Brown Sugar Cookies
recipe from Cooks Illustrated
Pre-heat oven to 350.
Heat 10 tablespoons of butter in a skillet over medium heat
until melted, about 2 minutes, then continue to cook swirling the pan until the butter is dark golden brown and has a nutty aroma, about 3 minutes.
Pour melted brown butter into a dish. Add 4 more tablespoons of butter into the hot butter and let melt and cool.
In a different bowl, mix 2 cups of flour with 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon baking powder. set aside.
Add 1 3/4 cup dark brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt to the cooled butter. Mix well.
Add 1 egg, 1 egg yolk and 1 tablespoon of vanilla to the butter mixture and mix well.
Add flour mixture and stir to combine.
On a plate, mix 1/4 cup dark brown sugar with 1/4 cup granulated sugar. Use hands to combine well.
Make 24 balls from the dough.
Roll each ball in the brown sugar/sugar mixture and place on two baking sheet.
Bake one sheet at a time for 14 minutes.
The cookies will be brown, puffy and cracked, and will look raw between the cracks. Do not over cook. Place on metal rack to cool.