Chocolate Chip Cookies with Brown Butter & Coconut

These amazing cookies weren’t planned. They were more like cookie mistakes, but were still loved and appreciated like a planned cookie. Maybe even more, because they brought unexpected delight to many lives.

Let me explain. I, being lazy and impatient, wanted butter to soften quickly for a different cookie recipe. I put a stick on the tray of my toaster oven, on its lowest heat setting. And then forgot about it. I ran into the kitchen 10 minutes later and found a puddle where my stick had been. Not had it only melted, but it had cooked for so long, it began to brown. What am I going to do with brown butter? I thought. Certainly not my original recipe, which needed only slightly softened butter. Not intending to waste an entire stick of butter, I used my Google skills to secure an amazing cookie recipe from Joy the Baker.

She takes the classic chocolate chip cookie and kicks it up a notch with brown butter and toasted coconut. The cookies are crunchy on the outside but soft on the inside, with a more intense flavor and nutty notes from the brown butter. Check out the recipe here. I promise you won’t be sorry!

This is the second time I’ve recently had a mistake turn into something even better than what I had planned (the first time was when an ugly cheesecake that turned into amazing cheesecake truffles and pops).

Have you ever had a cooking mistake turn into something even more delicious?

10 Comments on Chocolate Chip Cookies with Brown Butter & Coconut

  1. hannah
    April 29, 2011 at 12:41 pm (11 years ago)

    great idea! i love the crunch with soft insides.. definitely will make!

  2. Tiffany
    April 29, 2011 at 1:37 pm (11 years ago)

    This happens to me ALL the time! I’m so glad everything worked out! Sounds delish! I love toasted coconut!

  3. torviewtoronto
    April 29, 2011 at 2:13 pm (11 years ago)

    yummy looking chocolate chip cookies

  4. Peggy
    April 30, 2011 at 1:04 pm (11 years ago)

    Oooh yum! I love browned butter in baked goods! I definitely need to try these cookies out soon!

  5. Liz
    May 1, 2011 at 5:55 am (11 years ago)

    Oh, yeah, I’m all for these cookies!!! I’ve made chocolate chip cookies with browned butter…and the family approved…but adding coconut sure kicks them up a notch! How yummy!!!
    Liz recently posted Sun-dried Tomato- Pesto and Cream Cheese Terrines


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