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Brown Sugar Cookies – Or, cookies that make me want to weep they are so good

Posted in Cookies, Uncategorized by user72521 on March 2, 2009

This could be the best cookie I have ever made. Ever. So good, I am not taking but a few to the office and the rest are going in the freezer.  So good, I am not adding pictures of all the other stuff I made today because these need to stand on their own. I found the recipe on http://noshwithme.com/ but it’s originally from Cooks Illustrated . Do yourself a favor and make these. Seriously. I have made a LOT of cookies. Probably the best ever.

Ingredients
14 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 3/4 sticks)
1/4 cup granulated sugar (about 1 3/4 ounces)
2 cups packed dark brown sugar (14 ounces)
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons (about 10 1/2 ounces)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Preparation
Heat 10 tablespoons of the butter in a frying pan over medium-high heat until melted. Continue to cook the butter until it is browned a dark golden color and smells nutty, about 1 to 3 minutes. Transfer the browned butter to a bowl and stir the rest of the butter into the hot butter until it melts- let this rest for 15 min.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a baking dish, mix granulated sugar and a ¼ cup of the brown sugar until combined well; set this mixture aside to roll dough balls in.

Mix flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a bowl. Add 1 ¾ cup brown sugar and salt to cooled butter and mix until there are no lumps. Add egg, yolk, and vanilla to butter mixture and mix well, then add flour and mix until just combined.

Roll dough into balls about 1 ½ inches in diameter, and roll balls in brown sugar and white sugar mixture. Place balls about 2 inches apart on parchment lined baking sheets.

Bake sheets one at a time until cookies are puffy and lightly browned, about 12- 14 minutes. (It says the cookies will look slightly raw between some of the cracks and seem underdone, but be careful not to over bake.) Cool on sheet for about 5 minutes and then transfer to a rack to cool.

Browning the butter

Browning the butter

adding more butter to the butter

adding more butter to the butter

Action shot! Mixing the brown sugar and butter til not lumpy

Action shot! Mixing the brown sugar and butter til not lumpy

Rolling in more sugar

Rolling in more sugar

Look, they might not look like much but OMNOMNOMOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOM is all I can say

Look, they might not look like much but OMNOMNOMOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOM is all I can say

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