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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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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!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brown butter chocolate chip cookie bars, chocolate chip cookie bars, cookie bars
Servings: 24 bars
Calories: 155kcal
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 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


  • 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 | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 8mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 350IU