These beyond-scrumptious cookies were baked to celebrate our first ever on-line Stories on Stage Sacramento event. We enjoyed them in real time as we recorded the reading, and you can bake and enjoy them yourself at home as you watch actress Kat Miller read an excerpt from Anita Felicelli’s gorgeous, astonishing novel Chimerica. This recipe’s delicious and not too difficult. The only thing you may not have done before is brown butter, which sounds scary, but just keep an eye on it and you will be fine. (Find the recording here.)
Things to know ahead of time:
Pour the browned butter into a small bowl and refrigerate until cool, about 30 minutes.
In a large mixer bowl, beat the cooled browned butter, brown sugar and sugar until well combined. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating for 1 minute after each addition. Add the vanilla and bourbon and stir until incorporated.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
With the mixer running on low, gradually add the flour mixture ½ cup at a time. Stir just until the flour is mixed in. Add the chocolate chips and toffee bits and stir on low to combine.