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A chocolate chip cookie on a cookie spatula.

Maple Syrup Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Chill Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 29 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter browned or melted, cooled
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar packed
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 large egg yolk room temperature
  • cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup old fashioned oats or substitute for more equal part all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Start by browning the butter. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir occasionally at first. Once begins to bubble and comes to a boil, stir it constantly. It will start to foam. Continue stirring as you watch for it to turn a light, amber color and develop a nutty smell which should happen in about five minutes. Pour the brown butter into a heat safe bowl, making sure the scrape the bottom of the pan for all the bits. Set the butter aside and use when cool to the touch.
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk to combine the all purpose flour, oats, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, stir to combine the brown butter and sugars.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract followed by the egg and egg yolk and maple syrup.
  • Stir in the dry ingredients in two additions. Stir until just combined.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips and chopped nuts. Do not overmix.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Chill 30 minutes.
  • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Use a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop to drop cookies on baking sheet. Place them 2 inches apart.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes until edges are golden and middles have puffed up. Remove from oven. Cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Keyword autumn, brown butter, chewy, chocolate chips, cookies, fall, maple syrup, nuts, oatmeal, oats, walnuts
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