Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

These Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are insanely good!  Like you cut off a slice and then suddenly the whole pan is gone good!These Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are insanely good! Like you cut off a slice and then suddenly the whole pan is gone good!

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I totally just deleted what I was about to write to all of you in this post.  I was trying too hard to be funny.

But here’s the thing.

I have spent the last 8 years growing people.  And I’m pretty sure that a good 50% of the energy it took to grow those people was expended in the last three days.  You guys.  My baby is eating me out of house and home.

I’m too exhausted to be funny.

Can I ask you a serious question?

Is it proven that brown butter increases milk production?  Because for the first time in my world renowned nursing career, I’m like seriously under producing.  If brown butter could increase production, I would be golden.

No?  It doesn’t.

Damn.

These Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are insanely good! Like you cut off a slice and then suddenly the whole pan is gone good!

I promise you that at some point my blogging will become less about nursing toils and tribulations and more about brown butter.

You know what, that’s not a promise that I can make.  Because as soon as it stops being about nursing its going to be about how hard it is to stay out of 4 year old girl drama.  And then it’s going to be about why tween boys stop talking to you altogether.  And all sorts of other nonsnese I can’t even fathom yet.

But brown butter.  I can say that there will be more brown butter mixed in there.  This is the first recipe I’ve made with it, and we are now BFFs.  Like, super tight.  We are even talking about going ring shopping.  It takes a recipe that is already really good and takes it to a place where your mouth wants to close up shop because it knows that you are never going to eat something better.

I think it’s time to brown butter all the things.

These Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are insanely good! Like you cut off a slice and then suddenly the whole pan is gone good!

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Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 by 13 inch pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Over medium heat in a skillet melt the butter, stirring consistently. The butter will begin to foam and deepen in color and smell nutty. When small brown bits begin to show up at the bottom, remove it from the heat and allow to cool a little.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder together.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix together the granulated sugar, packed brown sugar, and brown butter together until fully combined. Add in the vanilla and then each egg one at a time until just mixed.
  5. Slowly add the flour mixture, scraping down the sides as necessary. Mix until just combined.
  6. With a spoon stir in the chocolate chips.
  7. Press the dough into the prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes or until the edges just begin to turn golden brown. Allow to cool completely before cutting and serving.
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These Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are insanely good! Like you cut off a slice and then suddenly the whole pan is gone good!

Comments

  1. says

    Brown butter and beer, chica! Lots of both. Well, if you pump and dump. But that wouldn’t help you, either.
    Seriously, I feel for you. I had three babies in 4 years, and I’m just now starting to think that maybe I’ll sleep someday again.
    But you have these to sustain you. They look SO good.
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  2. says

    Oh dear! hahah! Bless your heart friend! I am not a mother, so I can’t say I have anything to help you. BUT I do think there are few problems that brown butter cannot solve, so maybe they will help!! 🙂
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    • says

      Aren’t you just the nicest friend to have around, Rachel. Also, I totally made these during our Christmas baking, don’t you remember. Oh that’s right I left out the eggs so they tasted like garbage. #margaritas

    • says

      Julie, I recently heard from my sister-in-law who is a certified lactation consultant (wait? is that the right word? I’m so tired) that all that stuff about food that ups milk supply is bunk! 😮

  3. Meredith says

    I made these today and they are very yummy!
    It was my first time making brown butter and I am completely sold… delicious!
    My only change was to add some cinnamon to the dry ingredients because I add cinnamon to just about everything 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Sharon says

    Tried this recipe. Used 1/2 cup coconut sugar, 1/4 cup brown, 1/4 cup white. Used mini chocolate chips and added chopped pecans. Super good. Recommend!

    • says

      Like it was cakey, Juliana? Is it possible you added more flour? I got better in my later recipes at specifying this, but you should scoop the flour into the measuring cup and level off from there rather than scooping it out of the container. If you scoop right from the container you can end up with a lot more flour.

  5. H.Ben Goff says

    I have never heard of brown butter? Seriously? I see none with the plain butter at the grocery stores. Help me please!

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