Today’s post is the very last Christmas cookie recipe I will be sharing for 2018. How did this month go so fast? I cant believe Christmas is in just a few days. If you still haven’t checked out week one through three of this series click here, here and here.
Today’s recipe is a variation on shortbread cookies. I know people think they are dry and tasteless, so I’ve added brown butter and brown sugar for a deeper flavour. I also added a delicious maple glaze to make then ever more flavourful.
These cookies are great because you probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry. These are also a slice and bake cookie so there isn’t any rolling and cutting out shapes to do. Slice and bake cookies are so simple to make.
So if you’re up for some more Christmas baking give these or any of the other recipes in this series a try. This is my last recipe post before Christmas, so I hope you have enjoyed all the festive holiday content over the past few months as much as I’ve enjoyed sharing it. Merry Christmas!
Brown Butter Shortbread with Maple Glaze
Yields: 24 cookies
- 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 1/4 Cup Unsalted Butter
- 2/3 Cup Brown Sugar
- 2/3 Cup White Sugar
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 Cup Confectioners sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Real Maple Syrup
- 1 Tablespoon Half and Half
- Optional: Raw Turbinado Sugar
Melt butter over medium heat in a light coloured skillet. Swirl the pan occasionally. Cook until butter browns and has a nutty aroma, 2-3 minutes. pour butter into a bowl and place in the fridge to solidify for about 30 minutes. The brown butter should have a similar texture to softened butter.
Whisk flour and salt together set aside.
In a stand mixer beat the cooled brown butter on high until creamy and smooth. Add white sugar, brown sugar and vanilla, cream until smooth. Add dry ingredients to the mixer and beat on low until just combined.
Form dough into two 8 inch logs. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 1-2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 350°F, line baking sheets with parchment and set aside.
Roll the logs of dough in turbinado sugar and slice each log into 12 equal sized pieces. Place cookies on lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake cookies for 12-14 minutes. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
In a small bowl combine confectioner sugar, maple syrup and half and half. Drizzle glaze over cooled cookies. Place in the fridge to set.
Adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction.
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