Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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posted: 04/17/15

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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! If you’ve never made brown butter before, watch the video in this post to see how to make brown butter. It tastes amazing and adds such a richness to this chocolate chip cookie bar recipe. If you are looking for other great cookie bar recipes make these sugar cookie cookie butter bars, these vanilla cookie cookie bars, or these amazing sugar cookie fudge 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!

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?

What about 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!

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.

HOW TO MAKE BROWN BUTTER

  • Place your butter in a saucepan over medium heat
  • Allow it to melt completely, stirring consistently.
  • Once it has melted, it will start bubble, foam and deepen in color. Continue stirring.
  • When brown bits begin to show up at the bottom, remove from heat and allow to cool a little before using in the recipe.

TIPS FOR THIS BROWN BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE BAR RECIPE

  • Make sure you baking powder and baking soda are fresh. They need to be changed out every six months. To test them add a little baking powder to water – it should bubble immediately. To test the baking soda, add it to vinegar. It should bubble immediately.
  • Make sure not to over measure your flour. Do not use your measuring cup to measure the flour. Scoop it from the container into your measuring cup and then level off.

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!

 

This brown butter chocolate chip cookie bar recipe is insanely good. If you’ve never made brown butter before, watch the video in this post to see how!
5 from 1 vote

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Serves: 24 bars
(tap # to scale)
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
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!

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

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 by 13 inch pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • 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.
  • In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder together.
  • 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.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture, scraping down the sides as necessary. Mix until just combined.
  • With a spoon stir in the chocolate chips.
  • 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.
Calories: 155kcal (8%) Carbohydrates: 21g (7%) Protein: 2g (4%) Fat: 7g (11%) Saturated Fat: 4g (25%) Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 26mg (9%) Sodium: 109mg (5%) Potassium: 8mg Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 14g (16%) Vitamin A: 350IU (7%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Video

This brown butter chocolate chip cookie bar recipe is insanely good. If you’ve never made brown butter before, watch the video in this post to see how!

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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!

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  1. Brittnee Proha says

    Delicious! Making this tonight!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I hope you liked them Brittnee!

  2. basma says

    this recipe for how many person?????????????

    • Lisa Longley says

      It all depends completely on how you cut them. I typically get 24 bars.

  3. 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!

  4. Juliana says

    My turned out kind of almost brownie like in texture. Not sure what I might have done wrong.

    • Lisa Longley 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!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Hi! If you read the recipe, you will notice that you start with regular butter and I walk you through how to brown it.

  6. Suki says

    Mine came out dry and cakey. And the chocolate chips were more sparse than in your pictures. I also hand mixed. Does it have to be mixed in the order you specified?

    • Lisa Longley says

      So the biggest reason for dry and bars is too much flour. Make sure with this recipe (and any cookie recipe on my blog) that you scoop the flour into the measuring cup and then level off the top. If you don’t do it that way you will likely pack it and get significantly more flour. And yes, you definitely need to go in the order that is laid out in the recipe. Hand mixing really won’t work for the butter and sugar in this recipe as it is essential for the sugar to beat some air into the butter. Hope these tips help!

  7. Karen @ The Food Charlatan says

    Tell me all the nursing woes! Neither of us are nursing anymore but I will still always listen because dang it’s so hard. haha! Also I’m pretty sure brown butter increases endorphins, therefore increases milk supply. That’s how it works, right?

  8. Laura says

    Unsalted butter?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Yes, I use unsalted butter.

  9. D Clutter says

    5 stars
    OMG, I just made these and they are so good!! I have found anything made with brown butter is amazing. It just adds a richness that other baked good are missing. I have also used this as a base recipe and added 3/ 4 cup peanut butter, peanuts and mini M&Ms. I will probably only use this recipe from now on. Thanks!????I have to get these out of my house right away before I eat more then one.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so happy that you like these!

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