|Yes, stuffed with Nutella!?!|
Another rainy day is upon us... I guess its better than snow. Although, snow would make such a more beautiful sight. My last post was about pumpkin and pumpkin flavored treats; well, here is one more recipe worth mentioning.
|These are the Nutella rounds after coming out of the freezer.|
This recipe calls to brown the butter before adding it into the batter. I've been baking for years, let's just say the gift I wanted most as a young girl was an Easy Bake Oven. Which incidentally is still available; check out the video, it will make you want one, too.
Anyway, I can't believe that I never came across a recipe to brown the butter before using it. (Or I may have, but decided not to choose that recipe because it sounded too complicated.) This was not the case, it just took a little longer, but well worth it! It gives a rich, deep, almost nutty flavor to the cookie.
|Let butter melt slowly.|
|Continue stirring until the butter literally starts turning a caramel color.|
|I only wish that I hadn't pressed down the tops of the cookies like the recipe said.|
These cookies turned out very good! The pumpkin flavor/spices were not overwhelming. If anything they got a little lost with all the chocolate. I plan on using an interpretation of The Ambitious Kitchen's recipe for chocolate chip cookies from now on, because the brown butter is that good. So, next time you make a chocolate chip cookie consider browning your butter first.
Oh, in case you were wondering, yes, I eventually did get the Easy Bake Oven. But, truth-be-told, I got it after I had already been using the real kitchen oven. So it was fun, but the real oven was way better. The last pumpkin treat I will probably be making is a Mini Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cheesecake for Christmas Day. Its been a few years since I've made it, but I'll post how it comes out for y'all.
Also, a quick note on bagels. My husband and I did visit Knead Bagels last weekend. I still haven't written about it because I wanted to visit one more time. So, hopefully in the next week I will let you know my official review on that. For now, let's just say they were quite good.