Cap'n Jerry's Browned Butter Cookies
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
1 hr 40 min


1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

3/4 cup sugar

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 cups all-purpose flour


Decorator sugars

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Melt 1 cup butter over medium-high heat in heavy 2-quart saucepan. Continue cooking, watching closely, 3-5 minutes or until butter foams and just turns a delicate golden color. Immediately remove from heat. Refrigerate 30 minutes.

  2. STEP 2

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine browned butter, sugar, egg and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add flour; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  4. STEP 4

    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 12-15 minutes or until light golden brown. Let stand 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

Tip #1

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.).


5Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
45Sodium (mg)
8Carbohydrates (g)
<1Dietary Fiber
<1Protein (g)


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  December 26, 2008

Best cookies I have EVER made!

— says Debora
  September 11, 2008

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

— says Leona
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