White Chocolate Caramel Brown Butter Cookies

Hi Chef in Training friends! I’m Kristen Duke from Capturing Joy, and I’m happy to be here today to relieve Nikki while she’s resting with her new little bundle of joy. On my site, I share our family favorite recipeshome projectsphotography tipskids partiesfamily travel adventuresmy crazy love story, and more!  I have a regular series with over 100 tips on how to Decorate with Pictures and even wrote a book called Say NO to Auto teaching others how to simply understand the confusion camera buttons!

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Recently, I’ve experimented with a basic Brown Butter Cookie recipe, and made Peanut Butter Cup Brown Butter Bars. Today, I’m sharing a different version, a White Chocolate Caramel Brown Butter Cookie.
Brown Butter Caramel Cookies from Capturing Joy on chef-in-training.com …These cookies are incredible!

A brown butter cookie has become one of my favorites. Throwing in white chocolate chips into any recipe, becomes even more of my favorite. Then I thought’ I’d drizzle on some caramel goodness, and the combination was quite supreme!

White Chocolate Caramel Brown Butter Cookies
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A delicious twist on a classic favorite!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
  • 14 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 c packed brown sugar, divided
  • ¼ c white sugar
  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk (from a large egg)
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup caramel bits, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a small skillet, melt 10 tbsp unsalted butter. Scrape with spatula continually, until the butter gets foamy on top and the butter smell gets deeper. Cook until the milk solids begin to brown, 2-4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, add the remaining 4 tbsp of cold butter, and set aside to cool, 15 minutes.
  3. In a shallow dish, combine ¼ c packed brown sugar with white sugar, rubbing with fingers to break up the brown sugar. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and baking powder
  5. Add remaining 1¾ c brown sugar and eggs with cooled melted butter, along with vanilla and salt. Stir to combine until smooth. Add this to Flour mixture and stir until completely mixed
  6. Roll dough into balls, then roll in the mixed sugars to coat
  7. Mix white chocolate chips into balls of dough
  8. Place cookies onto lined cookie sheets, about 2" apart. 8 Bake ONE TRAY AT A TIME for 12-14 minutes, spinning the tray 180° halfway done. They will appear underdone, but the edge should be set enough that you can lift it, and when pressed gently halfway between the center and the edge, the cookie should spring back. Let sit on the hot tray 5 minutes to finish cooking, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
  9. Drizzle cooled cookies with melted caramel

If you haven’t tried a brown butter cookie, make them today!

Brown Butter Caramel Cookies from Capturing Joy on chef-in-training.com …These cookies are incredible!
Another spin on this cookie is the Peanut Butter Cup Brown Butter Bar
Some other posts you might enjoy from Kristen are:

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  1. Matt Robinson

    Heavenly. I don't know how else to describe these cookies. Absolutely love the flavors!!

  2. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Kristen you rocked these! They have everything in a cookie I want, from the brown butter to white choc to drippy caramel! Pinned!

  3. Robin West

    Do you post recipes everyday?

  4. Mary Jane Newlon

    I love these cookies. I am going to make them for my granddaughter.