These cookies, what can I say about these Brown Butter Chocolate Melt Sandwich Cookies?! I wish that I could literally hand out one of these cookies to each and every one of you! I know that I make a lot of things and tell you about how good they are and a lot of them earn the title of “new favorite” but oh my….
Gosh! Oh my word! I am so in love with these! Have you ever had those Keebler Soft Batch Cookies? These remind me of those so much. I use to eat those a lot when I was in high school, they were in the vending machine in the high school magazine room and oh my word I ate them like there was no tomorrow haha. YAY for a fast metabolisms back then haha. I was also in love with the cookie sandwiches at the Cookie Company in the mall the whole time I was growing up, so I suppose this is a combination of those two loves!
So why did I make these cookies? Well there is my reason right there. Right up there ^.
Is she not the most adorable thing ever!? Yes, of course she is! 😉 That little cutie right there is my cousin/god-daughter, Emma. Miss Emma is my cousin Crystal’s little girl and she’s having her first birthday in December! I can’t believe that she’s almost a year old. I feel like we were just at the hospital holding her for the first time.
Emma’s mom, Crystal, is just as into party planning as I am and we’ve been getting together ideas for Emma’s birthday for the past few months haha. Her theme for Emma’s first birthday?
Milk and Cookies! Ok who doesn’t love milk and cookies! Ahhh I am like so excited to come up with ideas for this party. Ok, I may not be a mom but oh my gosh do I love throwing cute little parties, so I’m so glad that Crystal asked me to help with Emma’s 1st Birthday!
That’s why these cookies came about. I was experimenting in my kitchens with some ideas for the Milk and Cookie party and these babies were born. haha. I’ve really gotten into using brown butter in my cookie recipes, it just seems to give it a richer taste.
Have you ever made brown butter to use in your recipes? It’s so easy. All you have to do is literally cook your butter until it turns a wonderful caramel color, let it firm back up in the fridge and then use it as you would regular butter in a recipe. You’ll love it. Trust me!
I also tried out these Hershey’s Chocolate Baking Melts for the first time in these cookies. I think I like them better than chocolate chips. That says a lot from someone who’s favorite cookie has always been the Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie! They just melt so nicely and give the cookies layers of chocolate instead of little burst of chocolate like the chips do.
But even after making these and falling in love with these soft chocolate melt cookies, I still had to get the approval from Crystal. 😉 I packed up a little bag of these cookie and headed over to her house to let her give them a try. Let’s just say that Crystal and Layla (Emma’s big sister) inhaled them and gave them two “chocolaty” thumbs up!
If you were throwing a Milk and Cookies Party, what kind of cookies would you make?
- 2 sticks unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 3 eggs
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 bag chocolate melts (I used the Hershey’s Chocolate Baking Melts)
Heat a large saute pan over medium heat on the stove and melt the butter.
As the butter starts to foam and it will start to make a crackling noise.
Let the butter heat untouched until the foam starts to dissipate and small brown flecks start to appear on the bottom of the pan.
Once the butter has reached a light brown color turn the heat off and remove from the heat.
Pour the browned butter in a small bowl and refrigerate until solid again.
Pre-heat oven to 350F.
In a mixer cream the solid brown butter and both sugars together. Mix well.
Add the eggs one at a time. Make sure each egg is incorporated before adding the next.
Add the vanilla. Mix for about 3 minutes or until everything is mixed well.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
With the machine on low, slowly add the flour mixture to the batter. Mix until just combined.
Mix in the chocolate melts
Drop by rounded tablespoons onto a baking sheet.
Bake at 350 F for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool.
For the icing centers:
Pipe icing onto flat side of 12 cookies. Top with 12 more cookies.
Yields: 2 dozen sandwich cookies (4 dozen single cookies)
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