As I sat down to write this, I realized that I've been writing about my parents a lot lately. Yesterday my mom and doughnuts, today my dad and cookies. Why? Because food is love, at least for me.
So, to celebrate my dad's recent retirement, and his surprise party that I missed. We sent him Brown Butter Sablés, which my honey found a recipe for at SmittenKitchen.com. Yes, we're still obsessed with sables. Yes we're trying every recipe we can find. And yes, I'll probably write about another kind next week. Sorry. But you have to try these cookies.
Actually this particular recipe was not my favorite. I love brown butter. It has such a rich, nutty flavor far beyond regular butter. I actually have recently become obsessed and have started using it in cookies and cakes in place of regular butter. So, you can imagine how excited I was about these cookies. They sound wonderful.
I'm not sure what it is I found disappointing. Perhaps I built them up too much in my head. But the finished cookies weren't as special as I expected. They were too sweet, with not as much complexity as I expected. I think a little extra salt would have added intrigue. My honey, though, loved them.