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brown butter chocolate chip cookies
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4.88 from 8 votes

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Toffee and Pretzel

The best cookie I've ever had. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. Rich brown butter, chocolate bits, sweet toffee, and salty pretzel. PERFECTION!
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Servings: 36 cookies
Author: Marianne


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks salted butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 ⅓ cup toffee bits
  • 1 ⅓ cup broken bits of pretzel


  • Preheat the oven to 350°.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the butter, stirring often as it cooks, until it foams. Watch carefully for the butter to brown after it foams, 5–8 minutes total. Pour into a bowl, making sure to scrape everything out of the pan, including the browned bits, and let the butter cool down for 10 minutes in the fridge before continuing with it.
  • Whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt together.
  • In a separate bowl, cream the cooled browned butter and sugars, then beat in the vanilla and eggs.
  • Add the previously whisked dry ingredients and mix until blended.
  • Mix in the toffee, pretzels, and chocolate chips. Let the dough sit on the counter in the bowl for 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out 1.25" round balls of dough and place on an un-greased cookie sheet. Using this size of dough ball, I fit about 12 cookies on my standard-sized cookie sheet.
  • Bake 11 to 14 minutes, or until edges of cookies begin to brown, then let them cool on the cookie sheets.