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butter cookies made with brown butter

Brown Butter Cookies

Author: Alisha R
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brown butter cookie recipe, cookie recipes to try, how to make brown butter, how to make butter cookies
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Baking time: 25 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Calories: 2055kcal
Adjust Servings Here: 12 cookies


  • 120 grams salted butter, room temperature ½ cup
  • 110 grams brown sugar ½ cup
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 tsps cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 190 grams All purpose flour 1 ½ cup
  • 100 grams Dark chocolate, roughly chopped


To make the brown butter

  • Add cubes of butter to a wide pan. Melt on slow flame. It's best to use a white or light colored pan, it helps to notice the color of the butter as it changes
  • Once the butter has melted, increase the heat a little. You will notice a frothy texture on top of the butter. Keep stirring until the butter turns golden brown in color. Once done, switch off the gas and pour the butter in a heat proof bowl and let it come to room temperature

To make the cookie dough

  • In a bowl, combine the all-purpose flour along with the cornstarch, baking powder and baking soda. Mix well. Toss the chopped chocolate chunks in the flour mixture and set this aside
  • In another bowl, add the room temperature brown butter and brown sugar. Whisk well. Once well combined add the egg to it. Continue whisking until the mixture turns creamy. Add the vanilla essence and continue whisking
  • Lastly, add the flour mixture to it and mix well using a spatula to form a dough. Cover this cookie dough with cling wrap and let it refrigerator for 2 hours
  • Then, using an icecream scooper, scoop the cookie mixture onto the palm of your hand and form a ball. Place these cookie balls on a tray lined with parchment paper and bake at 180 degrees C for 20 to 25 mins or until golden brown on th bottom of the cookie. Let it cool for 10 mins once baked, this will yield a crispy biscuit-like texture

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Nutrition Information
Calories: 2055kcal | Carbohydrates: 258g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 103g | Saturated Fat: 63g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 27g | Trans Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 422mg | Sodium: 596mg | Potassium: 443mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 108g | Vitamin A: 3236IU | Calcium: 291mg | Iron: 11mg

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