I love cookies, in fact I can't bake them as often as I would like because when I do, I gorge myself. There is something about a fresh cookie, straight out of the oven. For me, there is little else like it.
I did however find this fun recipe for Brown Buttercrunch cookies that is different from the traditional cookies that I generally make. They are dainty and perfect for a light dessert, a ladies luncheon or a fun snack. My boys loved them, but since they are crisp, I recommend making your kids sit down when they eat them or the crumbs go flying. I drizzled mine with a semi-sweet chocolate glaze, but next time I will try white chocolate as well for something a little different.
Brown Buttercrunch Cookies
½ cup salted butter, softened
½ cup light corn syrup
2/3 c. dark brown sugar, packed
1 cup old-fashioned oats (not quick or instant)
¾ c. all-purpose flour
1 t. pure vanilla
¼ c. heavy cream
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 t. light corn syrup
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a medium saucepan, melt butter, corn syrup and brown sugar over moderate heat, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to high. When mixture boils remove from heat and stir in oats, four and vanilla. The batter will look like this:
Bake cookies one pan at a time and be ready to work fast. Drop half teaspoonfuls, three inches apart on parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake for 8 minutes or until mixture spreads, bubbles and begins to brown. Let cookies cool for 1-2 minutes before rolling. They will look like this:
Roll widest edge of cookie around a wooden spoon handle, creating a tube. Repeat with remaining cookies. If cookies become too brittle to roll, return to oven for about 20 seconds to soften. Cool rolled cookies completely.
To make the chocolate glaze, heat cream in a small saucepan until scalded. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips and corn syrup. Cover and let stand about 15 minutes until the chocolate has melted. Using a wire whisk or a wooden spoon, gently mix glaze until smooth, being careful not to create bubbles.
When cookies are cool, drizzle glaze over the cookies. Allow to set for 10-15 minutes.