Browned Butter Sugar Cookies
It was a friends Birthday so some of us women met at a restaurant for a beautiful day at the beach and it was spetacular.
Adapted form Sweet Peas Kitchen
13 Tablespoons unsalted butter
1 3/4 Cups packed brown sugar, plus 2 Tablespoons for the topping
2 Cups of flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
1 1/2 Tablespoons vanilla
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar I used icing sugar or large sugar
In a stainless steel pan ( you can see the butter browning better in this pan) over medium high heat, melt butter, keep swirling the pan until brown. The butter will have a nutty smell this takes about 4-5 minutes. Be careful not to burn.
Remove form the heat and pour into a large bowl and let cool for 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a pan with parchment paper
In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside
In a bowl beat together the browned butter and 1 3/4 cups of brown sugar until combined about 2 minutes.
Add egg, yolk and vanilla and mix until smooth about 30 seconds. Add half of the flour mixture and mix for 15 seconds and add remaining flour mixture and beat until just mixed.
Place the remaining 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar and 2 Tablespoons of sugar in a small bowl. Roll a ball about 1 Tablespoon, between your palms. I had to refrigerate my dough for a few minutes before I could continue. Roll in the sugars first and then place on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake cookies in a 350 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool on sheet for a few minutes and then on a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!