I am always trying new cookies to make and share at Christmas time…company coming over….hunger pangs….okay, so I like to make cookies. The flavour of brown butter is so “comforting”, I think this will become another favourite.
- 15 tbsp. unsalted butter, cut in pieces
- 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour, sifted
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- pinch of salt
- 1 egg white, lightly beaten
- sanding sugar (any colour)
Melt the butter over a medium heat. Stir constantly until it becomes a deep golden brown. This should take about 10 minutes or so. Pour into a bowl to cool to room temperature, then add the vanilla.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Gradulally stir into butter mixture. Form into a ball then roll into a 13-15 inch log. Should be about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap in parchment paper and refrigerate for an hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice the dough into 1/4 inch rounds and set on parchment lined cookie sheets. Brush each one with egg white and sprinkle the sanding sugar on top.
Bake until light brown and firm (16-18 minutes). Transfer to racks to cool. Yummy.