I’m turning the big 24 this Saturday. Do you think it’s normal to celebrate by eating cookies for the ENTIRE WEEK?
Of course… because you know the world is supposed to end Friday or whatever. So I’m suggesting we all eat cookies this week (good excuse, right?).
But seriously, these cookies are essentially a mini, delicious birthday present to myself.
It occurred to me that this really couldn’t be just ANY cookie though; it had to be incredible. Kinda like those Nutella-stuffed cookies. Wait, what about the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookies? Or those sensational Brown Butter Snickerdoodles? Clearly if a man wants to know the way to my heart, it’s through cookies made with brown butter.
What? Baking your way to love is TOTALLY a thing you know.
Okay, enough about brown butter and man bait and such. Let’s talk cookies because that’s why you are really here.
These cookies! Ugh I think I want to live in them. Do you think it’s possible for me to make a house out of cookies and snuggle next to chocolate chips every night? A girl can dream.
And alright, I’ll admit that I claim every cookie on this blog is fantastic, and they are or I wouldn’t give you the recipe! BUT you’re probably wondering what’s so special about these cookies…
Well of course there’s that brown butter (best thing ever), but there’s also the addition of brown sugar toasted almonds. These are almonds that have been toasted on the stovetop then caramelized with brown sugar and sprinkled with a tiny bit of sea salt. The almonds end up coated with the perfect sweet and salty crunch. I know, I know… how good does that sound right now?
The second part that’s a bit different in regard to these cookies is the brown sugar ratio. There’s more dark brown sugar in these cookies, which provides a lovely caramel flavor that makes me want to eat about seventeen at once. No big deal… except it’s kind of a big deal because I like fitting in my pants.
Lastly the cookies are simply perfect with dark chocolate; it gives each bite an intense,deep velvet flavor. Imagine dark chocolate and almonds, then add a buttery, chewy rich cookie topped with sea salt. Just try to wrap your brain around how delicious these are. I should note that these cookies are baked at a lower temperature of 325 degrees so that they develop a perfect crisp edge and a chewy, soft middle. The dough also needs to be chilled for two hours, so plan ahead!
I devoured them straight out of the oven, and I suggest you do the same. Hey the end of the world may be Friday, but at least we’ll have these End-of-the-World Insanely-Good Chocolate Chip Cookies.
P.S. I love you!
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