Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Brown Butter Cinnamon Crinkle Cookies

Brown Butter Cinnamon Crinkle Cookies
In yesterday's tea I had these delectable little cookies that would be great for a Christmas cookie swap and they would also mail great for a gift.  

Brown Butter Cinnamon Crinkle Cookies
The recipe came from my new favorite cookbook by Jennifer McHenry which has lots of great recipes to go with tea or coffee.

Brown Butter Cinnamon Crinkle cookies

10 tablespoons (141 g) unsalted butter, sliced
2 1/2 cups (300 g) unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon (5 g) baking powder
1 teaspoon ( 2.5 g) ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar
1/4 cup (50 g) firmly packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
1/2 cup (60 g) pecans, chopped
1/4 cup ( 28 g) confectioners' sugar

Place the butter in a medium, heavy saucepan.  Cook over medium-low heat until the butter melts and begins to foam, about 3 minutes.  Continue to cook, whisking occasionally, just until brown specks begin to form at the bottom of the pan and the butter has a nutty aroma.  This should take only 2 to 3 minutes.  Remove the pan from the heat and whisk lightly for about 30 seconds.  Transfer the butter to a large mixing bowl and allow it to cool slightly.  
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
Add the granulated sugar and brown sugar to the cooled butter.  Use an electric mixer on medium speed to mix thoroughly.  Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing just until combined.  Mix in the vanilla.
Reduce the mixer speed to low.  Gradually add the flour mixture, mixing just until combined.  Stir in the pecans. Cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerate the dough for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350°F ( 180°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.  
Place the confectioners' sugar in a shallow bowl.  Divide the dough into 1-tablespoon (15 g) portions.  Roll the dough into balls and then roll each portion in the confectioners' sugar, coating thoroughly.  Place on the prepared pans, leaving about 2 inches between cookies.  
Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly browned and set.  Then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
Makes: 36 cookies
Brown Butter Cinnamon Crinkle Cookies
I really enjoyed this cookbook so much so that I shared the maximum three recipes from it for you to try out too! 



I will link this to:
Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm
Homemaking Linkup at Hope In Every Season 
Tickle My Taste Buds Tuesdays at Lori's Culinary Creations
Weekend Retreat Linky Party at AKA Design and Life
Foodie Friends Friday at Walking on Sunshine
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Fridays
Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen  
Sunday's Down Under at Natasha in Oz   
What to Do Weekends at Shoestring Elegance
Idea Box Thursday at Mila's Little Things
Five Star Frugal at A Tray of Bliss
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Share your Style Thursday at Northern Nesting  
Best of the Weekend Party at Mrs. Toody Goo Shoes


Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

I pinned these before I even read one word of the post - they are my kind of cookie! Once I read the ingredients, it was a done deal! I may have to check out that cookbook. I'd love for you to share these at Best Of The Weekend, Friday nights at 8pm! Can't wait to make these!

Our Hopeful Home said...

These look and sound amazing! I can almost smell them baking in the oven! Cinnamon is such a fall smell, and I always associate it with good things since fall is my favorite time of year. Right now my favorite tea is Vanilla with salted caramel, yum! Mixing it with cookies like these just makes it all the more yummy!:)

Maarit said...

It is the book and the tea and the cookies and the calmness... Looks so nice!

Alexis @ Chemistry Cachet said...

These looks wonderful! Perfect little holiday cookies :)

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your tea and the cookies look so pretty, Sherry! I must look into this cookbook. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us, as I know I'd love it with a cup of tea.

janice15 said...

Going to make these for our next tea party me and my grand children I was looking for something new. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. Happy Thursday with love Janice

Kim Lange | The Baking ChocolaTess said...

These look so awesome for the holidays! Pinning such pretty cookies! Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

These sound wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

Lou Lou Girls said...

This is perfect! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we get to see your fabulous new creations. The party goes until Friday at 7 pm. Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

The name alone makes me want to eat them. lol! Look super yummy Sherry. Thanks for sharing with SYC.