Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Guys, I absolutely have to share these. Normally, I share recipes that I make in my own lil’ Chicago kitchen. I cook, I photograph, I process pictures, I write the post–and all this can take a little time to pull together. So in this case, I’m making an exception and completely scrapping the process, because I can’t wait to share these until the baking impulse hits me. Because then you’d be without this recipe for another month. Or two . . . or three. And, considering the cookies at hand, that delay would be unpardonable.

Veronica (from Veronica’s Cornucopia) is a wonderful blogger who I’ve been following for a long time. I never knew when I started blogging that I would start to actually care for the people that I interact with online, but it’s happened! Even though we have never met face to face, Veronica has become very dear to my heart. She blogs about cooking (with fabulous blue-ribbon winning recipes), life, marriage, and funny childhood stories. In other words . . . everything! Right up my alley, in case you hadn’t noticed the, um, name of my blog.

Anyway, Veronica recently did a giveaway on her blog, with the prize of a dozen of her blue-ribbon winning chocolate chip cookies. Destiny acted, and I was picked as the winner.

Thank you Veronica, and thank you destiny.

I am here to say: please follow this link. Please visit Veronica’s blog. And please make these cookies.

The day I received the package, I tore it open with glee. I was starved at this point in the afternoon, and my coffee was mighty lonesome with no sweet treat standing by.

That all changed as I opened the ziploc bag and consumed the first cookie.

Crisp and chewy all at once. A gloriously perfect proportion of chocolate chips. They look a little dry/crumbly in these pictures, but that’s just an illusion. Once you take a bite, they are soft inside and absolutely divine in flavor.

The ingredients include vinegar, ground up oatmeal, and brown butter, and these unusual components come together to form my idea of chocolate chip perfection, which I had assumed would take decades to find.

Please make them, and if you have a few minutes, stop by to say hi to Veronica. I wish I could share a bite with you all . . .

. . . then again, I think I’ll keep these all to myself.

Though I have no step by step pictures this time ’round, I’m not completely neglecting my duties, so here’s the printer-friendly version for you:

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16 thoughts on “Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

    1. Jenna Post author

      Thanks Tracy! Winning them was so exciting, because I already knew that she was a great baker. My mouth started watering well in advance. =)

  1. Veronica Miller

    Thank you for your kind words. 🙂 I feel the same about you and your blog-I look forward to it more than any other, which is unique for me because I don’t really make connections through blogs and usually only read them for the recipes. You are special. 🙂

    These cookies don’t ship very well, but I’m glad they made it to you before they were completely dried out and crumbly. And so glad you enjoyed them. Did you ever get a food processor? You need one for this recipe! I know you had that huge one from your aunt, but a mid-size one would be best for processing this small amount of oatmeal. Or you could just do a huge amount and save it for future cookies! 🙂

    1. Jenna Post author

      Aw, I’m so glad we’ve connected through this marvellous world of the internet. =)
      And a mid to small sized food processor is on my Xmas list! The big one from my aunt . . .it’s just too big. It’s a behemoth, which stops me from even wanting to get it out. Hopefully after Xmas I’ll be reporting on something more practical. =)

  2. Suzie

    Hi Jenna, I “see” you often on Veronica’s blog and have always liked your sense of humor and thoughtfulness. So, about a month ago I snuck over to check out your blog…I’ve been reading every day since and just didn’t know when/where I would comment and introduce myself. Since I won some of V’s cookies too, I’d thought I’d take this opportunity to say hello and I’m glad to be one of your newest readers!!
    P.S. I’m an oddball and don’t like sweets, so V (knowing that about me) kindly sent them to my boy 🙂 (Otherwise I’d comment on them!)

    1. Jenna Post author

      Hi Suzie! I’m glad we’re fellow friends of Veronica–I love that girl! Her blog is one of the handful (10 or so) I read every single day and I look forward to it so much. It’s funny how relationships can be built even though we’ve never met. Anyway.
      Thanks for coming on over here! I’m more into savory as opposed to sweet (though it sounds like you take that to the next level! lucky you, since I’m sure that’s healthier), but Veronica’s cookies were like some kind of food of the gods.
      I’m glad you introduced yourself!

      1. Veronica Miller

        I’m so glad I came back here and saw this conversation! Awww, heart is melting. Glad Suzie introduced herself here–I just found out she’d been reading your blog! This is too cool that you guys know each other now.

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