Day 11 of my 12 days of cookies: Brown Butter Snickerdoodles. We all know my love for snickerdoodles. When I saw this little twist on it, I had to see for myself if the brown butter really made a difference in the cookie.
Browning the butter took me a lot longer than I thought it would. I stood over my stove, questioning myself if the smell I was experiencing was “a nutty aroma.” How am I supposed to know what exactly that smells like if I’ve never smelt it before?
I decided to go off of looks rather than smell. Once the butter turned a brown, amber color, I knew it was done. It really just takes two seconds for it to turn, too. You have to keep a really close eye on it to keep it from burning.
These cookies held their shape in the oven, so I tried flattening them out a bit after they were baked. Bad idea. Flatten these a little before baking so you don’t get those ugly broken marks on the side of each cookie, like mine. These cookies are good, but they’re a bit more dry than I would have liked. Recipe from Ambitious Kitchen.