Soft Brown Sugar Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting

I remember my mom making a browned butter frosting when I was growing up.  This frosting has a deliciously unique flavor and sits on top of a soft, cakey brown sugar cookie.  Just for fun, I split the cookie dough into thirds and added a different nut to each third, pecans, walnuts, and macadamia nuts.  These are pretty little cookies, a good old fashioned recipe!

Soft Brown Sugar Cookies:
2/3 cup butter, softened
1½ cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2½ cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 350°.  Cream butter and brown sugar.  Add eggs, one at a time, blend well.  Add vanilla, beat until light.  In separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with sour cream, mix well.  Add chopped nuts, if desired.  Drop by scoopfuls onto Silpat lined perforated sheet or lightly sprayed baking sheet.  Bake for 8-9 minutes.  Remove to wire rack and cool completely.  Frost with Browned Butter Frosting.

Browned Butter Frosting:
1/4 cup butter
2½ cups powdered sugar
3 Tbl Milk

Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat until it turns golden.  Watch carefully, this will happen quickly.  Remove from heat, stir in powdered sugar and enough milk to make a spreading consistency.  As you are frosting cookies, if frosting sets up, microwave for a couple seconds to soften it again for a spreading consistency.

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