Sunday, January 19, 2014

Buttermilk Oatmeal Cookies with Browned Buttercream Icing


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I made cookies today for Billy to take home with him.  I love anything covered with Browned Buttercream Icing.  The smell is heavenly when I am browning the butter on the stove.  I just have to make sure I do not burn it because there is a big difference in the smell of browned butter and butter that is burning.

In this picture you can see the little flakes of browned butter.  While browning the butter it starts to get a little gritty so make sure you include the little pieces of grit into your icing, as it is the best part.

Billy and his roommate came home this weekend to go to the Detroit Auto Show with Bill.  They also went
snowmobiling last night as we have gotten several inches of snow over the last couple of days.  On Friday the weatherman was calling for less than an inch of snow here in Clark County, well they were wrong and we ended up with 4 inches.  Last evening it started snowing again.  I think the snow is going to hang around awhile here as it is suppose to get really cold again this week.  I hate the below zero temps!

The Buttermilk Oatmeal Cookies are a little dry if you eat them plain.  But with the icing they are really scrumptious. I think they would be really good to have with your favorite cup of coffee.  If you added raisins to the cookie dough I bet they would be moister.  I just am not a raisin fan.

Buttermilk Oatmeal Cookies with Browned Buttercream Icing  

1 C sugar
1/2 C butter
1 egg
3/4 C buttermilk
1 t soda
1/2 t salt
1 t vanilla
1 t cinnamon
1 1/2 C flour
2 C Oatmeal

1/2 C butter, softened
1/2 C browned butter
4 C powdered sugar
2 t vanilla
3T whipping cream

to make the cookies: Cream the sugar and butter until smooth.  Add buttermilk, vanilla, egg, soda, salt, and cinnamon, mixing well.  Add the flour and oatmeal and mix until well combined.  Scoop dough out onto greased or parchment paper covered baking sheets.  Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes, cooling on cookie sheets for 1 minute before removing to cooling racks.  Cool the cookies then ice.

to make the icing: Put 1/2 C butter in a small sauce pan and cook over med/high heat.  Cook stirring the butter until it gets a nice brown color with little specks of brown butter in the bottom of the pan.  Make sure to keep an eye on it as it can burn very easily while browning.

After browning the butter, let it cool off so it is not hot.  Then add the browned butter and softened butter to a mixing bowl and mix until well combined.  Next add the powdered sugar mix until crumbly.  While the mixer is running add the vanilla and whipping cream and continue to mix until the icing forms.  If it is too wet you can add more powdered sugar, too dry add a little more whipping cream.

I iced my cookies using Wilton Icing tip 1M.  I start in the center and swirl the icing around in a circle until I reach the outside edge of the cookie.  You can also just spread icing on top of the cookie using a knife.

I am sharing this recipe over at Saturday Night Fever, click HERE to go visit this awesome party to see some amazing recipes.