Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Browned Butter Snickerdoodles

Okay- Let's just be honest.  I have been missing from the blog-esphere for a bit.  And where have I been?  I have been stuck down a rabbit hole called Downton Abbey.   And I did not want to surface from this hole at all.  It has been lovely.   I have been walking around since then talking to people in a strange Asian version of a British accent.   And I keep catching myself saying "Milady" and "My Lord".  I have been getting a few weird looks.  But- I don't care.  The only thing I care about is Mary and Matthew.   And what witty thing Maggie Smith is going to say next.   

So, I have neglected this post for a long time.  I have been meaning to tell you all about this amazing thing called BROWN BUTTER!!  But, then Downton Abbey went and stole all the thunder.   I think we all should write Laura Linney at once!!

I followed the recipe from Ambitious Kitchen.  Check out her post here.  

These cookies were deliciously amazing!!  To be completely honest, I did not think Snickerdoodle when I ate one at first, but the flavors are so layered I guarantee even a non-snickerdoodle person (is there even such a thing??) will love them.

I followed the recipe closely until it came to the rolling the dough in the cinnamon sugar mix.   I did not think that there was enough cinnamon in the mix- so I added some more.   A lot more.   And I am glad I did.

I also recommend you refrigerate the dough as called for in the recipe.   I made a couple the night I made the dough because I could not resist and it did produce a flatter cookie.  A tasty cookie.   But a flatter one.  I have no evidence of this experiment as I ate them.  Very Quickly.   And possibly burned my tongue some in the process.   I soothed it with another cookie.

So the lesson of today's blog is- eat cookies and watch Downton Abbey.   I have been saving my season 3 episodes for a friend.  So, we will catch up together.  Is anyone else as obsessed as I am with this show?  Does anyone else feel an incredible urge to go out and buy a hat with bows, feathers and tulle?  If not- just look the other way when I show up in mine.  



  1. Those cookies look so good! So what is it with Downtown Abbey? I had never heard of it until recently. Is it on a premium channel? I only have basic cable. Maybe I will have to sign up for Netflix & watch it. People seem to be raving about it.

    1. Melissa:
      You will love Downton Abbey. You must try it out. I watched my epsiodes on Amazon prime, but Netflix has them as well. Such a fun series about a wealthy British family in the 20's and the lives of them and the servants that work in the estate.

    2. I've never heard of Amazon Prime. I'll have to check it out. I can do a mean British accent. LOL!

      Thanks for linking up to my link party. Hope to see you again next Saturday :)

  2. OMG..those look YUMMY! I am new, sent here by Melissa of Simply Sweets by Honeybee....I am so glad she told me about your blog...I think I will be here all night! YUMMY!

    1. Cookie Puzzle:
      I am so flattered that you checked my blog out. Thank you!!! Melissa is so sweet!! Pop by anytime and say hi! Are you a Downton fan? :)

  3. Ummm- the cookies look delicious! Downton Abbey is next on my list, I just finished all six seasons of Lost on Netflix and I need to move on. I am familiar with the substituting of TV for Blogging, though, when I fell down a dark hole of Doctor Who last summer :)

  4. Oh yes we are obsessed with it here too! We have already ordered season 3 on dvd and it will be here next week.
    We did watch the first episode, we could not wait then we avoided all the rest so we can have a marathon when the dvd's arrive.
    I am a snickerdoodle type of gal, they are my favorite cookie! I will have to try this recipe if I ever have a working oven again...ha ha.
    X;s & O's