Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies a mouthful that says it all! A chewy chunky, beyond delicious cookie. A wonderful sweet and salty contrast.Brown Butter Pretzel Chocolate Butterscotch Chip Cookies

Wow! This is chunky, completely loaded, truly beyond delicious cookie experience. The browned butter gives this cookie a nutty rich dimension. The combo of pretzels, butterscotch, and chocolate chips provides a wonderful play between sweet and salty.

The texture is perfectly chewy! All in All, I have to say, this cookies just might become your favorite of all time!

Brown Butter Pretzel Chocolate Butterscotch Chip Cookies

There are a few things I want you to know about this recipe before you get started:

  • After making the dough, it must be refrigerated for 8 hours. So, obviously, this isn’t the cookie to make at 5 pm for the kids to take to school for the class party they forgot to tell you about!
  • After the dough is finished in the fridge, it becomes kinda hard and brittle. I literally, chipped off the amount I wanted, then rolled it into a ball. The heat from your hands softens it instantly.
  • When browning the butter, do it in a saucepan you can easily see the bottom.  Remember, after you pull the saucepan from the heat, it will continue to brown a bit, just from the heat of the pan. If you burn the butter, throw it out and start over.
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Brown Butter, Pretzel, Chocolate & Scotch Chip Cookies!

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies a mouthful that says it all! A chewy chunky, beyond delicious cookie. A wonderful sweet and salty contrast.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 16 cookies
Calories 320 kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 2 1/4 Cups Bread Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar Firmly Packed
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Large Egg Yolk
  • 2 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Pretzels Broken into Pieces
  • 1/2 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Cup Butterscotch Chips


  1. Place the butter in a heavy bottom, medium saucepan and melt over low heat. When the butter has melted, increase the heat to medium and cook until the solids in the butter turn golden brown and it develops a nutty fragrance (watch the butter closely as it can burn and be ruined very quickly). Remove from heat, set aside and cool for 20 minutes.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda and set aside.
  3. Fit stand mixer with a paddle attachment. Pour cooled butter into stand mixer bowl and add both sugars. Beat on medium for 3 minutes. Add the egg, egg yolk and beat just to combine. Add the cream and vanilla and beat on medium for another 3 minutes. Slowly add the flour mixture beating on low speed after each addition. When all the flour mixture is added, beat on medium until well incorporated. Using a sturdy spoon add the pretzels and both chips and stir until they are evenly distributed.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours (It will be worth it, I promise).
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with Silpats or parchment.
  6. Remove chilled dough from the fridge. Scoop out the dough with a tablespoon and roll into a ball. (a little smaller than the size of a golf ball). The dough will be almost brittle-just kinda chip at it and gather the pieces together forming a ball. The heat from your hands will make the brittle dough nicely pliable. Place balls on the prepared baking sheets and flatten slightly.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until they're baked through the center. Mine cooked 11 minutes and were slightly underbaked, which is how I like em! Allow the cookie to rest on the baking sheet for about 10 minutes then transfer them to a cooling rack.

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Nutritional Information

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Nutrition Facts
Brown Butter, Pretzel, Chocolate & Scotch Chip Cookies!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 320 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 278mg 12%
Potassium 82mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Sugars 26g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 8.4%
Calcium 2.8%
Iron 4.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Source: adapted From Alton Brown