Brown Butter Crinkle Cookies

LAST UPDATED: Aug 31, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Sep 19, 2017 | By: Julie Blanner

Dive into fall with easy Crinkle Cookies with Brown Butter. The comforting flavor of brown butter cookies leaves you with a deeper, richer, heavenly taste you won’t forget.

crinkle cookies on a blue and white plate

Making Crinkle Cookies with brown butter adds a little fall flavor. They’re richer with a hint of nutty flavor that makes them out-of-this world.

They taste and decadent and will instantly become one of your favorite fall cookies!

Brown Butter Crinkle Cookie Ingredients

You just need to grab a few pantry staples to make the best crinkle cookies ever!

  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Powdered Sugar: Sometimes known as confectioners sugar or icing sugar.
 
 

How To Make Crinkle Cookies With Brown Butter

  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat until it turns brown, has a nutty aroma and starts foaming {about 3 minutes}. Allow to cool.  See below for detailed instructions on how to brown butter.
  2. Combine sugars, eggs and vanilla. Gradually integrate the cooled butter. 
  3. Add flour, baking powder and salt, mix until just combined. Refrigerate dough 1+ hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use a cookie scoop or roll into 1″ balls and roll in powdered sugar. 
  5. Bake 10 minutes.

How To Brown Butter

  1. Melt – Start to melt the butter over medium heat
  2. Swirl – Occasionally swirl the pan to ensure the butter is cooking evenly
  3. Remove from Heat – Once the butter transitions to a toasty brown, and gives off a nutty aroma, remove from the heat
  4. Cool

You can watch a video on how to make brown butter here!

You have to take a little taste of the brown butter when you blend it with the sugars – it’s just heavenly. If you’re a cookie dough lover, you’re going to want to set some aside for snacking!

Browned butter in a pan

What Are Crinkle Cookies?

Crinkle cookies are a quintessential Christmas cookie! If you have a cookie exchange in your near future, these will be a hit for sure! Often they are made with chocolate, but I love the simplicity of these. They are perfectly soft, tender and chewy, everything you need from a cookie!

The Perfect Crinkle Cookies

My philosophy is that brown butter makes everything better. If you haven’t tried it, these brown butter Crinkle Cookies are the perfect excuse.

Brown butter gives cookies {and every other dish} a deeper flavor. Plus, it’s like potpourri for your kitchen. It fills it with the most beautiful nutty aroma as the butter browns.

I promise this step takes just a few minutes and is worth every second. Plus, you don’t have to soften the butter, and I rarely if ever plan ahead enough to allow it to soften on the countertop. Sold? Good.

To Store

Room Temperature – Let your baked cookies cool to room temperature and keep them in an airtight container at room temperature, they will be good for 2 to 3 days. Don’t refrigerate them or they will harden quickly. Lots of people swear by putting a slice of bread in with the cookies, and that keeps them softer for longer.

Crinkle cookies on a serving plate

Tips

  • Let the browned butter cool before adding it to the other ingredients – so you don’t scramble the eggs!
  • Allow an hour to chill the dough.
  • Bake cookies in a pre-heated oven for best results.
  • Make a double batch!
Close up of a pile of crinkle cookies

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More Brown Butter Recipes

Once you try these Crinkle Cookies, you’ll wonder why you ever baked anything without brown butter. Luckily for you, I have a plethora of brown butter recipes for you to try this fall!

the classic crinkle cookie recipe with brown butter

Crinkle Cookies

Julie Blanner
Dive into fall with easy Crinkle Cookies. The comforting flavor of brown butter cookies leaves you with a heavenly taste you won’t forget.
4.86 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36
Calories 101 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 11 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoons vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Topping:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar {also known as confectioner’s sugar}

Instructions
 

  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat until it turns brown, has a nutty aroma and starts foaming {about 3 minutes}. Allow to cool. 
  • Combine sugars, eggs and vanilla. Gradually integrate the cooled butter. 
  • Add flour, baking powder and salt, mix until just combined. Refrigerate dough 1+ hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use a cookie scoop or roll into 1″ balls and roll in powdered sugar. 
  • Bake 10 minutes.

Notes

Brown butter gives cookies {and every other dish} a deeper flavor. Plus, it’s like potpourri for your kitchen. It fills it with the most beautiful nutty aroma as the butter browns.

Nutrition

Calories:101kcalCarbohydrates:15gProtein:1gFat:4gSaturated Fat:2gCholesterol:18mgSodium:67mgPotassium:27mgFiber:1gSugar:9gVitamin A:120IUCalcium:10mgIron:1mg
Keywords christmas cookies, cookie exchange, fall, thanksgiving
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