Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Browned Butter Frosted Sugar Cookies

These are rich cookies. The recipe comes from Your Homebased Mom blog. She has a lot of tasty recipes and tons of great party ideas.

A funny thing happened when I made these and took them to a party. I thought we were leaving so I set our stuff out in the yard near the gate. The leftover cookies were wrapped with plastic wrap and sitting on a cooler. We ended up staying longer and it started raining. A couple of hours later, I found the plate and the plastic wrap on the ground and no cookies. The 2 golden retrievers there had eaten all of them. Oops! I bet they had a stomachache the next day.

Brown Butter Cookies From: Your Homebased Mom

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
3 egg yolks
pinch of salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons  vanilla
2 1/3 cups flour


Frosting:
1/2 cup butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup heavy cream or half n half

Mix the butter and sugar, then add in the egg yolks, salt, baking soda and vanilla. Stir in the flour. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and chill the balls for 1 hour in the fridge.  Press the balls of dough flat with a glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes (lightly golden) on an ungreased cookie sheet. Cool.

For the frosting: Brown the butter over medium heat, stirring until golden brown with flecks. Cool slightly and add the rest of the ingredients. Beat until creamy. Frost your cookies.

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