My wife recently went on a girls trip to Morro Bay, where she visited the Brown Butter Cookie Company in Cayucos. When she came home, she asked me if I could try to recreate their Brown Butter Sea Salt cookie recipe. These delicious little shortbread cookies taste great with your morning coffee. I made an effort, and they came very close! I topped the shortbread with a pink Hawaiian sea salt for the perfect sweet-and-salty combination.
Brown Butter Sea Salt Cookie Recipe
- 6 ounces unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Silpat liner or parchment paper
- Crushed Hawaiian pink sea salt
- Preheat oven to 325 F.
- On medium low heat, place saucepan. Melt 6 ounces unsalted butter until it starts to bubble and brown. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Pour into a mixing bowl. Add 1/2 cup light brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Mix it up, trying to get all the lumps out if possible.
- In another bowl, mix 1 1/2 cups flour with 1 teaspoon baking soda. Stir the flour and butter mixture together, mixing well.
- Form into balls and place on a baking sheet lined with a Silpat liner or parchment paper. Flatten slightly and sprinkle with crushed Hawaiian pink sea salt.
- Bake for 15 minutes, or until slightly browned.
- Let cool completely before serving. These taste great with morning coffee! Enjoy!
- Note: This is not the real Brown Butter Cookie Company recipe, only my version of a similar brown butter shortbread cookie. Hope you enjoy it!
Recipe from Jason Hill / CookingSessions.com
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