the classic crinkle cookie recipe with brown butter

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
Author Julie Blanner


  • 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


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


  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.