Sea Salt and Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Okay…so by now you might have gotten the impression that I am kinda digging the chocolate and salt combination…and the brown butter thing…how could anyone not?? Seriously!

My daughter made a version of this cookie and stuffed it with nutella. Oh man…I didn’t want to go that extreme so I switched it up a bit and made this one a bit more tame.

Chocolate with sea salt is almost perfection. Add Browned butter...you are there.

Chocolate with sea salt is almost perfection. Add Browned butter…you are there.

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt

2 1/4 cups  flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp sea salt

2 sticks butter, unsalted

1 3/4 cups dark brown sugar, packed

1/4 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 Tbs Greek yogurt

1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips

sea salt for sprinkling on top

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, sift or whisk the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.  Whisk consistently while the butter melts. It will begin to foam up. After a few minutes, the butter will begin to brown on the bottom of the saucepan. Keep whisking and remove from the heat as soon as the butter begins to brown and gives off a nutty aroma. (yummmmm). Transfer the butter to a bowl to keep it from continuing to cook. Set aside to cool for a few minutes.

Mix the butter and sugars until blended. Beat in the eggs, vanilla and yogurt until completely combined. Add the dry ingredients slowly and beat until it is just combined. Do not over-mix. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Chill the dough for a few hours in the frig. Once chilled, measure about 1/4 cup of the dough into a ball. Place on a cookie sheet and sprinkle each ball with a little bit of sea salt.

Bake the cookies around 10 minutes or until the edges of the cookies begin to turn golden brown. They will look underdone when you first take them out of the oven but will continue to cook on the cookie sheet.  Cool the cookies on the sheet and if they look like they need a bit of extra salt, go ahead and sprinkle a bit more on them. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely..

What do I love about this recipe? Well, aside from tasting amazing…these are so pretty to look at. Such a scrumptious sight!

What don’t I love about this recipe? Well, they aren’t exactly healthy or low-calorie….does the tablespoon and a half of Greek Yogurt make them a little bit healthier????

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