Brown Butter Snickerdoodle

Brown Butter Snickerdoodles cookies are a truly delicious cookie.  Banish boring basic snickerdoodles and amp up the flavor with brown butter and brown sugar to make these a decadent and chewy snickerdoodle!
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Course: Baked Goods/Breads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, snickerdoodle
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
chilling time: 1 hour
Servings: 28 cookies
Calories: 156kcal


  • 1 cup browned butter
  • 1 cups white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F

Make Brown Butter

  • Add butter to a heavy bottomed pan over medium heat.
  • Whisk as the butter melts to keep it melting evenly.
  • Butter will foam up and then subside.  You will notice solid bits fall to the bottom of the pan.
  • The butter will turn brown and smell nutty.  Remove from heat and transfer to a heat safe bowl. Allow to cool slightly before using in cookies.

Make Brown Butter Snickerdoodles

  • Cream together butter, 1 cup white sugar, ½ cup brown sugar. Scrape down sides of the bowl as needed until butter and sugar are well mixed.
  • Add eggs and vanilla extract, continue to beat until mixture is pale and thick.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and blend until just mixed.
  • Chill dough for 45 minutes or overnight.
  • Shape dough into balls about 1.5 Tablespoons in size. I use a cookie scoop.
  • Mix the 4 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon. Roll balls of dough in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until edges are set and golden and centers are puffed.


Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.7mg
Nutritional information is an estimate for your convenience. If you have strict nutritional needs, please do your due diligence to make sure this recipe fits your needs.
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