Browned Butter Cookies Recipe

Cap'n Jerry's Browned Butter Cookies

Nothing can match the unbelievable flavor of browned butter. These cookies are great frosted or unfrosted.

45 min. prep time
3 1/2 dozen cookies
252 Ratings


3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
Decorator sugars


Melt 1 cup butter over medium-high heat in heavy 2-quart saucepan. Continue cooking, watching closely, until butter foams and just turns a delicate golden color (3 to 5 minutes). IMMEDIATELY REMOVE FROM HEAT. Refrigerate 30 minutes.

Heat oven to 350°F. Combine browned butter, sugar, egg and vanilla in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes). Reduce speed to low; add flour. Beat until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes).

Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in decorator sugars, as desired. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten with tines of fork. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Let stand 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely.

TIP: For creative designs try a variety of kitchen utensils to flatten cookies (meat fork, meat mallet, cookie stamps, pastry blender, bottom of patterned glass, etc.).

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 80

Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 45mg

Carbohydrates: 8g

Dietary Fiber: <1g

Protein: <1g

Recipe #12165©2002Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Best cookies I have EVER made!
My 7yo helped me make these and he had a blast. And for them to taste so good afterwards just made his day. :)

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