(Fresh) Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Brown Butter Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
Makes: 15 large cookies
Looking for a new way to use up your extra cranberries? Cranberries get an upgrade in these brown butter cookies that are loaded with rich dark chocolate chunks.
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup / 1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1⅞ ounces (~1/4 cup) granulated sugar
  • 5½ ounces (~2/3 cup) packed light brown sugar
  • 1 x-large egg at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 7 ounces (~1½ cups) all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces (~1 cup) dark chocolate chunks
  • 3 ounces (~3/4 cup) fresh cranberries, washed and dried
  1. Brown the butter: Heat butter in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, when butter turns to an amber/light brown color, remove from heat immediately (You should be able to smell the deeper more caramel flavor of the butter) pour browned butter immediately into a small bowl and set aside to cool
  2. Once butter has cooled, place in the large bowl of an electric mixer with sugars; beat on high speed until well combined
  3. Add egg and vanilla, mix on medium speed until well mixed
  4. In a separate medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt; slowly add to wet ingredients with mixer on low speed; do not over mix
  5. Slowly stir in chocolate chunks and cranberries
  6. Chill dough for 24 hours for best results (minimum of 2 hours) before baking
  7. When ready to bake, pre-heat oven to 325 degrees; line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside
  8. Scoop cookie dough with large cookie dough scoop (~3 tablespoons) on to prepared baking sheets (note it is normal for cookie dough to be very hard, you can let it rest at room temperature for a few minutes prior to scooping)
  9. Bake cookies until firm: 17-19 minutes or until edges are golden brown and cranberries have popped
  10. Allow to cool before serving
Recipe by Keep It Sweet Desserts at https://www.keepitsweetdesserts.com/fresh-cranberry-chocolate-chunk-brown-butter-cookies/