Brown butter Valentine M&M cookies

Another of my Valentine’s Day treats to bring into work.  These are brown butter cookies with red m&m’s and chocolate chips.  I am a huge fan of all the holiday m&m’s, and i love to bake with them.  (The only downside of these cookies is that I burned my hand taking them out of the oven. ) Make these a day before you plan to bake them, so they can chill overnight in the fridge. 

1 cup of butter, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup brown sugar,  1 egg,   yolk,  3 tsp vanilla,  2 1/2 to 3 cups flour,  2 tsp cornstarch,  1 tsp baking soda,  1/2 tsp salt,  3 tbs cream or milk, 1 cup red m&m’s, 1 cup chocolate chips.(or you can use white chips or milk chocolate chips).

Brown butter over medium heat (takes about 10 minutes.  You will see little specs of brown in the butter.  Let the butter sit at room temperature for an hour.   Add sugar and brown sugar and mix well.  Stir in egg, yolk and vanilla.  Blend in dry ingredients.  Add cream.  Fold in m&m’s and chips.  Roll it 1/4 cup balls.  Chill overnight.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place dought pieces on silpat lined cookie sheet.   Bake 10 to 12 minutes.  Let cool on sheet for 10 minutes.   Store in covered container.


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