Where does luscious, mouthwatering, chewy, soft cookie perfection begin? Brown butter.
The bane of my existence as a baker is that my family’s tastes are just boring. Sorry but they are (except my daddy, he’ll eat whatever). Its just chocolate and vanilla over and over and when it comes to my husband the only thing he ever wants me to bake for him is chocolate chip cookies. Thanks to Joy, I don’t mind so much anymore. I am even a bit eager and I haven’t heard my husband complain, “Why can’t you just make me chocolate chip cookies?!” since before Christmas. Ever since the first time I made these chocolate chip cookies for my family, I have only made these chocolate chip cookies for my family. I can’t even tell you how many batches of these have already been sent to school for functions or just for us as a family to eat. Split between the five of us that can’t be too many can it? Some days I’ll send extra for sharing with friends at lunch. Joy has made me very popular on the playground.
I’m just gonna say it. This is the last and the best chocolate chip cookie recipe you will ever need. Thank you to Joy for posting the recipe for Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies this week for you all. Do it, you will NOT regret it. Then you could thank Joy for this magnificent recipe by buying her wonderful book.
My Geekylink this week is Geocaching. I had read about it years ago and wanted to try it but never looked into it. About a year ago I finally looked into it but without a GPS or a smartphone, I realized I really couldn’t do it. My brother in law picked it up around that time but I hadn’t heard too much about his and my nephew’s adventures looking for caches. So the other day, before our camping trip (armed now with a smartphone), I thought that might be great time to download the app and get started. We only did it for one of the days we were on vacation but I hadn’t had more fun with my nephews or my daughters since well, ever. It was like we all were all treasure hunters for a day. For one I had to put my 10 year old daughter on my shoulders and give her a stick to reach it (and put it back) and we wouldn’t have found half of them if not for my nephews. Since they had done it with their dad, they knew all the good places to look. I was sunburnt and sore once we were done but it was totally worth it.