They melt in your mouth.
3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Coarse-flake sea salt for sprinkling
Handful of sliced almonds for decorating
Preheat the oven to 325˚F. Line cookie sheet with silpat or parchment.
In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter until it starts to brown. When the butter has browned and is ready, the foam will have subsided and it will have turned a nutty color. Watch closely so as not to burn the butter.
Pour the browned butter into a medium bowl and stir in the brown sugar and vanilla. In a small bowl, whisk the flour and baking powder together. With a spoon, stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture until combined.
Drop the dough by tablespoonfuls onto the cookie sheet. Sprinkle with sea salt and lightly press it into the top of cookies. Bake for 12 minutes.