Browned-Butter Cookies

Total Time
55mins
Prep
40 mins
Cook
15 mins

These cookies are easy and delicious. Browning the butter is the key. Prep time includes browning the butter and cooling the butter. Cook time is just the actual baking time.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter. Continue cooking, watching closely. It will foam well, then stop and just bubble; keep cooking and swirling butter until it begins to foam for the second time and gets a golden-brown color w/ flecks in it----should take about 5-6 minutes. Immediately remove from heat; place in a bowl and chill for 30 minutes.
  2. After 30 minutes, preheat oven to 350°. In a large mixing bowl, combine browned butter, sugar, egg and vanilla and beat together well. Gradually beat in the flour until well mixed.
  3. With clean hands, roll dough into 1-inch balls----place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Dip tines of fork into sugar(s) and flatten cookie tops. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until slightly golden-brown. Allow to cool 1-2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.