Crinkle Cookies {with Brown Butter} | Julie Blanner

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  • 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

    Hello! Welcome to Day 2 of Fall Cookie Week! It’s safe to say everything is more fun with friends and I’m elated to be joining Michael again this year.

    Michael baked the most decadent cookie of all, which I’m adding to my weekend baking list – Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies! Don’t they look dreamy? Stop by, say hi and get the recipe here!

    Sandwich cookies on a white plate

    fall cookie week

    Easy Crinkle Cookies with Brown Butter

    I’m so excited to see you again because today I’m sharing Crinkle Cookies  with Brown Butter and since there’s nothing but a few crumbs left, I’m sharing the recipe so you can enjoy your own at home!

    What You Will Need To Make Brown Butter Crinkle Cookies

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

    • Butter
    • Sugar
    • Brown Sugar
    • Eggs: As fresh as you can and preferably free run / oragnic.
    • Vanilla extract: Pure rather than imitation if you can.
    • 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.Dry ingredients in a stand mixer

    How To Brown Butter

    • Start to melt the butter over medium heat
    • Occasionally swirl the pan to ensure the butter is cooking evenly
    • Once the butter transitions to a toasty brown, and gives off a nutty aroma, remove from the heat
    • Set aside and let 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.

    How Long Do These Cookies Keep?

    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

    Top Tips To Make These Brown Butter Crinkle Cookies

    • Let the browned butter cool before adding it to the other ingredients – you don’t want to cook your eggs!
    • Allow and hour to chill the dough.
    • Bake the cookies in a pre-heated oven.
    • Make a double batch!

    Close up of a pile of crinkle cookies

    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!

    If you try this crinkle cookie recipe, please come back to share using my 5 star rating in the comments below! Not only do I appreciate it, but I know readers do, too! For more easy recipes and simple living ideas, subscribe to my newsletter!

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    Crinkle Cookies

    Dive into fall with easy Crinkle Cookies. The comforting flavor of brown butter cookies leaves you with a heavenly taste you won't forget.
    Course Dessert
    Keyword christmas cookies, cookie exchange, fall, thanksgiving
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 20 minutes
    Servings 36

    Ingredients

    • 11 Tbsp butter
    • 1 c sugar
    • 1/4 c brown sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 Tbsp vanilla
    • 2 1/2 c flour
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp salt

    Topping:

    • 1/2 c powdered sugar {also known as confectioner's sugar}

    Instructions

    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. 
    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.

    Recipe 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.

     

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