Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Lusciously Decadent

My director left me a package of the most amazing cookies today. They are not at all healthy. You're going to have to use butter - the real thing - for these, but they are worth every divine calorie. What makes these cookies interesting is the contrast between the butter, the sugar and the salt. Delicious. She shared a link to the recipe - apparently, there is a Brown Butter Cookie Company somewhere that sells these little cookies - and the recipe has been adapted and posted on the web.

Brown Butter Cookies with Sea Salt


1 cup salted butter
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 Tbs sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
Sea Salt

1. In a small saucepan, melt butter on low to medium heat, stirring occasionally, until browned. Stir in sugars and vanilla and remove from heat.
2. Let the sugar mixture cool to room temperature.
3. In a mixing bowl add flour and baking powder. Stir in sugar mixture until combined.
4. At this point I recommend letting the mixture rest for at least an hour to let the flour absorb all the butter. The mixture may be stiff afterwords and crumbly- microwave handfuls of dough for 10 seconds. The dough will be easier to roll.
5. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
6. Roll 1 inch balls of dough and dip in sea salt. Place on cookie sheet with sea salt on top.
7. Bake for 15 minutes.

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