Browned Butter-glazed Macadamia Moons Recipe

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Browned Butter-Glazed Macadamia Moons

Melissa Baldan

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@mellymel74

I was passed on this recipe by a friend in North Carolina. I love making these, although they require a little more work, they are well worth the time!


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Ingredients

COOKIE

1 c
butter, softened
2/3 c
granulated sugar
3/4 tsp
ground ginger
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
2-1/4 c
all purpose flour
1 c
macadamia nuts, fine chopped

GLAZE

1/4 c
butter
2 c
powdered sugar
1/4 tsp
ground ginger
2-3 Tbsp
milk, whole

TOPPING

1/2 c
macadamia nuts, fine chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

1
COOKIE: Mix together 1 cup butter with an on medium-high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, the 3/4 teaspoon ginger, and the vanilla. Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Mix in remaining flour and the 1 cup nuts by hand.
2
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Shape the moons by rolling each ball into a small log. Bend into a moon shape and place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 11 minutes at 350 or until set but not browned. Cool on a wire rack.
3
GLAZE:
In a small saucepan heat butter until melted on medium heat. Keeping the butter at medium cook stirring constantly for about 7 minutes. the butter will bubble and turn golden. remove from heat and let cool slightly.
4
in small bowl, combine brown butter, powder sugar and 1/4 teaspoon ginger. Stir in just enough milk to make a glaze that can spread (not too thick or thin). Once cookies are completely cooled, spread over cookies and sprinkle with the remaining nuts.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies