brown butter bourbon biscuits

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And just like that, 24 days of cookies becomes 23 days of cookies. It’s slightly disappointing because I wasn’t busy yesterday, I just had one of those beautiful lazy days where I blew off my to do list and drank tea all day, playing cards with friends and ending it all with community Christmas carols and It’s a Wonderful Life.

I regret nothing.

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Christmas carols are one of the best parts of Christmas. They have beautiful music, beautiful lyrics and they just embody the Christmas spirit. I love to sing, and I especially love singing Christmas carols. Perhaps partially because you don’t have to be a good singer to sing Christmas carols. You just need the enthusiasm and the lyrics and you’re good to go.

from above

O Holy Night.

Brown Butter Bourbon Biscuits

Adapted from Bake Your Day

These biscuits are like the biscuits of my childhood; easy to make, not a lot of dishes, and absolutely delicious. I came across them on pinterest and I immediately had to make them, because bourbon? in a biscuit? with BROWNED BUTTER? Yep. Done. I wanted the bourbon to shine through so I switched some of the ingredients up and took out some spices. This is an adult’s biscuit. And the batter is addictive.

170 g unsalted butter, browned and cooled slightly

200g brown sugar

100g white sugar

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla

2 tbsp (30ml) bourbon

330 g plain flour

1  tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt, or to taste

1 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 180°Celsius and line two baking trays with baking paper. Set aside.

To brown the butter, melt it in a small saucepan over low heat. It will froth up. When the froth dies down and you can see a brown layer at the bottom, it’s ready. It should smell nutty and delicious.

Mix the butter thoroughly with the sugars, making sure there are no lumps. Mix in the eggs, one at a time, then the vanilla and the bourbon.

Sift in the dry ingredients and fold through until just incorporated.

Drop teaspoonfuls of mixture 1 1/2″ apart on the prepared baking trays. Bake for 10-12 minutes in preheated oven. Try to share.

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