Caramel Cookies My Way


14 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 3/4 cups brown sugar
1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla
5 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 tablespoon simple sugar syrup


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, ginger, chili powder, nutmeg, and salt together with a whisk and set aside.
Mix sesame seeds with simple sugar syrup. The goal is just to coat sesame seeds with sugar syrup so sesame seeds stick to the cookie and stay there. If you think that your sesame seed-sugar syrup mix is to dry, add a few more drops of simple sugar syrup. (This will be used for topping the cookies before baking.)
In a sauce pan (not non stick) melt 10 tablespoons of butter. Continue cooking on medium low heat, stirring constantly until the foaming subsides. Continue stirring until the butter begins to brown and form little dark specks on the bottom of the sauce pan. If you use a dark non stick pan, you will not see the change in color. The browning butter can go from brown to burnt very quickly, so be careful.
Remove the brown butter from the stove and pour into a mixing bowl. Add the remaining 4 tablespoons of cold butter and whisk until melted.
Add the 1 3/4 cups dark brown sugar and whisk.
Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and whisk.
Fold in the dry ingredients.
Roll 1 to 1 1/2 inch balls, press them a bit, top with 1/4 tsp sesame seeds-sugar syrup mixture, and place on a parchment lined pan- these cookies will spread.
Bake for 8 to 9 minutes. Remember to under bake your cookies and continue letting them 'bake' on the sheet pan, out of the oven, on a cooling rack. When the cookies are cool on the sheet pan, transfer to a cooling rack and continue cooling.
I ended with 41 cookies.


First I saw these cookies on FoodBuzz, they immediately caught my eye. I bookmarked the recipe and a few days later baked them, though in a little altered way.

The author of the recipe is Mama J @A Little Bit Crunchy A Little Bit Rock n’Roll. Mama J has some pretty interesting recipes posted on her blog, do check them out!


41 cookies


Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 10:30am


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