Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Some days, you just need a tower of cookies. Especially when those cookies come from Cooking Light magazine and say that they are only 96 calories each. You would think knowing this would help you eat less of them, because hey, 100 calories snacks are cool, but these are just so damn tasty that you can’t help but pick one up every time you walk by them.

My apologies in advance to your diet if you are on one. If you aren’t, more cookies for you to consume!

Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Source: Cooking Light, October 2012
Servings: 40 cookies
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    • 6 tbsp. unsalted butter
    • 2 tbsp. canola oil
    • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
    • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
    • 1 tsp. baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp. salt
    • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
    • 1/2 cup sugar 
    • 1 tsp. vanilla 
    • 2 eggs
    • 3/4 cup chocolate chips

1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat for 3-5 minutes or until browned. Remove from the heat, add the canola oil and set aside.
2. Preheat the oven to 375. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder and salt.
4. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine sugars. Add melted butter. Mix on low until combined, then add eggs and vanilla.
5. Once combined, add the flour and mix until a dough forms. Stir in chocolate chips.
6. Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, 2 inches apart from each other.
7. Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly golden. Let cool on a wire rack.

I initially cut this recipe in half because I don’t really have the willpower to have forty 96 calorie cookies hanging around. But then I tried one of the cookies and I immediately whipped up another batch because I knew these were going to be scooped up like hot cakes. The browned butter really does something incredible to these cookies, changing the flavor to being a chocolate chip cookie with a slight hint of nuttiness.

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  1. Mmmmmm these cookies sound amazing! Love the idea to use browned butter.

  2. I would love to try baking these lighter version of CCC for my family too πŸ˜€

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  4. I loooove browned butter. I'd eat the whole batch, calories wouldn't matter.

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