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Browned Butter Cardamom Cookies
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1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg (yolk only)

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

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 granulated 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.

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