I must admit – I’m a prop junkie. I love getting new plates, silverware, napkins, and much more, all for my food photography for the blog. It’s funny because I used to spend all my money on clothes, and now spend all my money on kitchen items and photo props. There was one point, probably a few months ago, when I would go to a different store weekly and purchase new items for the blog. Finally, I took control of myself and stopped looking. Now I just indulge ever so often on the occasional thrift store or Marshalls find.
The things that I wish I had tons of but only have a few, are fun baking and party items like colorful straws, wooden spoons, cute bags and boxes, and ribbon and twine. They are simple and small, but add so much to a food photo shoot and a party. It’s these small details that really shine.
A few weeks ago I received a wonderful package from Brooke at Lemon Drop Shop. Included was some of the cutest supplies I’ve every seen! I was seriously a giddy school-girl opening the package. I couldn’t wait to bake something so I can use these items in a photo shoot. I almost immediately whipped up a batch of these wonderful Brown Butter Brown Sugar Cookies. These cookies were soft and buttery, and had this wonderful nutty flavor. They were the perfect cookies to showcase all the fun supplies I received.
I’ve never made cookies with melted butter, let alone brown butter. But now my eyes are opened and I can’t wait to experiment more with this delicious cookie recipe!
And if you’re ever looking for some cute baking and party supplies, please make sure to visit Lemon Drop Shop. Her items are so colorful and fun! I know this will be my go-to supply shop :).
*Lemon Drop Shop supplied the paper goods, twine, bags and boxes, and straws in these pictures. However, everything stated in this post is my own opinion and I would feel the same and highly recommend Lemon Drop Shop even if I didn’t receive these items.
Brown Butter Brown Sugar Cookies
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Makes: About 40 Cookies
14 tablespoons (1 ¾ Sticks) Unsalted Butter
2 cups All Purpose Flour
½ teaspoon Baking Soda
¼ teaspoon Baking Powder
1 ¾ cups Brown Sugar
1 Egg Yolk
1 tablespoons Pure Vanilla Extract
¼ cup Sugar, For Topping
¼ cup Brown Sugar, For Topping
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats. Set aside until needed.
In a small saucepan, heat 10 tablespoons of butter over medium heat until it turns an amber-brown color, about 5 minutes. Transfer the brown butter to a medium bowl and stir in the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter until it has completely melted. Set aside until the butter has cooled.
Whisk together the ¼ of sugar and ¼ of brown sugar in a shallow dish. Set aside until needed.
In another medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
Once the butter has cooled, stir in the 1¾ cups of brown sugar and the salt. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla, and stir until combined. Stir in the flour mixture, and mix until fully incorporated.
Using your hands, roll about 1½ tablespoons of dough into small balls. Carefully roll the dough ball in the sugar/brown sugar mixture. Place the cookie on the prepared baking sheets, and repeat with the remaining dough.
Bake the cookies until they have just set, about 8 minutes. DO NOT OVER BAKE! These bake really fast and if you over bake them, they will burn and be hard as a rock. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for 1 minute and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. Serve and enjoy!
These last up to 4 days in sealed container.
Recipe from Lets Dish Recipes.