Brown Butter Himalayan Salt Cookies

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Welcome to my blog! This recipe is dignified enough to be the very first post because they’re the best cookies I’ve ever had. If you’ve been to Brown Butter Cookie Co. in Cayucos, CA then you know how great these are. They’re also teeny tiny and a buck a piece! I searches online to find a copycat recipe and adapted it. You can find the original recipe here at Yummy Mummy

    What you’ll need:

Parchment paper
3/4 stick unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup AP flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Himalayan pink salt (can use sea salt)

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Pour the butter into a bowl with the brown sugar and vanilla extract. Right about now your mouth will start watering because it smells like happiness. Remember that smell when mom makes apple crisp? Stir up the happiness and set aside while you whisk together the flour and baking soda. Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture until well combined and put into the fridge to chill slightly, for 5-10 minutes.
Proceed to lick the spoon. Thoroughly.

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Now take a rounded tablespoon and spoon your dough onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. You can also roll them with your hands and flatten slightly. Grind or sprinkle the salt onto the tops of the dough, gently pushing it into the cookie. Bake for 10-15 minutes.

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Keep a close eye! Nobody likes a burnt cookie! Except maybe the husband of that overtanned mom….

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ANYWAYS. Once the cookies are slightly browned, remove them from the oven. Don’t try to move them right away! They’ll completely crumble. Wait at least 15 minutes then you can move them to a plate. I like to accidentally break at least one. I most definitely didn’t want to eat it before I could share but alas, c’est la vie…
Now enjoy your little treasures.

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Now go give yourself a kiss. You deserve it.

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