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The Best Browned Butter and Molasses Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best Browned Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft and delightfully chewy with the most incredible flavor! A rich and deep flavor from the molasses in our homemade brown sugar and loaded with melty chocolate chips. These cookies are dangerous!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: browned butter, chocolate chips, Cookies, molasses
Servings: 3 dozen
Author: Lora


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon dark molasses not blackstrap
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips or chunks


  • Brown the butter in a heavy-bottom medium saucepan over medium-low heat. When the butter has browned (about 3 minutes), set aside to cool. *If you don’t set the butter aside to cool, the chocolate chips will melt as you’re stirring them like mine did. And that is definitely not a problem. It just depends if you mind having chocolate swirls instead of chips in your cookies. In a medium sized bowl, sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda. Set aside the flour mixture.
  • In a medium sized bowl, mix the granulated sugar and molasses until no large molasses clumps remain.
  • Pour browned butter in the mixer’s work bowl. Add the homemade brown sugar. Cream the butter and sugar on medium speed for about 3 minutes. Add the egg and mix well. Add the yolk and mix until well combined. Slowly spoon in the flour mixture until thoroughly combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Chill the dough for about 20 minutes, then scoop onto parchment-lined baking sheets.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown, checking the cookies after 5 minutes. Rotate the baking sheet for even browning. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.