Browned Butter Cream Sandwich Cookies
Cream Sandwich Cookie Recipes

Browned Butter Cream Sandwich Cookies

Sandwich cookies that use a browned butter filling to give them a wonderful and unique flavor that complements the pecans perfectly.

1 hr
04 hrs 35 min



1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs (yolks only)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/3 cup finely chopped pecans

1/4 teaspoon salt


1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

2 cups powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2 to 3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Half & Half


 *Substitute whipping cream.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine 1 cup butter and brown sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg yolks and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, pecans and salt; beat at low speed until dough forms a ball.

  2. STEP 2

    Divide dough in half; shape each half into 10-inch long log (about 1 1/2 inches in diameter). Wrap each log tightly in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.

  3. STEP 3

  4. STEP 4

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  5. STEP 5

    Cut each log into 1/8-inch slices with sharp knife; place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

  6. STEP 6

    Melt 1/4 cup butter in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 5-6 minutes or until butter just starts to brown. (Butter will bubble and foam. Watch closely.) Immediately remove from heat. Cool 5 minutes.

  7. STEP 7

    Stir in powdered sugar, vanilla and enough half & half for desired spreading consistency.

  8. STEP 8

    Spread 1 level teaspoon filling on bottom-side of 1 cookie; top with second cookie, bottom-side down. Squeeze together gently. Repeat with remaining cookies.

Tip #1

- If dough is too crumbly to easily form a log, add 1 tablespoon of very soft butter. Continue beating until dough forms a ball.

Tip #2

- Rather than making sandwich cookies simply frost each cookie with about 1/2 teaspoon filling mixture.


7Fat (mg)
25Cholesterol (mg)
70Sodium (mg)
15Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


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  September 01, 2017

I made these for a family picnic and they were a HUGE hit, people could not stop raving about them! I bake a lot and was told these were the best things I've ever made Tip: turn the log of dough in the fridge a quarter turn every 10 minutes or so until hard to help keep the round shape.

— says Rebecca
  September 19, 2013

This was a delicious cookie recipe. I was short on time, and did not do the log/slice; instead, I used a small cookie scoop and rolled the cookie dough into balls, then flattened them with a glass dipped in confedtioner's sugar. The edges did not look as neat but they still tasted delicious. The browned butter frosting is fantastic...but even eating the cookies plain, is a pleasure. They remind me of Pecan Sandies, only about 100 times better of course :) I've had this recipe printed and in my file for a long time and I am so glad I finally tried it!

— says Holly
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