Today was our son's annual IEP meeting. We have had more meetings than usual this year since this is the last year of middle school. There are two schools of thought on treats at an IEP. One says not to take treats because it makes you inferior to the teachers and/or administrators that may be in attendance. It is like trying to buy your way into better services for your kid. The other says take them because everyone likes treats at a meeting.
Obviously, since I bake and enjoy sharing my baking with others I take treats. In the past I have taken Swedish Visiting Cake and blondies. I was thinking about my standard oatmeal chocolate chip recipe today but remembered my cooking club friend, Sarah, making brown butter brownies for us at one of our get togethers. So, I decided cookies with brown butter were in order along with chocolate chips and toffee. They were a hit so I am sharing below!
1 and a half sticks of butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs plus 1 yolk
2 tsp-1 TBSP vanilla (I never measure vanilla so I am not sure how much I used)
2 Cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp fine sea salt (or regular salt if that is what you have on hand)
2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup toffee
Preheat oven to 350 (I used Pampered Chef stones)
If you are using baking sheets you might want to lower the heat to 325
Brown the butter over medium heat. Melt and stir frequently watching for the tasty brown bits to start forming in the butter. Don't worry, it will smoke a bit before it gets brown. Just watch closely and stir frequently because you can go from brown to burnt quickly. Let cool.
Mix the sugars together, add the butter and mix well. Add the eggs and vanilla. Mix until smooth. Mix in flour, baking soda, and salt until blended.
Add chocolate chips and toffee.
Scoop onto stones or baking sheets. I used a large scoop so they were fairly uniform. Bake 10-14 minutes depending on your oven. Enjoy!