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Megans Cookin: Christmas Cookie Recipes! Browned Butter and Cardamom Cookies

Friday, November 6, 2009

Christmas Cookie Recipes! Browned Butter and Cardamom Cookies

Today we have a melt in your mouth, irresistibly delicious cookie. Not to mention, it’s an easy recipe to put together.

Browned Butter Cardamom Cookie

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It’s time for cookie #6 in the 12 weeks of Christmas cookies!


Sometimes when it’s the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s easy to fill overwhelmed. Presents to buy not to mention wrap, parties to attend, and holiday dinners to plan.

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Then there is the everyday life stuff. It’s easy to get overwhelmed. Well, today’s cookie is quick (except the cooling of the butter), easy and delicious.

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A little bit nutty from the browned butter with the warm taste of the cardamom that I love, this cookie just screams to me. And what about that wonderful dusting of powdered sugar that lingers on your lips after that first bite. It’s sheer heaven.

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Try them!

Browned Butter Cardamom Cookies

Recipe by Land O’ Lakes

(Printable Recipe)

  • 1cup Butter
  • 3/4cup sugar
  • 1egg yolk
  • 1tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 2cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (for rolling cookies in)

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

Heat oven to 350°F.

Combine cooled browned butter and sugar in large bowl; beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add egg yolk, vanilla and cardamom; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low. Beat, gradually adding flour, until mixture is no longer crumbly and forms a dough.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies puff and start to turn light golden brown. (Cookies will have cracks in them.)
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.
Recipe Tip
If dough is dry, add 1 to 2 tablespoons milk.
Recipe Tip
Butter can be browned a day ahead and stored in container with tight-fitting lid in refrigerator.
Recipe Tip
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.

More Cookie Recipes!

Chocolate Chunk and Hazelnut Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookie

Lemon Sugar Snaps

Sparkling Toffee Butter Cookies

Pecan Squares

No-Bake Cookies


I’m linking this to Foodie Friday hosted at Designs by Gollum

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Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

Sounds like a fabulous cookie! I love the taste of cardamom too!

November 6, 2009 at 3:18 PM  
Blogger Lo said...

OK -- normally I'd be objecting to anything that reminiscent of Christmas at this time of the year... but these look positively fabulous. Browned butter... YUM.

November 6, 2009 at 3:25 PM  
Anonymous Megan said...

I'm intrigued by the browned butter - I've heard rave reviews about it so I guess it's time to try it!

November 6, 2009 at 3:55 PM  
Anonymous Nutmeg Nanny said...

Mmmm brown butter and cardamom...delicious!

November 6, 2009 at 3:55 PM  
Blogger Jennie said...

Cardamom is so under-used! And I love it, I can't wait to try these! I think I'll make some tomorrow :) Thank you!

November 6, 2009 at 4:44 PM  
Blogger Ingrid_3Bs said...

This sounds delightful! I've recent discovered that I like cardamom. I'm gonna have to get over my cookie baking block and give these babies a go!

November 6, 2009 at 4:49 PM  
Anonymous Karen said...

Ooooo, looks like another winner. I'm all set to make your World Peace Cookies!

November 6, 2009 at 5:09 PM  
Anonymous Belle | Muse in the Kitchen said...

This looks so festive! I love spiced cookies - can already taste that cardamon!

November 6, 2009 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Well sister these are calling to me too! Cardamom is my all time favorite spice. Are you freezing these for Christmas???

November 6, 2009 at 6:39 PM  
Blogger Katrina said...

I love these buttery cookies, but they are dangerous for me to have around! And darn it, I don't know if I've ever had cardamom, but keep meaning to get some and try it!

November 6, 2009 at 6:51 PM  
Blogger Kerstin said...

I LOVE cardamom in baked goods! These look absolutely fantastic!

November 6, 2009 at 8:33 PM  
Blogger Coleens Recipes said...

VERY Christmas-y looking!! I don't have a clue what cardamom tastes like though. I love seeing new holiday cookie recipes.

November 6, 2009 at 8:34 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Those cookies look awesome! This recipe will be bookmarked for holiday baking!

November 6, 2009 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger Katy ~ said...

You've convinced me. I will be making these. Beautiful presentation!

November 7, 2009 at 4:48 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

Sounds like a wonderfully different recipe. I bet they are a buttery and spicy delight! Very pretty :D

November 7, 2009 at 8:12 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

you know, i don't think i even know what cardamom tastes like, for shame! these look wonderful!

November 7, 2009 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger April said...

I am loving all of these cookies! These look so good!!

November 8, 2009 at 6:30 AM  
Blogger Krista said...

These are great! I love the way you've arranged them on the plate with pinecones and little ornaments! Very festive.

November 8, 2009 at 7:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These sound scrumptious! I love your gorgeous presentation with the pine cones!

November 9, 2009 at 10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those look like Italian cookies that my husband said his grandma used to make!


November 9, 2009 at 11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That looks delicious and absolutely beautiful and tempting as well :)

November 11, 2009 at 8:04 AM  
Blogger Rhandi said...

Browned butter + cardamom = delicious! I always love a unique holiday cookie that sounds good!

November 11, 2009 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger Mimi said...

I love the taste that cardamon imparts. These cookies sound fabulous.

November 11, 2009 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger Trish said...

This recipe sounds more than delish!

November 11, 2009 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

if this is 6 of 12... does that mean it's only 6 weeks till christmas?? GAH!

November 11, 2009 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Simply Life said...

wow those cookies look great!

November 11, 2009 at 4:01 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I love "browned butter" anything and only imagine how delicious it was with cardamon!

November 11, 2009 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

A great cookie for the holidays! They are little snowballs:)

November 13, 2009 at 6:33 AM  
Blogger Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Super great cookie recipe. I love the browned butter flavor in them. They look like little snowballs! Gorgeous.

November 13, 2009 at 11:14 AM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

They look like perfect little pillows!

November 13, 2009 at 11:16 AM  

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