For foodies and fashionistas.......me, being the former not the latter...due to 20 extra pounds and 2 expensive kids......the next few weeks can be frustrating.
I am not brave enough to wear white after this weekend.....or to declare with certainty whether the squash I just bought is summer squash or winter squash.
No worries....I have a coping strategy for both wardrobe and appetite......Keep it neutral.....stay calm.....and layer.
Like this dessert.....two layers of chewy brown butter oatmeal cookies and one layer of dreamy, creamy cinnamon bourbon ice cream.
The inspiration was a recent visit to OwowCow Creamery in Ottsville. It was around lunch time. The boys and I were hungry.
We each had our own cup of ice cream: One coconut, one mocha latte, and one mint chocolate chip. It was unanimous.....it was the best lunch we ever had! I realize that I must forfeit any future nominations for mother of the year, but this artisanal ice cream was out of this world good! My oldest son commented on how the mint chocolate chip ice cream was not dyed green with artificial food coloring. My youngest son, the one with enough pep to rival the Energizer bunny, mistakenly had the mocha latte ice cream. He did more laps on his bike than the Tour de France that day.
OwowCow has an ever changing menu of delicious small batch ice cream featuring locally sourced ingredients. The flavors are creative and bold.
I was so smitten that I took home a few pints of Cinnamon Bourbon ice cream. It was the inspiration for my ice cream sandwiches.
To make the cookies, place one stick of unsalted butter in a saucepan, preferably not nonstick....visual clues are important when browning butter......
Cook over medium heat until melted......but don't stop yet.....it's time to push the envelope.......
Keep cooking......you will start to see a rim of brown forming around the edges of the pan:
Before you know it, you will see solid bits of brown goodness at the bottom of the pan as you swirl it:and finally, after about 10 minutes, the butter will turn a very nice shade of amber. It's time. Remove the butter from the heat and enjoy the wonderful scent of eau de brown butter.
Brown butter adds a nice depth of flavor to oatmeal cookies. Bake. Fill. Indulge.
Brown Butter Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies With Cinnamon Bourbon Ice Cream
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1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 egg, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 pints Cinnamon Bourbon Ice Cream from OwowCow, cold but softened slightly
Makes 8 ice cream sandwiches.