This Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is the BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe. The sweet and salty combo can't be beat.
Put the butter into a heat safe dish or measuring cup and refrigerate for 1 hour. This will give it the consistency of softened butter which is perfect for use in cookies.
In the bowl of stand mixer or with a hand mixer and a bowl cream together the browned butter, softened butter, brown sugar, white sugar and vanilla. Mix for 2 minutes or until it becomes fluffy and well incorporated.
Line a sheet tray with parchment paper and scoop the cookies onto the tray. Sprinkle with sea salt.
When ready to bake line a sheet tray with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Leave at least 2 inches between the cookies. Do not crowd.
Bake for 15-17 minutes for large cookies and 10-12 for smaller cookies. Make sure to check often and do not over bake. They should be a little soft in the center.
As soon as you are done baking the cookies, bring them out of the oven and holding the tray about 1 foot above the counter- DROP them. Yes you want the cookie tray to smack the counter. This gives you that nice round, no longer domed cookie center. Just trust. Allow them to sit on the tray for 10 minutes total before moving them to a cooling rack