Butter and sugar are two of the best ingredients in the world, in my humble opinion. While admittedly you can’t use them in everything its sometimes worth a try. Putting butter and sugar together is the beginning of something beautiful. Adding salt and pepper to it is just fun.
9 oz. brown sugar
3 sticks softened unsalted butter
18 oz. all purpose flour
pinch of salt
Sea salt, Demerara sugar and cracked pepper for sprinkling
Cream butter and sugar together with a pinch of salt. Slowly incorporate the flour, this is a very dry dough. Divide dough in half and roll into cylinders. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for an hour. The dough in now ready to slice.
Using a serrated knife, slice the dough into 1/4 inch coins. Lay the cookies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle a small amount of sea salt, Demerara sugar and pepper onto each cookie.
Bake at 390 degrees for 12-15 minutes, allow the cookies to cool on sheet, and then transfer to cooling rack.