Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Brown Butter Funfetti Sugar Cookies

Ever since I made these Brown Butter Snickerdoodles I was hooked. I mean, how amaze is brown butter? Its nutty and rich and jazzes up plain old boring butter... Not that I have anything against regular butter but it's just there. All smug acting like, "pf, your cookies would be nothing without me". Cocky little bugger...

But I think it might be jealous of its snazzier French cousin... And don't judge my thoughts of brown butter being French. I just think it is... Seriously, don't judge.

Anyways, let's make some cookies! These cookies are great... Nutty from the brown butter, crunchy and sugary from the dough and sprinkles! YUM.

You will need:
1/3 cup vegetable shortening
1/3 cup unsalted brown butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons sprinkles

In a medium sauce pan, slice your 1/3 cup of butter and place over medium heat. Stir with a spoon until it melts completely. Watch the butter carefully, stirring continuously, until the butter starts to foam and turns dark yellow in color. Remove from heat, pour into a separate bowl and allow it to cool completely.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
When butter is cool add it to your stand mixer along with the shortening and sugar. Mix on medium speed until blended and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix. Add in all of the dry ingredients (flour, powder, and salt) and mix just until combined.
Stir in the 3 Tablespoons of sprinkles.
Scoop about 2 Tablespoons worth of dough into a ball and drop onto your prepared cookie sheet, flatten slightly.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until puffed and the slightly golden. Remove from heat and transfer to a cookie sheet to cool completely.

Enjoy this fun take on sugar cookies!

*recipe adapted from Baking with Blondie

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