Tuesday, November 30, 2010

By popular demand.....

Well, at least one blogger and lots of friends. :-)

This is the recipe for one of my family's favorite Christmas treats.  There are cookie wars ever year over them, like serious threats made and everything.  We've had that at Christmas for as long as I can remember and Great Aunt Thelma passed the baking torch to me.  I made them early this year and surprised the family at Tday since I'm getting ready to blow this joint for the holidays.

I would love to post a picture but we ate them all.  Not a good idea when you want to stay fitting in the formal gown you need to wear in the next couple of weeks! *oopsie*   Envision little frosted toasty light brown balls of sugary buttery frosting goodness.

Without further adieu.....

Brown Sugar Butter Cookies

A single batch of cookies w/ double batch of frosting (that's the rules!) is a lot of cookies.  For a quick batch we do a 1/2 batch cookies and single of the frosting.

2C Butter
2C Brown Sugar
8T Milk
1t vanilla
6C flour
2t salt

Preheat oven 375

Sift flour and salt
In a separate bowl work butter until soft add sugar  and mix until smooth
Add vanilla and dry mixture... mix thoroughly
Add milk & mix

Scoop aprox 1T of dough and roll into a ball, place on cookie sheet aprox 2" apart.  I pat each cookie to slightly flatten (they cook more evenly IMHO).

Bake for 11-13 minutes - cookies should appear dry
Move to a rack to cool

Brown Butter Icing
1/2 C butter
2C powdered sugar
1/2t vanilla
2-3T boiling water

Brown butter in a sauce pan until light brown
pour over brown sugar & mix
Add vanilla and boiling water mix until smooth
If the frosting starts to set, add a little boiling water to soften

Frost and enjoy!


Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Oh those sound so good!!!

The Mrs. said...

linked it up for you! thanks so much for posting them, they are SO DELICIOUS.

McDancer said...

These sound like something the husband would LOVE. Thanks for sharing!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Oh yum! thanks for sharing! I can't wait to try baking this over the weekend. happy 2011!