Last year Nate told me that he and his mom had made the best cookies he ever tasted, and ever since then I have been dying to try them. He had read about these cookies in a book his cousins had given him. It’s called “Heidi Heckelbeck and the Cookie Contest.” Though there was not actually a specific recipe in the book, Heidi’s father tells her that adding an extra egg yolk and browned butter to the recipe make his chocolate chip cookies the best cookies ever. They began by using a classic chocolate chip cookie recipe, but added an extra egg yolk and browned the butter, instead of creaming it as is usually done.
While the boys were visiting last month, Nate showed me how they were made. I have to say, he was right! The browned butter gives the cookies a nutty flavor that is really delicious.
Nate browning the butter,
and mixing the cookie batter.
Check out the cover Jim made for my KitchenAid. I went to the dollar store and bought a plastic bowl that had a lid that would fit on my mixer bowl. He cut a slit and a hole in the lid. I put it on when I add dry ingredients to my mixer bowl to keep the dry ingredients from flying all over the kitchen. It works great and I think everyone should have one!!
We put them a little too close on the first pan. We learned our lesson and the remaining batches were fine.
Jack and Nate both approved and loved the cookies. Great job Nate!!!
Nate helped me get ready to shoot the photos for the blog post by ironing, arranging, and…
We hope you will have as much fun making them as we did. Let me know how you like them.