Brown Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies


Remember when I made Brown Butter Pumpkin Pancakes, and jumped on board the Brown Butter bus?  Well, now I am driving the bus.  Brown Butter is amazing!!  I think it just might be the best thing since sliced bread.  And, I am pretty sure that my dad agrees, even if he doesn’t know it.

When we were home last week my dad asked if I could make cookies for him.  They bid on these cookies when I did the Colorado Wildfires Bake Sale, but were outbid in the last minute.  Apparently he has been thinking about them since.  I shouldn’t be surprised, I know how much he likes toffee and chocolate chip cookies.  Since I am such a good daughter, I went to the store to get the ingredients to make him these cookies.

These cookies were nothing short of amazing.  The brown butter gives them such a great depth of flavor.  So much more flavor than you get in a normal cookie.  Then you have chocolate chips, AND toffee chips!  They were soft and chewy, even a couple days later.  I am not sure my dad knew anything about the brown butter or what made these cookies different, he just knew he couldn’t stop eating them.  I got a call from my dad when we were on our way back to Colorado, asking if I had posted the cookies yet.  He was raving to people about how these were the best cookies, and they needed to know where to find the recipe.  So here it is.

Yields 3

Brown Butter makes for a rich chocolate chip cookie with extra toffee bits

20 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 Tbls milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 package Heath Toffee Bits (or 4 Heath Bars, chopped)


  1. In a skillet over medium heat melt the butter. Once the butter is melted, it will begin to foam. The foam will subside, and brown specks will form on the bottom of the pan. Once the butter starts to smell nutty, remove from heat and allow it to cool completely. (Be careful, the butter can go from browned to burnt very quickly.)
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Once the butter has cooled completely add it to a bowl of an electric mixer. Cream the sugar, brown sugar, and butter together. Mix in the egg, egg yolk, milk and vanilla until well blended. Add flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until well combined. Using a spatula fold in chocolate chips, and toffee chips.
  3. Scoop small balls of dough onto a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, or until just golden along the edges. Be careful not to over bake. Remove from oven, and allow to cool for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack.
  4. Store in an air tight container for about a week.





  1. These sound totally fabulous. Yum!

  2. These look so good! I’m always on the hunt for a variation to classic chocolate chip. So glad to have found your blog!

  3. Your cookies look amazing! You got me excited to make cookies this weekend!!

  4. So happy to meet the brown butter bus driver. I’m right with you loving the nutty delicious flavor! It’s funny because when I was growing up, by mom would drizzle veggies with brown butter for special occasions. We LOVED them this way. I guess she was way ahead of herself!

  5. Brown butter is truly the stuff of dreams! I just made some cookies using it the other day too :)

  6. Yes, please on the toffee and chocolate chip cookies, I can never turn down a good looking and tasting cookie!

  7. I love brown butter in cookies, I know these would be delish with the toffee bits!

  8. What a sweet gesture for your dad. I don’t believe I have had the joy of trying anything with browned butter and know I am missing out. These sound so delicious.

  9. Brown butter and toffee…sheer, unadulterated bliss! These cookies look fab!!!

  10. These sound so good. We want to make some to give away.
    Hope all is well.

    E + J

  11. Ahhh…I am definitely on the brown-butter bus! Toffee is another obsession! These cookies deserve an award or something…so good…

  12. I love all those chocolate chips… you just made my favorite kind of cookie and amped it up by a 1000%!

  13. I’ve been kind of obsessed about toffee lately.

  14. Love anything with toffee in it! These cookies are simply mouthwatering!

  15. yay for toffee! i also add potato chips to my version of these cookies :)

  16. I just love love love brown butter in choc chip cookies! I’ve found that it really gives such a wonderful depth and caramell-y flavor to the cookies. I have a similar recipe but toffee sounds like the perfect addition to it so I must try your recipe!! :)

  17. Yum! They look amazing, your dad is so lucky 😉 I’m lucky too because I have everything in my pantry that I need to make these beauties;-)

  18. I am all about some browned butter in my cookies – and with toffee too! fabulous!

  19. Love, love, love, anything with brown butter! These look fabulous!

  20. I just made these cookies and they’re delicious! Like others it definitely had a caramel like taste to them that was mouthwatering. Thank you so much for the recipe!


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