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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Double Chocolate Browned Butter Cookies

Have I got a cookie for you today!

I'm sure you've heard me go on and on and on about how I've perfected my cookie recipes. I have finally found a basic dough recipe, that along with chilling the dough, they turn out perfect every single time.

So this time I added a chocolate pudding mix and browned half of the butter.....and well, they should be entered into some kind of cookie contest as I'm sure they'd win.  Yes, I am bragging and it's probably annoying, but I cannot praise these enough.

As with anything dangerous, I promptly gave most of them to a friend as a parting gift for watching my kids one afternoon.  She texted me before I barely got out of her driveway saying she couldn't resist trying one and that they were delicious.

A sign of a good cookie.

Double Chocolate Browned Butter Cookies
2 sticks softened unsalted butter
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 T. vanilla
3 1/2 c. flour

1 pkg. instant chocolate pudding mix
1 t. salt
1 t. baking soda
1 10 oz. baking semi-sweet chocolate chips

In a stand-up mixer or large bowl combine one of the sticks of butter and sugars, beating well until light and fluffy.  In a small saucepan heat the other stick of butter, melting, continuing to stir until butter has browned and smells "nutty".  Do not allow to burn.  Pour this browned butter into the already fluffy butter/sugar mixture and combine.  Add the eggs, vanilla and pudding mix beating until combined.  Add in flour, salt and baking soda mixing to combine.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Cover and place this dough in the fridge for at least one hour or up to overnight.

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place parchment paper on a large baking sheet or simply spray with cooking spray.  Using a large cookie scoop, scoop out a good amount of dough, roll and press down a bit to flatten.

Bake for 8-10 minutes or until slightly golden. 


So, we leave for vacation in two weeks-ish.  It is a long, 4-5 hour drive to our destination. Along with the long drive, we are staying on a resort on a lake {I can hear the angels singing now} and with that means I need to bring food.  

Yes, we'll grab bites to eat here and there as well as a nice dinner at least one night, but for the most part we'll be eating out of our room.  I want to come PREPARED.  I want healthy, fun and filling snacks and meals ideas that I can prepare ahead of time and take with us.  I'm not really interested in arriving and finding a local grocery store to stock up and spending most of the first day just getting organized.

For breakfasts I'm thinking loaves of banana/zucchini bread, cereal and yogurt.  For lunches I'm thinking fresh fruit, cheeses, simple sandwiches and the like.  For snacks most likely crackers, snack mixes, string cheese, fruit and veggies and dip.  Dinners?  I have no idea.


Give me your suggestions in the comments.

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  1. Stephanie @ Girl Versus DoughJuly 23, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    Um, these cookies sound AMAZING. I can't decide if I'm drooling more over the browned butter or the pudding mix in the batter -- guess I'll have to make them and eat one (or six) to find out! :)

  2. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)July 23, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    I seriously need to make browned butter ... I keep seeing desserts that use it, and it sounds like the greatest flavor enhancer ever!!

  3. You're right, I'm not sure what is better either....the browned butter or chocolate pudding mix. Try them!

  4. You are the queen of freezer meals - what about packing some of those on ice and then just thawing them out in the morning and they will be ready at dinner time? I think they'd stay frozen for that amount of driving. :D

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