Brown Butter Cookies Recipe

Brown Butter Cookies Recipe

Prep Time


Cook Time

20 minutes


Brown Butter Cookies Recipe

Brown Butter Cookies Recipe – Brown Butter Cookies are a miracle of chemistry: You have used all these ingredients to make cookies before, but melting and browning the butter prior to incorporating it brings out a whole different spectrum of complexity. Vanilla sugar ensures that the irresistible aroma wafts to every corner of the house once they are in the oven.

This recipe is part of the Virtual Cookie Exchange, courtesy of Baker’s Bench and


  • 1 cup butter (I used salted)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar (I used 1 tablespoon fine sugar with 1 teaspoon pure Madagascar vanilla extract added)
  • 2 1/3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Blanched almonds halves or sliced almonds to decorate


  • 1 In a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt butter on low heat, stirring occasionally, until browned. Stir in sugar and vanilla sugar and remove from heat. Let cool.
  • 2 Combine flour and baking powder and beat in cooled butter mixture to form a smooth dough.
  • 3 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Roll small balls of dough into balls about 1 inch in diameter.
  • 4 Place dough balls about an inch apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Press each ball of dough down using the tines of a fork. Top with half of a blanched almond or an almond slice. Bake at 325 degrees F for 20 minutes, or until edges just start to turn golden. Remove from baking sheet after 1 minutes and let cool on wire racks.


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