Here we are–right smack in the midst of the holiday season. Unbelievable, right? The holidays often get the dubious honor of being the most stressful time of the year (sometimes, rightfully so) but it’s also a great time to relax and get some baking done. That’s right–the practice of holiday baking is a tradition in many households (including mine).
For me, baking is a way to de-stress after fighting the shopping crowds, wrapping presents (er, I mean helping Santa wrap presents), and entertaining friends and family. I’m a chronic insomniac so I usually find myself in my kitchen late at night with my mother’s well-used, handwritten cookbooks poring through their pages looking for the best recipes. Holiday baking is a great way to bond with the kiddos (or, in my case, my three little nephews) and, let’s be honest, edible treats are more fun to give than re-gifted candles.
I love this recipe that elevates the humble sugar cookie to a whole new level with the addition of brown butter. It sounds simple but a little thing like taking the time to brown the butter and your mind will be blown. Trust me.