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Browned Butter Cardamom Cookies

Browned Butter Cardamom Cookies

Cardamom and browned butter give these melt-in-your mouth cookies irresistible flavor!

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30 min
Prep Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time


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.

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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.

Tip #4

- Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition (1 cookie)

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