The best 7 words I’ve heard this week: Salted Caramel Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.I wish I was lying when I say that I ate these cookies for dinner last night and for breakfast this morning. 3 cookies for breakfast on a Friday – good way to start the weekend and celebrate the end of the week, don’t you think?
I also wish I was lying when I said that I started with 24 cookies last night and there are now only 4 left. Thankfully I haven’t been the only person eating these because I’d probably be in a sugar coma right about now. I just can’t stop eating them.
I posted some pictures on instagram yesterday, and I wish that computers/phone technology would come out with a scratch and sniff screen or a way to just shove cookies through the computer screen at all of you. Because.. these cookies. The caramel-like smell of the brown butter, the delicious dough, the smell of freshly baked cookies.. Literally torture. Because you’re supposed to let the cookies cool a bit before eating/touching them and if you eat them right out of the oven the caramel will burn your mouth. Not that I know that first hand or anything….
But honestly. These are some of, if not the best, cookies I have ever made. The brown butter takes a regular chocolate chip cookie to the next delicious level, but when you have a thin layer of caramel stuffed inside the cookie and a sprinkle of sea salt on the top.. It will literally tickle all of your taste buds.
Browning butter isn’t hard at all. I wrote out directions but also linked to two great tutorials for those of you who want more pictures of the butter. This was actually my first (real) time browning butter, so adding a camera to the mix didn’t seem like a bright idea. If you want to make your own caramels, go for it, but I’ve had these Trader Joe’s fleur de sel caramels in the pantry that I can’t stop eating. So good.I know it’s hot everywhere – turning my oven yesterday was a battle – but these cookies are worth it. Bring them to your Fourth of July parties next week, send these out to your friends who live across country, keep them for yourself.. Just make them. Please. Trust me.