Brown Butter Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Brown Butter Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

by Angie Barrett May-20-2012


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon. baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups peanut butter chips


Heat a large saute pan over medium heat on the stove and melt the butter.

As the butter starts to foam and it will start to make a crackling/popping noise.

After a minute or two the foam with start to dissipate and small brown flecks will start to appear on the bottom of the pan. 

Once the butter has reached a light brown color turn the heat off and remove from the heat.

Pour the browned butter in a small bowl and refrigerate until solid again.

Pre-heat oven to 350F.

In a mixer cream the solid butter, sugars, and peanut butter together. Mix well.

Adding the eggs one at a time. Make sure each egg is incorporated before adding the next.

Add the vanilla. Mix for 3-4 minutes.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.

With the machine on low, slowly add the flour to the batter. Mix until just combined.

Mix in the peanut butter chips.

Drop by rounded tablespoons onto a baking sheet or into a muffin top pan for giant cookies. 

Bake at 350 F for 10 minutes, or until golden.

Cool on a wire rack.


Yield: About 2 dozen cookie