Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Staying Sane and Brown Butter Sugar Cookies...

It feels like forever since my last post and I have missed writing, baking, and taking pictures. I survived the first weekend of Restaurant Week, and boy was it grueling on Saturday. We got tons of snow on Sunday causing all kinds of troubles for me, a little accident and stuck in a ditch for 3 hours! But its all good because nobody was hurt and minimal damage.

I have been working on these Brown Butter Sugar Cookies for a couple months now. My favorite kind of cookie is thick and chewy, so I have tested it a few ways and finally happy with the results; yet it could be a little fatter. I LOVE Brown Butter, it makes life that much more special. The nutty aroma that fills the house is amazing.

recipe after jump...
The process is a little long for this recipe, but the results are worth all the hard work. Trust me on this one.

First, you want to brown your butter. This process is easy and you'll want to drink it, it smells that good!

Melt butter in pan on medium heat. Keep swirling pan to prevent burning. Once butter stops bubbling and "talking to you" it will be brown. You can smell the awesomeness that I'm talking about at this point. Then pour browned butter into a heat proof bowl (brown bits and all, that's all the flavor) and let rest about and hour, until it sets up.

The brown bits are all the flavor!

Its really important to have all the ingredients the same temperature. I pull my eggs and butter out the night before baking, as well as scale all the other ingredients too.

Start by creaming the browned butter and brown sugar, be sure not to whip too much air into the butter. This will only produce a flat and hard cookie.

Add eggs one at a time, scraping after each egg.

As tempting as this batter is, try not to stick your whole face into the bowl...

Add dry ingredients and mix to combine. Scraping bowl half way through mixing.

Scoop cookie dough into small balls, I use a small ice scream scoop. Chill dough, covered in fridge for about 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 325º F, arrange dough on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, leaving space for spreading. NO more than 12 per pan.

Bake for 8 minutes, rotating pan half way through baking. 

Let cool and enjoy!

I hope you have the chance to make these yummy's! 

How much do you like brown butter?

Brown Butter Sugar Cookies

makes about 32 cookies

Preheat oven to 325º F

1 3/4 stick butter, browned
1 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar, packed
2 1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 eggs, room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla

Brown butter and set aside to set up.
Combine dry ingredients and set aside.
Cream brown sugar and browned butter.
Add vanilla and eggs, one at a time. scraping after each addition.
Mix in dry ingredients, scraping half way through.
Scoop dough into small balls and chill for at least 1 hour.
Line baking sheet with parchment and arrange cookies 4X3, flatten tops of balls.
Bake 8 minutes, rotating pan half way through.

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