After 6+ years of baking and blogging, sometimes I think I’ve covered all the baking bases. Then, I realize that I’ve inexplicably ignored something so delicious that I set out to rectify that as soon as possible.
That’s the case with browned butter. How have I never done this? If you’re not familiar with the concept, browning butter creates a rich, nutty, amazing taste that is pretty hard to beat. It’s fairly simple to make browned butter. All you need is a saucepan, a spoon, and some butter.
I decided to pair that browned butter deliciousness with some chocolate in these chocolate chip cookies. Recently, the good people of Lindt were kind enough to send me a sampling of their amazing chocolate. One of those goodies was their A Touch of Sea Salt Bar. I chopped up that salty dark chocolate goodness and stirred it into the batter along with some chocolate chunks.
I really liked having that salty chocolate stirred into the cookie dough. That means that some bites give you a little burst of saltiness. And that makes me quite happy.
For those of you who are big sweet-and-salty fans, you might like to sprinkle a little coarse salt on top of each cookie before baking them. If you’re less of a fan, then you can choose your saltiness level. Leave off the extra salt or, if you don’t want any extra saltiness, use all semisweet chocolate chips.
Disclosure: I was provided with products from Lindt. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.