The Secret Ingredient in These Salty-Sweet Cookies Is Genius

The Secret Ingredient in These Salty-Sweet Cookies Is Genius

Yes, you can put whatever the hell you want in cookies and they'll still be delicious.
December 4, 2016, 3:00pm
Photo by Mark David Phillips.

Photo by Mark David Phillips.

They said winter was coming, but now, for certain, winter is here.

While we will probably spend the next couple of months bitching and moaning about everything from the temperature to slush on the ground to the endless onslaught of terrifying political affairs streaming in through our social media feeds, you will not hear us complaining about all the delicious ways to warm up: spiked cider, hot pie, and soup, here we come.

Speaking of soup, when we mention miso, you're probably envisioning ramen, or a bowl of the seaweedy stuff that comes with your sushi. But we've discovered what might just be miso's most comforting use: these brown butter cookies.

Recipe: Miso Brown Butter Cookies

We got this recipe from the geniuses at North Bakery in Providence, Rhode Island, who came up with the idea to mix fermented bean paste with flour, sugar, and a shitload of butter to create a cookie that will simultaneously satisfy your sweet tooth, give you a savory punch, and confirm that you can put whatever the hell you want in cookies and they'll still be delicious.

They're crunchy as hell on the outside, soft on the inside, and have a texture and taste that keeps changing as you chew thanks to chunks of white chocolate, crispy rice, and the creamy, nutty, flavor of browned butter.

They'll keep you happily gorging until spring comes. This is comfort food when you need it.