These browned butter sugar cookies are my new favorite cookie recipe. They are full of toasty buttery flavor with a lightly crisp exterior from the caramelized sugar exterior and a soft and chewy center.
Baking is a timeless art, and sometimes, a small tweak to a classic recipe can result in an extraordinary creation.
In the world of cookies, browned butter sugar cookies are the perfect example of how a simple change can elevate a beloved treat to new heights.
In this blog post, we’ll explore the delightful world of browned butter sugar cookies, learning what sets them apart and how to make them from scratch.
Get ready to embark on a flavorful journey that will leave your taste buds craving for more!
The Magic of Browned Butter:
Before we dive into the recipe, let’s talk about what makes browned butter so special.
Browning butter involves heating it until the water content evaporates, and the milk solids turn golden brown.
This process intensifies the butter’s nutty aroma and imparts a rich, caramel-like flavor. It’s this unique taste that takes sugar cookies from ordinary to extraordinary.
You want to make sure you do not burn the butter. Cook the butter on medium low heat until the foam on the top starts to turn a golden brown color and you can smell a nutty smell.
Ingredients For Browned Butter Sugar Cookies:
To create your batch of delectable browned butter sugar cookies, you’ll need the following ingredients:
Butter: You want to use a really good quality butter. I use the Kerrygold salted butter. Or you can also use an unsalted butter.
Brown Sugar: We increased the quantity of brown sugar to granulated sugar for a richer, deeper flavor.
Granulated Sugar: Regular granulated sugar.
Eggs: Use room temperature eggs.
Vanilla Bean Paste: You can also use vanilla extract if you don’t have vanilla bean paste on hand. But if you can use vanilla bean paste it really adds a delicious vanilla flavor.
Baking Soda: Used for leavening.
Baking Powder: Used for leavening.
Salt: Use kosher salt or real salt.
All Purpose Flour: I like to use unbleached all purpose flour.
How To Make Browned Butter Sugar Cookies:
Browning the Butter:
Begin by melting the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Keep a close eye on it as it transforms into a beautiful golden brown color and emits a heavenly nutty scent. Remove from heat and allow it to cool slightly.
Creaming the Sugars:
In a mixing bowl, combine the browned butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Cream them together until the mixture is combined.
Adding Eggs and Vanilla:
Beat in the eggs, followed by the vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add this dry mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing until a soft dough forms.
Chilling the Dough:
Cover the dough and refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes. This step allows the flavors to meld and the dough to firm up.
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Scoop out portions of dough and roll them into balls.
Roll the dough balls into 1/4 cup granulated sugar. Place them on baking sheets with parchment paper, leaving enough space for spreading.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges turn golden brown.
Cool on the baking sheet and enjoy!
The result? A batch of browned butter sugar cookies that’s simply irresistible!
These cookies boast a deep, nutty flavor with hints of caramel, making them a unique and unforgettable treat.
They strike a perfect balance between crispy edges and a soft, chewy center, making them a hit with cookie enthusiasts of all ages.
Browned butter sugar cookies are a delightful twist on a classic favorite.
With their rich, nutty flavor and perfect texture, they’re sure to become a staple in your baking repertoire.
Try making a batch today and experience the magic of browned butter in every bite. Your taste buds will thank you!
So, there you have it—a delicious journey into the world of browned butter sugar cookies.
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Browned Butter Sugar Cookie Recipe:
These delicious browned butter sugar cookies are the perfect recipe to make when you are craving cookies.
- 1 cup Kerrygold butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar plus 1/2 cup for coating
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste or extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Begin by melting the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Keep a close eye on it as it transforms into a beautiful golden brown color and emits a heavenly nutty scent.
- Remove from heat and allow it to cool slightly.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the browned butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Cream them together until the mixture is light and fluffy.
- Beat in the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Gradually add this dry mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing until a soft dough forms.
- Cover the dough and refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes. This step allows the flavors to meld and the dough to firm up.
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Scoop out portions of dough and roll them into balls.
- Place the remaining 1/2 cup sugar into a small bowl. Roll the cookies into sugar.
- Place them on a baking sheet, leaving enough space for spreading.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges turn golden brown.
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