Chocolate chunk cookies

22 Mar

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As far as I am concerned a cookie, or bickie to put in the local vernacular, must be chunky and full of chunks of flavour. None of these delicate little wafers for me – I want a biscuit with bite. Something substantial where I can see the bits and pieces before I taste them. Ladies and gentlemen, friends of miss9 who read my blog and Pin my recipes (hi Macy, Ella and Alana) allow me to present a cookie made even better thanks to the addition of brown butter.

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I cannot emphasie how much extra oomph browning the butter makes – it elevates the whole cookie to another level. Leave out this step at your peril…

The recipe is from a lovely blog called How Sweet Eats – see it here in all its original glory:

http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/03/brown-butter-oatmeal-chunk-cookies/

The ingredients are weighed rather than measured so grab some scales before you start, and allow half an hour for resting the dough.

GATHER:

¾ cup rolled oats

1/2 cup unsalted butter

1/2 cup caster sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 large egg

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 cup chocolate chunks

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LET’S GET TO IT:

Place butter in a small saucepan over low heat and whisk constantly for around five minutes – you want it to change colour and have small brown bits appear on the bottom of the pan. Keep an eye on it and be ready to take it off as soon as this happens. Set aside until completely cool.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, oats and cinnamon, then stir in cooled butter and both sugars.

When smooth whisk in egg and vanilla until completely combined then fold in chocolate chunks.

Place dough in fridge for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 180C and cover baking sheet with non-stick baking paper.

Roll dough into balls the size of a large walnut. Allowing room to spread place on sheet then apart bake for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly golden.

Cool on wire racks.

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32 Responses to “Chocolate chunk cookies”

  1. chocolatesuze March 22, 2015 at 2:39 am #

    omg brown butter would make these cookies so fricken amazing!

  2. Margot @ Gather and Graze March 22, 2015 at 4:10 am #

    How fabulous! I love the idea of Chocolate Chunk (rather than Chocolate Chip) Cookies! So much more decadent and the perfect flavour with browned butter too! Yum!

  3. cheergerm March 22, 2015 at 8:15 am #

    Mrs H, browned butter in a biscuit/bikky/cookie/baked sweet thing….now that’s a decadently delicious creation. Yes Ma’am!

    • thehungrymum March 22, 2015 at 8:56 pm #

      Oh, I hear ya! Am def going to try adding this little step to more baked items x

  4. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella March 22, 2015 at 10:28 am #

    Hehe I think everything is better with browned butter. Like life 😀

    • thehungrymum March 22, 2015 at 8:56 pm #

      Amen sister. Such a simple process for such a wallop of flavour.

  5. Von March 22, 2015 at 11:16 am #

    mmmm…looks like my idea of a perfect cookie! Definitely love mine with plenty of chunks! Haven’t tried browning butter though- it sounds amazing!

    • thehungrymum March 22, 2015 at 8:55 pm #

      The brown butter will blow your mind – do it!!

  6. LFFL March 22, 2015 at 4:31 pm #

    My favorite ever.

  7. The Culinary Jumble March 22, 2015 at 5:10 pm #

    I always use chunks in my cookies! These look lovely! How many do these make? 🙂

    • thehungrymum March 22, 2015 at 8:53 pm #

      I love a chunky bickie, too! I can’t remember how many it made – maybe 18-ish good size ones?

      • The Culinary Jumble March 22, 2015 at 9:01 pm #

        Thank you! I often halve recipes (so that I can bake something different every day and don’t feel guilty if there are some leftovers!) – and nine sounds about perfect!

  8. kerrycooks March 22, 2015 at 5:54 pm #

    Those chunks are heavenly and huge! Where is your cake stand from lovely?

    • thehungrymum March 22, 2015 at 8:54 pm #

      Thanks – that is my fav cake stand. It is Donna Hay x

  9. eatrunsnoozerepeat March 22, 2015 at 6:34 pm #

    Cookies are my WEAKNESS! Look delicious!

  10. davegon March 23, 2015 at 1:36 am #

    You speak the truth about The Browning. Amen.

    • thehungrymum March 23, 2015 at 6:17 am #

      And lo, and the heavens did rain down brown’d butter and the people did rejoice.

  11. Liz March 23, 2015 at 3:05 am #

    yum! Am also a fan of the chunky chocolate chip cookies. And browned butter would put it over the top for sure 🙂

    • thehungrymum March 23, 2015 at 4:10 am #

      I reckon we would be instant BFFS Liz if we were to ever met – you have terrific taste 😉

  12. Collin March 23, 2015 at 5:22 am #

    I have to say that one time I had a cookie that someone made with browned butter, and it was so amazing. I will never forget that one, I’m sure this one is just as good!

    • thehungrymum March 23, 2015 at 6:18 am #

      Browned butter does make people recall the moment they first laid their tastebuds upon it 😉

  13. FrugalHausfrau March 27, 2015 at 9:01 am #

    Love them! Does the oatmeal make them healthy? 🙂 I have been meaning to try brown butter in a cookie for a long time!

    • thehungrymum April 9, 2015 at 4:10 am #

      Of course – this is practically a super food 😉 Brown butter will rock your world.

  14. Traditionally Modern Food April 8, 2015 at 9:57 pm #

    Love it:-) looks yummy

  15. Mariposaoro May 10, 2015 at 7:31 pm #

    Brown butter.. I normally use the cold block of butter or lad.. Must make the biscuits easier to roll..

    • thehungrymum May 11, 2015 at 2:53 am #

      Hope you try it – the brown butter adds a richness that is soooo good 😉

      • Mariposaoro May 11, 2015 at 1:46 pm #

        I know.. I used brown butter on scallops! Yumm! Do you like poetry? Have a look at this wordpress site, with English language and Jamaican patois. Redrebelremarks.wordpress.com

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