Brown butter cookies recipe

Here's a mouth-watering cookie recipe for your tastebuds

An indulgent cookie recipe was an absolute must when developing our Forking Wellness recipes. There are some meals that are good for us on a more nutritional level and some that are simply good for the soul! We both have memories growing up, spending time in the kitchen trying to perfect the ultimate homemade cookie recipe and we really do feel we have nailed it with these! They are melt in your mouth delicious and perfect for the whole family.


285 g (1 1/4 cups) butter

105 g (1/2 cup) castor sugar

215 g (1 cup) brown sugar

1 medium egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

328 g (2 1/2 cups) white or wholemeal flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

425 g (2 1/2 cups) chocolate chips (We mixed white and milk choc chips.)

Brown butter cookies


  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat until it starts to turn golden. Pour into your mixing bowl.
  2. Let the butter cool in the fridge until it’s a room-temperature consistency—you want your butter to be solid. (If you use it when it’s still liquid, your cookies will be flat.)
  3. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F) and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  4. Once the butter has set, cream together butter, both sugars, egg, and vanilla for 2 to 3 minutes until the mixture is pale and fluffy.
  5. Add in the flour, baking powder, and salt until combined—overmixing will make the cookies tough.
  6. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  7. Take 1/4 cup of dough and shape into round balls.
  8. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until the top and edges are just golden.
  9. Cool cookies on baking sheet for 2 to 3 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.

Forking Wellness: Your No-Nonsense Guide to Health and Nutrition' by Sophie Bertrand & Bari Stricoff (Meyer & Meyer) is out now in paperback and ebook

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