Brown Butter Spice Crinkle Cookies

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Brown Butter Spice Crinkle Cookies

Makes about 3 dozen cookies
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 8 to 10 minutes

1-1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup brown butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 eggs
2-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. 

2. Beat brown sugar, butter, vanilla and 1 teaspoon cinnamon until creamy. Add eggs and continue to beat another 30 to 45 seconds. Gradually incorporate flour, baking powder and salt until combined.

3. (Ok, now, this step is optional, but highly recommended.) Chill your cookie dough in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before scooping and baking.

4. Meanwhile, combine confectioners’ sugar, the remaining cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. After a stint in the fridge, working in batches, use a small ice cream scoop (one of those fancy spring-action ones, if you have it. If not, a tablespoon is just fine.) to portion out a baking sheets’ worth of cookies, about 12 depending on the size of your baking sheet. Roll each dough ball in the confectioners’ sugar, generously coating all sides. Place cookies on the sheet about 1-1/2 inches apart. 

4. Bake cookies for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on the sheet for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack.