A long time ago in a galaxy far far away…
Well actually, today in this galaxy but whatever, I made these cookies inspired by Ambitious Kitchen’s recipe for Browned Butter Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies. Before reading her blog I had no idea what browned butter was or how amazing it is. I mean, it is kind of life changing when used the right way. You can take a simple chocolate chip cookie and turn it into this rich, nutty, chewy over the top cookie. Does it take a little bit more work? Yes, obviously, but it is totally worth it!
The great things about these cookies is that you can change and adapt them pretty easily. If you know the basic cookie recipe you can stuff them with peanut butter (like I did), nutella, almond butter etc. depending on what you like. You can add chocolate chips or peanut butter chips to the cookie batter too, I just didn’t have any at home. The options are endless and if you have any questions about substitutions or anything else feel free to comment!
P.S. If Kylo Ren approves they are obviously good cookies.
Peanut Butter Stuffed Brown Butter Sugar Cookies a.k.a. Heaven
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup chocolate chips (optional)
15 teaspoons of any nut butter or Nutella chilled
1. First, you have to brown the butter. If you have never done this just make sure to give your whole attention to the process. Add butter to a saucepan over medium heat. As the butter melts it will foam and make cracking noises. Be sure to continuously whisk to prevent burning. After a few minutes the butter will begin to turn brown and give off a nutty smell. Once this happens remove from the heat and transfer to a bowl to cool about 5 minutes (DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP).
2. Once cool mix butter and sugars until combined and then add in egg and vanilla until fully combined.
3. In a seperate bowl (I usually do this while my butter is cooling) mix together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Slowly start to add your flour mixture to the butter, sugar and egg until combined. At this point fold in chocolate chips if using.
4. Now time to be patient. Cover dough with plastic wrap and let chill 20 minutes in the freezer or 45 minutes in the fridge.
5. After dough is chilled preheat oven to 350F and measure about 1 tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball. Using your thumb press a hole in the center of the ball for the nut butter or nutella.
6. Place about 1 teaspoon of nut butter or nutella in the cookie hole and fold and roll dough to cover it completely. Be sure the center is fully covered and if not add a bit more dough. Roll the dough into a ball again and then flatten slightly with palms.
7. Continue for the rest of the dough and place on a baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 12-13 mintues or until golden brown.
8. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet about 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling and then ENJOY.
My batch made 13 cookies but you can probably squeeze about 15 out of the dough.