17 August 2017

Brown Butter Caramel Chip Cookies

Delicious brown butter cookies with caramel or butterscotch chips make a perfect any time of day snack !

Delicious brown butter cookies with caramel or butterscotch chips make a perfect any time of day snack !
I won a contest. This doesn't happen very often.
A few months ago, Vahiné - which is a baking ingredients brand here in France - launched a contest : all you had to do was post a picture of something you'd baked, with a hashtag. And I was one of the winners ! I received a box with a bunch of their products, including these chocolate caramel chips. I knew right away how I was going to use them.
Delicious brown butter cookies with caramel or butterscotch chips make a perfect any time of day snack !
My chocolate chip cookies recipe is a favorite of mine, it just seemed too simple for these caramel chips. BUT, brown butter cookies ? Now we were talking. I'd tried a recipe for brown butter cookies once but it didn't turn out great. I went around online trying to find THE recipe I was going to try, and found this one, which appeared on several recipe blogs. I modified it slightly, and the brown butter cookies turned out amazing. Yes, amazing. I could've eaten them all in one go.
Now, I know Vahiné isn't available everywhere, so I looked online for something resembling Vahiné's chocolate caramel chips. They could be replaced by Nestle's or Hershey's butterscotch chips, or just plain chocolate chips.
Delicious brown butter cookies with caramel or butterscotch chips make a perfect any time of day snack
As for making brown butter, I swear it isn't hard : you just have the melt the butter over low heat until it's a nice brown color. That's it ! The original recipe says to put the melted butter through a sieve to remove all the blackened bits, but I didn't do that, as those dark bits are what gives the cookies all their flavor.
Delicious brown butter cookies with caramel or butterscotch chips make a perfect any time of day snack !
brown butter caramel chip cookies


Ingredients :
210g of flour
130g of salted butter
60g of powdered sugar
90g of light brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 tsp of baking powder
1/8 tsp of salt
100g of caramel or butterscotch chips

Instructions :
  • Brown the butter : in a light colored pan, melt the butter over low heat, stirring until the butter has a nice brown color. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In another bowl, mix the sugars and brown butter. Add in the egg, and vanilla extract. Once incorporated, mix in the dry ingredients.
  • Set aside a tablespoon of caramel or butterscotch chips, and mix the rest into the cookie dough.
  • Put the cookie dough in the fridge for about 15 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven.
  • Using an ice cream scoop, form cookie dough balls and set them on a baking paper covered baking sheet.
  • Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes, until the edges of the cookies are a nice golden color.
  • Take the cookies out of the oven, and add the chips set aside earlier to the top of the cookies.


  • Delicious brown butter cookies with caramel or butterscotch chips make a perfect any time of day snack

    Delicious brown butter cookies with caramel or butterscotch chips make a perfect any time of day snack !

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