I have news to report!
This is my new go-to cookie recipe, and I’m telling you now, it should be yours too. Why? Well, because brown butter makes everything better. Up until this point, I have yet to find a brown butter cookie recipe I’ve loved. The cookies always turned out too cake-like and not crispy and chewy how I like them. When I came across this recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction, I had an a-ha moment. The reason my cookies turned out so cake-like was because of the melted butter! I had a hunch that cooling the butter back to a solid state, then softening and creaming that butter with sugar in traditional cookie-making fashion would get me the results I was looking for. I am pleased to report (insert drumroll here) that it did!
When these cookies turned out exactly as I had hoped, I just knew I had to share them with the world. The world, in this case, was the three food bloggers I was paired up with in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. In short, bake three dozen cookies, ship a dozen to each blogger, and get a dozen in return from three different bloggers! In my opinion, there’s no better way to kick off the holiday baking season. The best part? The swap teamed up with OXO, which matched every blogger’s $4 donation for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. I was lucky to receive peppermint M&M pudding cookies from Alyssa of What’s Cooking, Love?, macaroons with chocolate chips, toffee, and pecans from Carrie of Poet in the Pantry, and chocolate cookies with peppermint Hershey’s Kisses from Alex of Yums and Loves that were all equally delicious in their own special way!
telling commanding you, make these cookies. You’ll never make another chocolate chip cookie again!
A great tutorial for browning butter can be found here.