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Rich and chewy brown butter brownies with perfect crinkle tops make the best brownies! Seriously fudgy and decadent, flavored with brown butter and plenty of rich chocolate, you’ll love this easy brownie recipe!

Brown Butter Brownies

These brownies are delicious topped with flaky salt or served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Whip up a batch of these brownies today (or any day of the week!) for the perfect answer to your chocolate cravings.

The Best Brown Butter Brownies

Prep ahead – Line the baking pan and measure out all of the ingredients in advance so you can work quickly. The batter should be warm all the way through the process of making this recipe for classic crinkle tops!

Chocolate – The brownie batter includes 6 ounces of chopped semisweet chocolate and unsweetened cocoa powder. Use the best quality semisweet chocolate you can in this recipe. Once the batter is mixed together, fold in 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips or chocolate chunks.

Brown butter – Rich brown butter adds the most incredible flavor to these brownies! To brown butter, cook butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until it foams, turns clear, and then turns a medium brown, about 5 minutes.

Fudgy brownies – This recipe does not use chemical leaveners (there’s no baking powder or baking soda in the recipe) which equals super fudgy brownies.

Baking pan – Use an 8-inch square metal baking pan lined with parchment. Light-colored pans conduct heat evenly, and I recommend them for all brownie and bar recipes.

Brown Butter Brownies

How to Make Brown Butter Brownies

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line an 8-inch square metal baking pan with parchment paper. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder and salt in a bowl, and place chopped chocolate in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Cook butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until it foams, turns clear, and then turns a medium brown, about 5 minutes. Pour brown butter over chocolate and let stand for 1 minute, then stir until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is smooth.
  • Gradually add sugars, whisking until smooth. Whisk in eggs and egg yolk one at a time until smooth, then whisk in vanilla. Gently fold in flour/cocoa mixture just until no streaks remain, then fold in chocolate chips (or chunks).
  • Pour batter into prepared baking pan and smooth the top with an offset spatula. Tap the pan once to remove air bubbles. Bake these brownies until just set, 25 to 28 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out with a few crumbs attached.
  • Let the brownies cool completely, then cut into squares with a sharp knife. Store brownies in an airtight container at room temperature.

Brown Butter Brownies

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Brown Butter Brownies

Brown Butter Brownies

  • Author: Laura | Tutti Dolci
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 to 16 brownies
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Rich and chewy brown butter brownies with perfect crinkle tops make the best brownies!


Ingredients

Brownies

  • 3/4 cup (105 g) flour
  • 1/4 cup (24 g) unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1/4 tsp (1.5 g) salt
  • 6 oz (168 g) semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup (112 g) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) sugar
  • 1/2 cup (92 g) lightly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs (100 g), at room temperature
  • 1 large egg yolk (17 g), at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp (6 g) vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (170 g) semisweet chocolate chips (or chocolate chunks)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line an 8-inch square metal baking pan with parchment paper. Whisk together flour, cocoa, and salt in a medium bowl.
  2. Place chopped chocolate in a medium bowl. Cook butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until it foams, turns clear, and then turns a medium brown, about 5 minutes. Pour brown butter over chocolate and let stand for 1 minute, then stir until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is smooth.
  3. Gradually whisk in sugars until smooth. Whisk in eggs and egg yolk one at a time, until combined. Whisk in vanilla. Add flour mixture and fold in just until no streaks remain. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth the top. Gently tap pan once to remove air bubbles.
  5. Bake brownies for 25 to 28 minutes, until the top is set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few crumbs attached. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Lift parchment and place brownies on a cutting board. Cut into squares with a sharp knife. Store leftover brownies in an airtight container at room temperature.


Notes

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Freeze Brownies: To freeze brownies, cool completely before wrapping with plastic wrap and foil. Freeze up to 3 months. Thaw brownies overnight in the refrigerator (still wrapped to prevent condensation), then bring to room temperature before serving.

Keywords: Chocolate, Brown Butter, Brownies, Crinkle Brownies

Brown Butter Brownies

More brownie recipes to try:

Ultimate Crinkle Brownies
Baileys Irish Cream Brownies
Salted Caramel Brownies
Praline Brownies

10 comments
  1. Omg these are good! I added a bit of cinnamon, and a bit of cayenne… wonderful texture… and brown butter makes everything better.

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