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Browned Butter Spice Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

about 2 dozen

If you like spice cake, you’ll love this recipe! Browned butter, dark chocolate and a splash of rum produce an unconventional spice cookie that’s guaranteed to please. —Kristin Kenney, Newport Beach, California
Browned Butter Spice Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon spiced rum
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Place butter in a small heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat until golden brown, 5-7 minutes; cool slightly.
  2. Beat brown sugar and browned butter in a large bowl until blended. Beat in egg, then rum. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, ginger and nutmeg; gradually add to brown sugar mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° until bottoms are lightly browned, 10-12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
To make ahead: Dough can be made 2 days in advance. Baked cookies can be stored for 1 week in an airtight container at room temperature or frozen for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 111 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 54mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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