2 cups plus 2 tablespoons (9 ounces) flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
HEAT the oven to 350°.
MELT the butter in a saucepan over medium heat and continue to cook until the solids have lightly browned and the butter has a nutty aroma, 4 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently. Cool to room temperature.
STIR together in a large bowl, the butter and sugar with a spatula. Mix in the salt, egg, yolk and vanilla.
SIFT together in a separate bowl the flour, baking soda and baking powder. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix just until combined.
SCOOP the cookies using a 1-ounce scoop or rounded spoon onto a baking sheet, spacing the cookies about 2 inches apart, and bake until golden-brown and firm on top, about 15 minutes.
Nutrition information: Per serving: 148 calories, 2 grams protein, 24 grams carbohydrates, 0 grams fiber, 5 grams fat, 3 grams saturated fat, 28 milligrams cholesterol, 16 grams sugar, 63 milligrams sodium.