Monday, October 21, 2013

Brown Butter White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

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I don't think I've ever met someone who doesn't like cookies.
 Especially chewy cookies with a little crispy edge and filled with white chocolate and macadamia nuts.
Who could resist?
Especially these Brown Butter White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies. 
They were divine.
Notice the past tense, yep they didn't last long.
I was pretty impressed when the kids made these.
They used my recipe from Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies as the base.
Deliciousness! They know the way to my heart! Halloween-Mantel-Spiders-Cobweb.jpg
I came home and rested after church Sunday because my lower back was flared up from the previous day at the pumpkin patch and walked out to this. 
Creepy spiders and cob webs covering the inside and outside of our house! 
The kids and Colt did such a wonderful job, I feel blessed to have such good help.
I usually do most the decorating but ladder climbing and lifting still isn't happening anytime soon.


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In a small saucepan add 10 tablespoons butter and melt over medium heat until butter is brown and nutty smelling. Swirl the pan as needed to encourage butter to brown evenly. Remove from heat. Add browned butter to mixing bowl and add remaining 4 tablespoons cold butter cut into 1 tablespoon sized pieces.  Mix until butter is melted. Add both sugars, vanilla and sea salt. Mix until blended. Whisk whole egg with egg yolk and add to butter/sugar mixture. 
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Beat on medium high speed 30 seconds. Let mixture rest 3 minutes. Repeat process until batter becomes thick and pale. Add baking soda and beat on medium-high speed for 30 seconds. 
Scrape down sides of bowl and add flour and chopped macadamia nuts. Mix on low speed until combined. Scrape sides of bowl.Brown-Butter-White-Chocolate-Macadamia-Nut-Cookies-White-Chocolate-Scoop.jpg
Remove bowl from mixer and stir in chocolate chips until combined.
Scoop cookies with a standard sized cookie scoop or heaping tablespoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes or until light brown on edges and centers are still soft.
Allow to cool for 1 minute on cookie sheet before moving cookies to a cooling rack.



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Brown Butter White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Recipe by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch

Brown Butter White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies.
Prep time: PT15M
Cook time: PT10M
Total time: PT25M
Yield: 48 Cookies
Ingredients
  • 14 tablespoons Cold Butter
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 whole Eggs
  • 1 whole Egg Yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 3/4 cup All-Purpose Flour Or Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 1 cup Macadamia Nuts, Chopped
  • 1 1/4 cup White Chocolate Chips
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a small saucepan add 10 tablespoons butter and melt over medium heat until butter is brown and nutty smelling. Swirl the pan as needed to encourage butter to brown evenly. Remove from heat.
  3. Add browned butter to mixing bowl and add remaining 4 tablespoons cold butter cut into 1 tablespoon pieces. Mix until butter is melted.
  4. Add both sugars, vanilla and sea salt. Mix until blended.
  5. Whisk whole egg with egg yolk and add to butter/sugar mixture. Beat on medium high speed 30 seconds. Let mixture rest 3 minutes.
  6. Repeat beating mixture for 30 seconds and resting for 3 minutes until mixture becomes thick and pale.
  7. Add baking soda and mix for 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides of bowl.
  8. Add flour and macadamia nuts. Mix on low speed just until combined.
  9. Stir in white chocolate chips and scoop cookies using a standard sized cookie scoop onto an ungreased cookie sheet about 2" apart.
  10. Bake for 8-10 minutes until edges are light brown and starting to set but centers are still soft.
  11. Allow cookies to cool about 1 minute before removing or until set enough to handle. Remove to a wire cooling rack.

1 comment:

  1. I thought there wasn't a way to make white chocolate macadamia nuts better. . .now I know! Add brown butter!

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