cookie 2: brown sugar cookie

cookie 2: brown sugar cookie

today i made the second cookie in the “america’s test kitchen” cookbook, the brown sugar cookie. after the disappointment (only for me) that was the sugar cookie, i wasn’t expecting much out of this one, BUT…i was blown away.
recipe
the weird method about this cookie recipe (i’m assuming there is a weird method in all the recipes in the book): browning the butter before mixing it in with the rest of the ingredients.
butter
the recipe says to melt the butter for so many minutes then swirl for so many minutes, but after i realized what they wanted (to get rid of all the water in the butter by evaporating it), psssh, who needs timing? the above is the melted butter along with an additional 4 tablespoons.
paddle
mixed dark brown sugar in the butter then added the dry ingredients. i tried the dough after it was all mixed together, and YUM to the capital Y-U-M. it reminded me a little of my tried and true family choco-chip cookie recipe.
roll
roll them in more sugar, because why not?
this and the last cookie i did ended up yielding more cookies for me than the recipe recommended, which means ATK makes some mad-big cookies. which makes me happy.
cookie
STELLAR cookies. these things are addicting, and i’m not sure any will be left for work on monday morning. when i make them again, perhaps i’ll add some chocolate chips to them. that is the only thing i can see making these any better than they are.
point, ATK.

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