Brown Butter Cookies with Coconut and Dark Chocolate

February 21, 2014

Have you guys ever baked with brown butter before? It’s definitely something special. It elevates the taste of the good ol’ chocolate chip cookie to a whole new place. Add in coconut and a healthy dose of dark chocolate and you have yourself a party-worthy cookie. Another great thing about this recipe is that you only dirty one bowl and one spoon…no heavy duty mixer required! I’m always looking for easy (but delicious!) recipes that don’t require too much clean up, and this one wins on so many levels.

Brown Butter Cookies with Oats, Coconut and Dark Chocolate { makes about 2 dozen }

1/2  cup unsalted butter
1/2  cup sugar
1/2  cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2  cup rolled oats
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Place butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Allow butter to melt, and then cook, stirring constantly, until tiny brown bits appear at the bottom of the pan, and the butter is a medium brown. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.

While the butter is cooling, mix together flour, oats, salt, coconut and chocolate. Set aside.

Once butter is cool to the touch, stir the butter into the sugars until thoroughly combined. Stir in egg and vanilla until creamy, and then add in the flour mixture, stirring just until all the ingredients come together. If the batter is too dry, you can add 1-2 Tbsp half and half or milk to help it come together. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spoon dough onto cookie sheets* using your hands or a cookie scoop. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool slightly before enjoying.

*because the dough is a thick consistency these cookies don’t change shape much, so it’s ok to place them a little closer together than other choc chip cookies. These also freeze really well, so feel free to make a double batch and freeze half for later!

 

* recipe derived from this one *

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