown Butter Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brown Butter Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Diana Rattray
These cookies are soft and chewy with a wonderful buttery walnut flavor.


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces unsalted butter
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

In a medium saucepan, cook butter over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it begins to brown, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add the walnuts and continue cooking, stirring, for about 2 minutes, or until the foam is lightly browned. The mixture will be foamy and a tannish color. Remove from heat. Using a mesh strainer, drain the butter into a large mixing bowl. Set the walnuts aside.

Heat oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet with a silicone liner or spray with baking spray.

When butter has cooled to room temperature, add the sugars and beat until well blended. Beat in eggs and vanilla until light. Slowly beat in the flour mixture until blended. Fold in the walnuts and chocolate chips.

Drop by tablespoon or scoop onto the prepared baking sheet. Dip the bottom of a glass in sugar and lightly tamp the cookie dough mounds down.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly browned around the edges but still light in the centers.

Cool slightly on the baking sheet and move to a rack to cool completely.
Makes 4 to 5 dozen cookies.

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 4 out of 5
Yummy!, Member Aleona

I recently began to bake and this was my first attempt at baking cookies. It was a success! This recipe is simple and the cookies taste great! Slightly crispy on the outside but soft and tender on the inside, just perfect. The one thing I did differently is I added 2 tablespoons of milk and I didn't dip the bottom of my glass in sugar. There was already plenty of sugar so the cookies turned out to be fairly sweet. Enjoy them with a large glass of milk!

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