Browned Butter Cookies

We have made these cookies several times but somehow have never posted the recipe. These Browned Butter Cookies are chewy, buttery, nutty, and rich. They are also very addictive.

Ingredients: 2 cups butter
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup chopped pecans
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
5-6 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup hot water

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Heat butter over medium heat for about 10 minutes, until it turns nut brown in color. The foaming and bubbling is part of the browning process, but watch it carefully so that you don't burn the butter. Remove from heat, and cool slightly. Reserve 1/2 cup of the butter for the frosting. 2. Pour remaining browned butter into a large mixing bowl. Beat browned butter with brown sugar until the butter is no longer hot. Mix in eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Beat thoroughly. Mix in flour and chopped pecans. 4. Drop tablespoons of dough onto ungreased baking sheets. 5. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until light brown around the edges. Allow cookies to cool on wire racks. 6. In a medium bowl, mix the reserved 1/2 cup browned butter with 2 teaspoons vanilla, confectioners' sugar, and hot water. Beat until smooth, and use to frost cooled cookies.


  1. wow do they look good - might have to give these a go

  2. They look super yummy. Happy New Years.

  3. These sound delicious! I have a few more days of indulging before I reel it in :)

    Happy New Year! xoxo

  4. Oh goodness, these look delicious!!

  5. I love browned butter ever since I tried it in cookies myself. Your cookies must have been bursting with yumminess. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I'd love it if you'd stop by and link your cookies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/12/sweets-for-saturday-50.html


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