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Bittersweet Treat's brown butter cookies

Time 45 minutes
Yields Serves 18 to 24
Bittersweet Treat’s brown butter cookies
(Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
1

Heat the oven to 350 degrees.

2

Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat and continue to cook until the solids have lightly browned and the butter has a nutty aroma, 4 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently. Cool to room temperature.

3

In a large bowl, stir together the butter and sugar with a spatula. Mix in the salt, egg, yolk and vanilla.

4

In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and baking powder. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix just until combined.

5

Scoop the cookies using a 1-ounce scoop or rounded spoon onto a baking sheet, spacing the cookies about 2 inches apart, and bake until golden-brown and firm on top, about 15 minutes.

Adapted from Bittersweet Treats. Vanilla bean paste can be found at select cooking and baking supply stores, as well as online.

Noelle Carter is the former Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen director. She left in January 2019.
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