|BROWN sugar cookies.|
These cookies taste super delicious and I recommend them highly. They are also not hard to make. We all know and enjoy the sugar cookie. These are the same thing, but with BROWN sugar. And because of the brown sugar, they taste better (I think). Sugar cookies are yummy too, but they are kind of boring. These brown sugar cookies are not. They are rich and not too sweet (in spite of all the sugar) and molasses-y tasting. They are awesome! I was surprised by the level of delicious that came out of these cookies. Hooray for delicious surprises!
By the way, there is a TON of butter in this recipe. It does make 30 cookies, but there is a lot of butter. The bulk of the butter you brown before you bake with it, and that is another reason these cookies have more depth of flavor than expected.
This recipe was adapted from a recipe from "America's Test Kitchen."
So. Here we go!
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 cups packed dark brown sugar
2 cups flour, plus 2 tablespoons
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 extra egg yolk
1 1/2 tablespoons of vanilla
To the baking:
1. Heat 10 tablespoons of the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat until melted. Continue cooking for 2-4 more minutes, or until the butter is a dark golden brown.
|The butter melting.|
|The butter browning.|
|Blending the butters.|
|The 2 sugars.|
|Mixed well, if I do say so myself!|
|Flour and the baking soda and power.|
|Brown sugar and butter.|
|Blended, no lumps. (Like shaken, not stirred).|
|Egg, Egg Yolk and Vanilla.|
|Flour mixture added.|
|Combined. The dough.|
|About this big.|
|Rolling in the sugar mixture.|
|A finished, pre-baked cookie,|
|Ready for the oven.|