Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies...adapted from Cook's Illustrated's Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies
14 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 3/4 cup flour
1 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, chunks or discs
Preheat oven to 375º.
Melt 10 tablespoons of the butter in a saucepan over medium high heat till melted. Continue cooking a couple more minutes till butter is golden brown with a nutty fragrance. Pour into heatproof bowl, and add the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter. Stir till melted.
Add sugars, then vanilla. Mix in egg and egg yolk. Add baking soda, then flour and mix till just combined. Add chocolate.
Use 3-4 tablespoon scoop to make dough balls. Place about 2 inches apart on parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake 10-14 minutes or till cookies are golden. Cool on rack.
Makes 12-16 large cookies.