Brown Butter Cookies

Brown Butter Cookies

Classic sugar cookies are taken to a whole new level when prepared with fragrant and delicious brown butter.
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  • Serves: 18 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    To brown the butter, heat in a large saucepan over medium heat until golden brown, about 5 to 7 minutes (do not burn). 
  3. Step 3

    Remove the brown butter from the heat and place in a large heatproof bowl.
  4. Step 4

    Stir in the brown sugar until well blended.
  5. Step 5

    Whisk in the eggs, one at a time, until incorporated. 
  6. Step 6

    In a large bowl, combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
  7. Step 7

    Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix well to combine.
  8. Step 8

    Divide and shape the dough into 2 logs. Wrap each in waxed paper and refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight. 
  9. Step 9

    When ready to bake, remove the waxed paper and brush the logs with the beaten egg white. Roll the logs in the demerara sugar or sanding sugar. Gently press the sugar into the log to make sure it sticks. 
  10. Step 10

    Slice each log into 3/8-inch rounds.
  11. Step 11

    Transfer the slices to parchment-lined baking sheets. Place 2 inches apart to allow room for spreading. Bake at 350 F just until set, 8 to 10 minutes. 
  12. Step 12

    Cool for 1 minute on the baking sheet before removing to wire racks.
  13. Step 13