Yes I did.
I made cookies and they are just about the best darn thing I've made this month.
What could possibly be better then brown butter, sea salt and chocolate?
If you thought of something better....this blog is rated G, so keep it to yourself.
However, after one of these cookies, you might doubt if it is in fact better.
Oh you want to make them now? I don't blame you dear, I would want to make them too. Oh, but they aren't healthy you say?...... Make them for someone else!
(I mean obviously have a bite of cookie dough and then a baked one for good measure).
Mid cookie-making photo shoot. It's perfectly normal....
If only I had the guts to eat this large spoonful.
Back to business......
(2 sticks) unsalted butter
2 and 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup quick oats
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 of a vanilla beans innards (or 2 tsp vanilla extract)
One bag semisweet chocolate chunks
Grey salt for sprinkling (Sea salt works great too)
1. In a medium saute pan, over medium heat, melt butter until it becomes frothy and the milk solid begin to toast. (It will start to smell very nutty and only takes a few minutes). Poor into a small bowl or jar and let it cool. I popped mine in the fridge for a few hours.
2. Combine, sugars, browned butter, vanilla, eggs, salt and milk in a large bowl.
3. Add flour, oats and baking soda.
4. Add in the chocolate hunks. I mean chunks....
5. Pop the dough into the fridge or freezer for a half hour to let the butter firm up.
6. Roll into ball sizes of your liking.
7. Sprinkle with salt.
8. Bake for 12 minutes in a 375 degree oven.
9. I could instruct you how to eat these cookies, but I have a feeling you are an experienced cookie eater.