Brown Butter M & M Cookies~

Adapted from Cook's Illustrated

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
1 1/4 cups mini M&M's

1 3.14 ounce bag of M&M's, optional garnish

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&M's

Use 4 tablespoon a 1 tablespoon scoop to make dough balls.  Place about 2 inches apart on parchment lined cookie sheets.  Bake about 10 minutes or till cookies are golden.  Press a few regular  M&M's into warm cookies to garnish. Cool on rack. 

Makes approximately 24 cookies.