Browning the butter for these traditional holiday cookies adds extra richness and a nutty flavor.
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
1 large Land O Lakes® Egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon milk
Decorator sugars, if desired
Melt butter in 2-quart heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, 6-8 minutes or until butter turns a deep, rich brown color. (Watch closely.) Immediately pour into metal bowl. Cover; refrigerate until butter is cool to touch and slightly solid.
Stir together flour, baking powder and salt in bowl.
Heat oven to 375°F.
Spoon butter into bowl; add sugar. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; beat until well mixed. Add flour mixture and milk to butter mixture; beat at low speed until well mixed.
Fit cookie press with desired template; fill with cookie dough. Press dough into desired shapes onto ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with decorator sugars, if desired. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely.
Add additional milk, 1 tablespoonful at a time, if dough is too dry and crumbly.
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This recipe is wonderful. I have made these cookies five years running and everyone always loves them. The browned butter adds a deeper butter flavor and an almost nutty flavor. They are wonderful and a step above ordinary Spritz cookies.
Browning the butter at different degrees of browness changes the flavor subtly...giving each batch a different flavor!