Brown Butter Pecan Cookie Recipe
12 ounce unsalted butter, split in half
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups flour
1/4 cup pecan meal
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
garnish: granulated sugar for tops
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small fry pan, add 6 ounces of butter on low melt and cook until slightly brown and have nutty aroma. Set aside
In a heavy duty mixer add the sugar and rest of the butter and beat until light and fluffy around 3 minutes.
Add the brown butter and combine. Next add the vanilla, flour, pecan meal and sea salt. Blend together. Wrap in wax paper and chill for 15 minutes.
Roll out on a lightly floured board and cut with a 2 inch fluted edge cookie cutter. Place cookies on parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Make fork indentations in the middle. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool on wire racks.
+claudia lamascolo Author