Brown Butter Maple Nutmeg Cookies Recipe - Food Fanatic

Brown Butter Maple Nutmeg Cookies Recipe

    30 Servings


For the Cookies:
  • 1 1/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Maple Extract
  • 3/4 cup Walnuts, chopped
  • 3/4 cup Raisins
For the Frosting:
  • 2 tablespoons Milk
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Maple Extract
  • 1 3/4 cups Powdered Sugar, sifted


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  3. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook the butter, stirring constantly, until golden brown, about 8-10 minutes. Immediately remove butter from heat and pour into the bowl of a stand mixer or large bowl. Allow the butter to cool for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Add brown sugar and granulated sugar to brown butter and mix with a stand or handheld electric mixer on medium speed for 2-3 minutes or until fully combined and creamy in texture.
  5. Add egg and 1 teaspoon maple flavoring; beat on low speed until well combined.
  6. Gradually add in flour mixture and mix until a soft dough forms. Stir in walnuts and raisins.
  7. Drop dough by rounded measuring tablespoons onto prepared baking sheets, 1 inch apart. Bake in preheated oven 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are light brown. Allow cookies to cool on cookie sheets for a few minutes before placing them on a cooling rack to cool completely.
  8. Once cookies are cool, prepare the frosting: In medium bowl, combine milk, 2 tablespoons butter, vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring and 1/4 cup powdered sugar.
  9. Beat on low speed with an electric mixer until smooth.
  10. Slowly add in 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar until blended.
  11. Spread frosting onto the top of each cookie using an offset spatula.
  12. Store in an airtight container. 
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