Brown Butter Easter Cookies~

Adapted from Cook's Illustrated's Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

14 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup dark brown sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup white chocolate M and M's (or favorite flavor), plus more to garnish

4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped into small chunks

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 M and M's and chocolate chunks

Use 4 tablespoon (1/4 cup) scoop to make dough balls.  Place about 2 inches apart on parchment lined cookie sheets.  Bake 10-14 minutes or till cookies are golden.  Press a few extra M and M's into warm cookies to garnish. Cool on rack. 

Makes about 12 large cookies.