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chocolate chip cookies on a wire cooling rack.

Van's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vanessa @darcygirl.co
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins


  • 1 cup butter browned
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp hot water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/8 cup bread flour
  • 1 1/8 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or silicone mat.
  • Brown butter. Let cool.
  • In a large mixing bowl mix brown butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Mix in eggs, one egg at a time. Add in vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl mix baking soda and hot water until dissolved. Add to liquid ingredients. Mix just until incorporated.
  • In a separate bowl, mix salt, bread flour, all-purpose flour together. Slowly add into liquid mixture, do not overmix. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.
  • Scoop about 2 tablespoons of cookie dough 2 inches apart onto the lined sheet pan. Chill dough for one hour. If you scoop the dough before chilling, it will be much easier. You can skip chilling but dough will spread more. Bake for 9-11 minutes, just until cookies are golden brown. Let cookies cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack. Enjoy!