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Peanut and Chocolate Chip cookies with Brown Butter

Peanut and Chocolate Chip cookies with Brown Butter

Makes 16

Hands on time: 30 mins

Bake time: 10 mins

Cooling time: 1 hour


100g unsalted butter, room temperature

150g peanut butter (either smooth or crunchy)

100g light brown sugar

100g golden caster sugar

1 large egg

190g self raising flour

200g milk chocolate, chopped

Flaky salt to top (optional)


  • Brown the butter! To do this, add the unsalted butter to a saucepan and heat on low until butter is melted. Once melted, increase the heat to medium. The butter will start to bubble and spit, keep going! Stir so it all browns evenly. The bubbles will start to get smaller and turn to foam. When you stir, you should start to see flecks of golden brown under the foam and it should smell AMAZING. Once the foam starts to subside and you see these flecks, take it off the heat so it doesn’t burn!

  • Stick the pan in a sink of shallow cold water to stop it cooking further.

  • Pour butter into a shallow container and pop in the fridge to solidify a bit (so you can cream it with the sugar for the cookie dough).

  • Once the brown butter has cooled to a spreadable consistency, beat the butter with 75g of the peanut butter (reserving the other half for later) and both the sugars until creamy. Beat in the egg.

  • Sift in flour and mix until almost combined. Add the milk chocolate chunks and stir until the chunks are evenly distributed.

  • Stir in the remaining peanut butter until there are streaks running through the dough (don’t overmix - you want to keep these streaks!). If the peanut butter is too solid for this, you can warm it beforehand in the microwave if needed).

  • Chill cookie dough for at least 4 hours in the fridge (it gets better with time!). Overnight is best.

  • Once chilled, preheat oven to 160C (fan) or 170C (convection).

  • Scoop dough and roll into 16 balls and put on a lined baking tray. Top with a little flaky sea salt and bake for 7 minutes.

  • After 6 minutes, bash the baking tray on the counter and then pop back in the oven for another 3 minutes. (9 minutes total baking time)

  • Let cool on the baking tray before serving.

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