City Mouse Blog

The personal blog of Miranda Erokan.

Katie Fisher Day

hi friends! today (and every year on March 12) is Katie Fisher Day, a holiday started by my friend Matt to celebrate and remember his wonderful sister Katie, who baked and sent him cookies every week he was away at college. it's a really great thing to get involved in to support some really great people, and i hope we can all do something nice for someone we love today.

Nate and i baked a batch of my new all-time favorite cookies last night (we taste tested some broken ones and holy moly they are good) and will be sharing them with people we love today. here's the recipe we used for Brown Butter and Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies, adapted from one we found on Ambitious Kitchen:

you will need:

  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt, plus more for sprinkling
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon plain greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips

how to bake them:

  1. whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and set aside. 
  2. brown the butter over medium heat. make sure you whisk the whole time throughout this process, to keep it from burning. after about seven minutes, the butter will begin to have the most delicious smelling, nutty aroma. remove from heat at the point, when butter has begun to brown. transfer butter into a bowl and set aside to cool for a few minutes.
  3. with an electric mixer, mix the butter with the two kinds of sugar until thoroughly blended. beat in the egg, yolk, vanilla, and yogurt until combined. then you can add in the dry ingredients and mix on low until combined. finally, stir in both kinds of chocolate chips with a wooden spoon.
  4. at this point chill your dough for two hours in the refrigerator, or you can place in the freezer for thirty minutes like we did while watching an episode of Friday Night Lights. 
  5. preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  6. once dough is chilled, roll little 1/4 cup (approx.) dough balls and place on cookie sheet about two inches apart and sprinkle each ball with a little bit of sea salt.
  7. bake the cookies 9-11 minutes or until the edges of the cookies begin to turn golden brown. cool the cookies on the sheets and sprinkle with a little extra sea salt if desired. (you should!)

happy Katie Fisher Day, everyone! bake, send, love.

xo, miranda