Sunday, April 19, 2009

These are the best cookies I have ever made in my entire life. Period.

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.

4 comments:

Darlene said...

These does sound yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Cuzn said...

YES - to everyone reading this - - I was blessed to be a 'sampler' of these delicious cookies! - - And, I agree - - they are the best cookies she has ever made in her entire life ! - - They are soft - yet chewy - - They are sweet - yet not too sweet - - They are simply delicious !

Julie said...

these do sound good, thanks for sharing

Elizabeth G. said...

H.m.m.m. Perhaps I will try these. Guess what? Someone I know at church up and gave me a Kitchen Aid mixer. She had two and didn't need both...I'm looking forward to using it. I need to bake something! :)
Elizabeth