Browned Butter Cookies with Caramel Frosting

Here's one of those cookies that is enjoyed many ways--frosting first or nibbled all around. One things is certain: Everyone loves them!

  • Prep Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 48

Ingredients

Cookies

1
cup butter (do not use margarine)
2
cups packed brown sugar
1/2
cup milk
2
eggs
3 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt

Caramel Frosting

1/2
cup butter or margarine
1
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup milk
2
cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. In 2-quart heavy saucepan, melt 1 cup butter over medium heat. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until butter is light brown. Cool at least 10 minutes.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix browned butter, 2 cups brown sugar, 1/2 cup milk and the eggs with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake cookies 9 to 11 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched in center. Cool 1 to 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter over medium heat. Stir in 1 cup brown sugar. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Stir in 1/4 cup milk. Heat to boiling; remove from heat. Cool to lukewarm, about 30 minutes. Gradually stir in powdered sugar. Spread Caramel Frosting on cookies.

Expert Tips

One tub Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy dulce de leche (caramel) frosing can be substituted for the Caramel Frosting.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
55),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
85mg
85%;
Total Carbohydrate
26g
26%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.