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browned butter-glazed macadamia moons

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Recipe by
Melissa Baldan
San Diego, CA

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 For browned butter-glazed macadamia moons

  • 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
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    milk, whole
  • 1/2 c
    macadamia nuts, fine chopped

How To Make browned butter-glazed macadamia moons

  • 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.

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