Browned Butter Cardamom Cookies
48
cookies
30 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 30 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

3/4 cup sugar

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg (yolk only)

1 tablespoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup powdered sugar

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Melt butter in 2-quart heavy saucepan over medium heat. Continue cooking, stirring constantly and watching closely, 3-5 minutes or until butter just starts to turn golden brown. Butter will get foamy and bubble. Immediately remove from heat. Pour into bowl; refrigerate 30 minutes or until cooled.

  2. STEP 2

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine cooled browned butter and sugar in bowl; beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add egg yolk, vanilla and cardamom; continue beating until well mixed. Beat at low speed, gradually adding flour, until mixture is no longer crumbly and forms dough.

  4. STEP 4

    Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until cookies puff and start to turn light golden brown. Cookies will have cracks in them.

  5. STEP 5

    Immediately remove from cookie sheets. Cool 1 minute. Roll cookies in powdered sugar while warm and again when completely cooled. Store between sheets of waxed paper in loosely covered container.

Tip #1

- If dough is dry, add 1 to 2 tablespoons milk.

Tip #2

- Butter can be browned a day ahead and stored in container with tight-fitting lid in refrigerator.

Tip #3

- Cardamom is a strong spice and only a little is needed for flavor. If you love the taste of cardamom, increase the amount in this recipe to 3/4 teaspoon or mix 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom with the powdered sugar.

Nutrition

80Calories
4Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
30Sodium (mg)
9Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)

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  December 16, 2017

Looking for a cardamom cookie saw this recipe two years ago and try it. I liked the taste of the cookie, it was easy to prepare and is a great basic recipe you can adapt to other creations. Because they looked similar to the pecan balls i made changes.

— says Pamela
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I made the recipe just as indicated. I rolled them into balls and instead of coating with powder sugar i rolled them in ground walnuts. Place them on the cookie tray for baking and then added a small finger print in the center. Filled the space with apricot jam and baked them according to directions. They came out great, these cookies are a little more sophisticated in appearance and taste. PS Ive also used strawberry jam and orange marmalade which work as well. Great basic recipe.

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  November 17, 2017

These cookies are easy to make and delightful to eat. These are especially good to give as gifts.

— says Kathy
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I rolled them is the powdered sugar once, otherwise it's too sweet for me. Next time I'll probably use more cardamon. Might even sift powdered sugar and a little cardamon together and then roll the cookies.

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  October 28, 2017

These cookies are absolutely delicious, and perfect to take with your tea. They have the consistency of shortbread, so if you want a moist cookie, this isn't for you. I love a drier cookie, though. I had never made anything with browned butter before but, let me tell you, it makes a huge difference. It tastes rich and savory-sweet, and if you thought your house smelled good with cookies in the oven, wait til you bake with browned butter!

— says Eiri
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I really love cardamom, so I added another 1/4tsp to the batter, and 1/4tsp to the powdered sugar. If you love the taste of cardamom, I recommend a little extra - the sweetness in the dough sort of mutes the listed 1/2tsp. I also recommend "squeezing" the dough before you roll it into a ball. This will keep the cookies from crumbling after they bake. Think of the dough like pie crust, you have to work to hold it together!

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  February 17, 2017

I made these cookies for my book club...what a success! Everyone loved them and asked for the recipe. My family keep asking me to make them My neighbors loved them too! tip: be sure to let the butter cool as the recipe suggests

— says Lerena
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  December 20, 2016

I just made my first batch of these cookies, following the directions exactly. They didn't maintain their rounded shape but flattened out instead. They are impossible to remove from the cookie sheet without completely falling apart. I stuck the cookie sheet back in the oven for a few minutes to see if they would harden a bit but nothing changed. The taste is outstanding but I can't get them off the cookie sheet in one piece! Such a waste of expensive ingredients. I don't know what went wrong.

— says annabelle
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