Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 ¾ Cups AP Flour
1 tsp Cream of Tartar
2 tsp Cornstarch
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2tsp salt
10 Oz browned butter
¾ Cups Granulated Sugar
½ Cup Golden Brown Sugar
½ Cup Dark Brown Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla extract
½ tsp Almond extract
2 Large Eggs
1 ½ Cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 ½ Cups Milk Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 375
Melt butter over medium heat whisking frequently
Once the butter has melted, it will start to foam. Continue to whisk and watch carefully as browned specks will begin to form at the bottom of the pan. Butter will begin to take on a nutty aroma and turn a light caramel color.
Remove from heat being careful not to burn
Allow butter to cool completely to room temperature. This will take some time, be patient. Pouring the butter into the sugar before it has cooled will melt the sugars and result in flat crunchy cookies
While butter is cooling combine flour, cream of tartar, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Set aside
In stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine granulated and brown sugars
Add cooled butter to mixer and beat on medium speed until mixture becomes light and fluffy. You will need to scrape down the sides of the bowl to make sure all ingredients are incorporated
Add eggs to sugar mixture and beat on medium speed until combined
Add vanilla and almond extract
Reduce speed and slowly add flour mixture to sugar mixture, making sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl to combine all ingredients. Do not over mix, as cookies will come out cakey
Fold chocolate chips into dough and place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour
Spray cookie sheet with non stick spray
Remove dough from refrigerator and measure out 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup). Roll dough into balls and place 1 inch apart on cookie sheet.
Once you have all of your cookies aligned on cookie sheet, using the palm of your hand, press down lightly on each ball flattening slightly.
Top each cookie with a few more chocolate chips
Place cookie sheet on center oven rack and bake for 9 ½ minutes. Cookies will look underdone. This is ok. Cookies will continue to cook on baking sheet once out of the oven.
As soon as you remove your cookies from the oven, bang the pan on the counter. This pushes the cookies out and creates wrinkles
Allow cookies to cool for 3-5 minutes on cookie sheet before moving to cooling rack, or in my case, devouring the whole plate!