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Browned Butter-Cardamom Sugar Cookies

Brown butter for the special touch to these cookies. They're soft, sugary, and have just the right amount of moisture.

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  • Makes: 48 servings
  • Makes: about 48 cookies
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Chill: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Bake: 9 mins 375°F per batch

Browned Butter-Cardamom Sugar Cookies

Directions

  1. In a small heavy saucepan, heat and stir butter over medium heat for 10 to 12 minutes or until butter turns the color of light brown sugar. Pour butter into a large bowl; cover and chill for 30 minutes, stirring once.
  1. In the large bowl, beat the browned butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the 1-1/2 cups sugar. Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs, cream of tartar, baking soda, the 1 teaspoon cardamom, vanilla, and salt until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour. Cover and chill about 2 hours or until dough is easy to handle.
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a small bowl, combine the 1/4 cup sugar and the 1/4 teaspoon cardamom. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in the sugar mixture to coat. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  1. Bake in the preheated oven for 9 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer to a wire rack; cool. Makes about 48 cookies.

From the Test Kitchen

Layer cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

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14 Ratings
1382 Days Ago
How has this recipe not yet been reviewed? The flavor and texture are amazing. The ingredients and ratios are perfect, although more cardamom can be added to suit individual taste. Every step of the recipe is important and should be followed closely. The scent in your kitchen about seven minutes into the first batch will make you and your family wildly happy that you love to bake.



Changes: I thought the rich flowery flavor of honey would be a nice addition, so I subbed out 1/2 c of sugar for an equal amount of local organic honey. The end result isn't bad, but in hindsight I think the brown butter and cardamom are flavor enough and therefore the recipe is probably perfect as-is.



I added slightly more cardamom to the dough. My sugar/cardamom rolling mixture was also increased, 5 T of sugar and a little over a half t of cardamom. My cookies were about 1-1/4 inches before baking and spread nicely, with about 9-1/2 minutes baking time, til the crust was just-goldenbrown and the interior still nicely soft.



Most important: if at all possible, grind cardamom pods immediately before making your dough, rather than buying pre-ground.



I will be making these again. And again.

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