Brown Butter Cookies

I am always trying new cookies to make and share at Christmas time…company coming over….hunger pangs….okay, so I like to make cookies. The flavour of brown butter is so “comforting”,   I think this will become another favourite.

  • 15 tbsp. unsalted butter, cut in pieces
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • sanding sugar (any colour)

 

Melt the butter over a medium heat. Stir constantly until it becomes a deep golden brown. This should take about 10 minutes or so. Pour into a bowl to cool to room temperature,  then add the vanilla.

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Gradulally stir into butter mixture. Form into a ball then roll into a 13-15 inch log. Should be about 1  1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap in parchment paper and refrigerate for an hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Slice the dough into 1/4 inch rounds and set on parchment lined cookie sheets. Brush each one with egg white and sprinkle the sanding sugar on top.

Bake until light brown and firm (16-18 minutes). Transfer to racks to cool. Yummy.

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