Dessert Recipes

Original Brown Butter Refrigerator Cookies

Original Brown Butter Refrigerator CookiesThese tasty, crispy cookies, from Ione Diekfuss of Muskego, Wisconsin, won Country Woman’s first-ever recipe…

Original Brown Butter Refrigerator Cookies

Original Brown Butter Refrigerator Cookies

Ingredients

1 cup butter, cubed 2 cups packed brown sugar 2 large eggs, room temperature 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup finely chopped pecans

Directions

Heat butter in a large saucepan over medium heat until golden brown, about 7-9 minutes (do not burn).

Remove from the heat; stir in brown sugar until blended.

Transfer to a large bowl, cool slightly.

Whisk in 1 egg at a time.

Combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt; gradually add to butter mixture and mix well.

Stir in pecans.

Shape into four 8-in.

rolls; wrap each in waxed paper.

Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.

Cut into 1/4-in.

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slices.

Place 2 in.

apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake at 375° just until set, 5-7 minutes.

Cool for 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks.

Nutrition Facts 1 cookie:

  • 44 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 27mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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