I love cookie season!!!!!!!
This is cookie season right? Let’s go with it. It’s basically the only thing I like about winter.
I just love the variety of it all. Cake it great but you can’t eat 4 slices of different cakes without someone raising some concern for your well being. But eat 4 cookies, eh not so horrible.
So that is exactly why I was so excited for the First Annual Cookie Carnival from Secret Recipe Club. I’ve had so much fun with my monthly Secret Recipe Club posts the I knew this cookie themed post would be a blast. It’s just a blast to try a new recipe, especially cookies.
I was given Kates’s blog, A Spoonful of Thyme. I checked out her recipe index, which boasted plenty of cookie recipes. I checked them all out but the one that caught my eye was her Brown Butter Sea Salt Cookies.
I made browned butter recently and now I want to browned butter all the things. So I was gavitated to this recipe. Plus, Kate kinda put up a challenge for the recipe as she felt it could use some tweaking as it wasn’t as sweet as she preferred and a bit to dry. Of course, I wanted to give it a try then. I figured I would play around with it, like I do with more recipes anyway, and see what resulted.
I amped up the butter amount from 1 1/2 sticks to 2 sticks since she thought they were too dry. Plus, instead of browning both sticks up butter I would just brown 1 stick and cream the other stick of butter with the sugar, before adding in the browned butter. That would keep great browned butter flavor, but lighten up the texture.
Next I added more sugar to the original recipe. I noticed the recipe called for 1/2 Cup of browned sugar, but most cookie recipes I see use more so I added some more granulated sugar to help sweeten things up.
While I didn’t have the bakery cookies that inspired Kate to make her own, I can say that these are kick butt cookies. They are buttery, tender, crumbly, and totally amped up from the seat salt sprinkled on top.
I brought these into my office to share and they were a huge hit. I would love it for Kate to try out how I adapted her recipe and see what she thinks of it.
Brown Butter Sea Salt Cookies
Makes 3 dozen cookies
- 2 sticks of butter
- 1/2 Cup lightly packed brown sugar
- 1/4 Cup sugar
- 1 teaspoonp vanilla extract
- 2 Cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Sea Salt for sprinkling
- Using 1 stick of butter, make the browned butter following these directions. Let cool.
- Cream the other stick of butter with the brown sugar and vanilla extract. When that is light anf fluffy, pour the brown butterand mix to incorporate again.
- In a small bowl whisk together the flour and the baking soda. Add to the butter and sugar mixture and mix. The dough will be slightly crumbly.
- Roll the cookies into 1″ balls and sprinkle with sea salt. Press the top of the cookies lightly- to shape and help the salt stick. Let chill for 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 325° F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper/silpat. Arrange the cookies on the baking sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Overcooking will make them dry and crumbly. Let cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes prior to removing.
Adapted from A Spoonful of Thyme
There are TONS of Secret Recipe Club members posting cookie recipes today. Check them out!!!
I am happy that you played with this recipe and were able to create a cookie that you liked. The originals are so darn good that I have to walk across the street from the bakery….I dare not get too close to the door!
I will definitely try your version and see what happens…..it looks as though good things will be happening!
Totally making these! Love, love, love browned butter and I love sweet and salty. These sound amazing!
Browned butter and sea salt – I need these!!
turnips 2 tangerines says
Perfect Cookies~ Happy Holidays~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines
Yum! I will definitely have to try these. Love the salt and brown butter combo.
Anything with brown butter gets two thumbs up! YUM! Happy Holidays!
Can u mail some to Florida — sounds awesome
Saundra @ Famished Fish says
More sea salt—yay!!! Pinning!
Wow! Good for you for experimenting. Your cookies look wonderful.
Chit Chat Chomp says
I hear you about brown butter – how good is it!
Cookaholic Wife says
my mouth fell open when I read the name of this recipe. browned butter AND sea salt? What could be better. I can’t wait to try these out!
right?!?!?! mine did so. Such a good combo!