|I have never had cookies come out of the oven looking more perfect and pretty than these.|
14 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 cups packed brown sugar, divided
2 cups all-purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons
1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Position the oven rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 350 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with foil.
In a skillet, melt 10 tablespoons of butter over medium-high heat. Once melted, continue to cook, stirring constantly, until butter turns a dark golden brown and gives off a nutty aroma, about 2 or 3 minutes. Pour the browned butter into a large, heat-proof bowl. Stir in the remaining 4 tablespoon of butter. Allow butter to cool for approximately 15 minutes.
In a shallow dish, combine the granulated sugar and 1/4 cup packed brown sugar by rubbing the two between your fingers until well combined. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
Add remaining 1 3/4 cups brown sugar and salt to the butter. Mix on medium-low speed until there are no sugar lumps left. Add egg, yolk, and vanilla, and mix again on medium-low speed until well combined. Pour in the flour mixture and mix until filly incorporated.
Roll a heaping tablespoon of dough into a ball, roll the ball in the sugar mixture and place on the prepared baking sheet, spacing the balls approximately 2 inches apart.
Transfer the cookies to a wire rack and allow the cookies to cool.
|This recipes comes from Cook's Illustrated.|