How to Bake Browned Butter and Brown Sugar Cookies

by Sherry Williams

These cookies are SO good. I honestly am so glad I made them despite my diet. They are so delicious, they taste like toffee/browned butter/caramel-y/awesomeness.


  • 1 ¾ Cups Brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 ¼ Cups Flour
  • ¼ Teaspoons Baking powder
  • ½ Teaspoons Baking soda
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 14 Tablespoons Salted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla extract
  • 4 Tablespoons White sugar and brown sugar mix (optional)
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Gather your supplies and preheat the oven to 350F . The measurements are listed in the supplies drop down menu for all you new snapguiders!

    Step 2

    Start by placing your butter in a sauce pan to melt on medium heat. We are going to brown the butter and make it 10 times better then regular tasting butter. Do this right! it makes the recipe

    Step 3

    The butter has melted, now we shall wait. Watch closely because it can go from brown to burnt quick! Gently stir occasionally.

    Step 4

    Keep on stirring until it turns amber and smells fragrant and nutty. It will sort of look like beer here, Belhaven to be exact. This is what you want it to look like.

    Step 5

    Transfer it into a bowl and let cool slightly.

    Step 6

    Now add your brown sugar! These two are gonna mix so well and it will start to smell really really good. Mix well!

    Step 7

    Now add your egg and yolk. Mix well.

    Step 8

    Add your baking soda, baking powder and vanilla. I used vanilla bean paste for extra awesomeness.

    Step 9

    Add your flour and mix until combined.

    Step 10

    I used my hands a bit to make sure everything was incorporated.

    Step 11

    Now roll that cookie dough into a 1 inch ball. This is optional, but I sprinkled some white sugar and brown sugar on top to make it pretty.

    Step 12

    Place about 1 and 1/2 inch apart and bake at 350 degrees for 9 minutes for a chewey cookie after it cools, or 10 minutes for a firmer cookie with a slight chewey centre. I like 9 minutes better.

    Step 13

    Let your cookies lightly cool before moving them onto a cooling rack.

    Step 14

    Leaning tower of cookies.

    Step 15

    Try not to eat them all. I ate three so far..... I topped some with a pecan because who doesn't like a cookie with nuts! Next time I'll add pecans throughout to balance the sweetness of these babies.

    Step 16

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