Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I mustered up enough courage to participate in the 3rd Annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap this year. While baking cookies is therapeutic to most people, it's a huge stress inducer for me. I love cookies and baking don't get me wrong here, I just don't prefer them together. When my friend Megan mentioned it, I didn't want to miss it this year because first I am supporting a great cause and in turn swapping cookies with other food bloggers. What is not to like about this? Huge thanks to Lindsay of Love & Olive Oil and Julie of The Little Kitchen for hosting this great event.

Cookies are definitely not my forte and I don't have a favorite cookie recipe in my repertoire yet. Therefore, I turned to one of my favorite bloggers of all time, Joy The Baker.  I chose brown butter chocolate chip cookies because its a classic chocolate chip cookies with extra pizzazz from brown butter and sea salt on top. 

This is not your quick whip and bake cookie though. It needs your undivided attention and patience. Browning butter was probably the best part of this whole process. It bubbles, crackles and soothes you. Just don't get carried away by the heavenly smell; this is the part where you need to really pay attention.
While the brown butter cools down, get your mise en place going. Don't try to haphazardly read the recipe, measure ingredients, and end up using double the amount of butter. Not that I have done anything like that, just giving you all a heads up.
Let the dough rest for about 1/2 an hour then bake, cool, and ship. 
I followed the original recipe and directions exactly with a few adjustments as noted below:
- I omitted molasses.
- I substituted pecans with walnuts.
- When refrigerating the dough, I divided them into two logs. 
I received delicious cookies from Natalie, Veronique, and Nicole. Don't forget to check them out.
 
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