3tablespoons maple flakes (optional but delicious)
Large pinch salt
1/2cup raw sugar
1/2cup light muscovado sugar
1 1/2teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2teaspoons maple extract
1cup dark chocolate chips (preferably additive-free, like Sunspire)
Brown the butter in a small saucepan set over medium heat. The butter will foam and bubble. Continue heating until the sizzling subsides, and the butter begins to turn a light amber color and smells nutty and toasty. Immediately remove the butter from the heat and pour into a heatproof bowl. Set aside to cool.
In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flours through sugars).
In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg and extracts. Once butter has cooled enough to where it’s not hot to the touch, whisk it into the egg mixture.
Pour wet ingredients into the dry and stir together with a wooden spoon or spatula until almost combined.
Stir in chocolate until distributed, being careful not to over mix.
Using a standard ice cream scoop, form balls of dough. Place balls of dough in an airtight container and refrigerate for a few hours or up to two days.
To bake, preheat oven to 400F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and stack atop another cookie sheet (double stacking prevents overbrowning on the bottom of the cookies). Position cookie dough about 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet and bake for 6 minutes.
Using a spatula, squish the cookies down just slightly and bake for another 3 minutes, until set on the edges but still soft in the middle.
Let cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Cookies will keep in airtight container at room temperature for about a week.