Browned Butter Cream Sandwich Cookies

Cream Sandwich Cookie Recipes
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6 Reviews
Sandwich cookies that use a browned butter filling to give them a wonderful and unique flavor that complements the pecans perfectly.
1:00
Prep Time
4:35
Total Time
42 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2/3 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
2
large Land O Lakes® Eggs (yolks only)
1/2 teaspoon
vanilla
2 1/2 cups
all-purpose flour
1/3 cup
finely chopped pecans
1/4 teaspoon
salt

Filling

1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter
2 cups
powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon
vanilla
2 to 3 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Half & Half

Directions

  1. Combine 1 cup butter and brown sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg yolks and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, pecans and salt; beat at low speed until dough forms a ball.
  2. Divide dough in half; shape each half into 10-inch long log (about 1 1/2 inches in diameter). Wrap each log tightly in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.
  3. Heat oven to 350°F.
  4. Cut each log into 1/8-inch slices with sharp knife; place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  5. Melt 1/4 cup butter in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 5-6 minutes or until butter just starts to brown. (Butter will bubble and foam. Watch closely.) Immediately remove from heat. Cool 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in powdered sugar, vanilla and enough half & half for desired spreading consistency.
  7. Spread 1 level teaspoon filling on bottom-side of 1 cookie; top with second cookie, bottom-side down. Squeeze together gently. Repeat with remaining cookies.

Recipe Tips

- If dough is too crumbly to easily form a log, add 1 tablespoon of very soft butter. Continue beating until dough forms a ball.

- Rather than making sandwich cookies simply frost each cookie with about 1/2 teaspoon filling mixture.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
120
Cholesterol
25mg
Carbohydrates
15g
Protein
1g
Fat
7g
Sodium
70mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

This was a delicious cookie recipe. I was short on time, and did not do the log/slice; instead, I used a small cookie scoop and rolled the cookie dough into balls, then flattened them with a glass dipped in confedtioner's sugar. The edges did not look as neat but they still tasted delicious. The browned butter frosting is fantastic...but even eating the cookies plain, is a pleasure. They remind me of Pecan Sandies, only about 100 times better of course :) I've had this recipe printed and in my file for a long time and I am so glad I finally tried it!

Rating

Excellent! A bit time-consuming, but a great recipe. This is a keeper.

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I made these for a baby shower and colored the frosting. They were so awesome, I couldn't quit eating them. It's a wonder there were any left for the shower. Everyone raved about them. Browned butter frosting is absolutely amazing.

Rating

These are very tasty cookies!! The filling alone is the best reason to make them. I used a pastry bag for the filling. Much easier and faster. I took some of the leftover butter filling and used it between two homemade oatmeal cookies. Fabulous!!

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This is THE MOST REQUESTED cookie in our family...and amongst co-workers! I've even froze the dough and saved for cookie baking extravaganzas! This is a fantastic recipe to impress friends and family! HIGHLY recommend giving this tasty recipe a try!

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It's very easy to make. my family of all boys just love them. Ieven got a thanks and some hugs for these cookies.

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