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Brown Butter Sugar Cookies

Brown butter takes a fun twist on a traditional sugar cookie by providing a nutty flavor that balances the sweetness of the cookie.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Refrigerate Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 27 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 4 dozen cookies


  • Rolling Pin
  • cookie cutters
  • mixer


  • 1 ¼ cup brown butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoon sparkling sugar optional


  • Cream together butter and sugar for 3-5 minutes until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Add remaining ingredients until just combined. Place in an air-tight container and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350F. On a floured surface, roll out dough until ¼" thick. Using cookie cutter, cut out cookies. Place on lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with sparkling sugar and bake for 12-15 minutes.
  • For best texture, store in air-tight container overnight.
Keyword brown butter, brown butter cookies, cookies, cut out, sugar cookies
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