- 1/2 cup unsalted Challenge butter
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp sea salt (optional: smoked sea salt)
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom of an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper.
Make the brown butter: In a small pan set over medium heat, melt the butter and cook until it turns brown and smells nutty, about 5 minutes. Try not to walk away from the butter, as it can go from brown to burned very quickly. Pour the brown butter into a large mixing bowl and let it cool slightly.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and ¾ teaspoons of the sea salt to combine.
Add both sugars to the brown butter and mix on medium speed with a hand mixer until well combined, about 2 minutes.
Add the eggs and beat for another 2 minutes, until the mixture has lightened in color.
With the mixer on low, slowly add the flour mixture, mix just until the flour is fully mixed in.
Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and sprinkle with remaining sea salt.
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