Soft Batch Brown Butter Brown Sugar Cookies

Soft Batch Brown Butter Brown Sugar CookiesOkay, so I’m getting a little out of control with the cookies these days. What can I do? I just love em. After the holidays I was still craving a soft batch of brown sugar cookies. I baked these cookies with brown butter, I don’t know why I don’t use brown butter very often. I guess I’m just too lazy to brown it lol! But seriously, brown butter is awesome! It smells so good after you brown it!

Browning butter is a fairly easy process. You let the butter simmer in a saucepan for about 8-10 minutes while whisking it until it turns into a nice golden brown color.

Soft Batch Brown Butter Brown Sugar Cookies

One of the things I mind while making these cookies was the height. I wanted them to be extra thick so that I had lots of goodness of the inside to drool too. The first batch I baked melted, not completely, but they were not the cookies I had in mind so I whipped up another batch, tweaked the recipe, and the 2nd batch came out perfect!

Soft Batch Brown Butter Brown Sugar Cookies

Soft Batch Brown Butter Brown Sugar Cookies

4.43 from 7 votes

Soft Batch Brown Butter Brown Sugar Cookies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Author Layla


  • 1 1/2 sticks salted butter
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 cups packed light brown sugar + 2 tablespoons
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar


  1. In a sauce pan melt the butter over medium heat, whisk constantly until butter has turned into a gold brown color. Set aside to cool for 10-15 minutes while you work on the cookie batter.
  2. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. In a medium bowl mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl beat the brown butter and brown sugar for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the vanilla, and egg and mix for another minute. Add the flour 1/4 at a time. mix until fully combined.
  6. in a small bowl combine the remaining 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar. Roll dough into a 2 inch bowl and dip into the sugars. continue to roll the balls until you are done with the batter. Place on a un-greased baking sheet 2 inches apartment.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes, remove from baking sheet and place on a cooling rack.



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    There are ENTIRELY too many typos In this.


    I used gluten free flour and added peanut butter chips and they were delicious! First time trying anything like this. Thanks for the recipe.


    So good, I also added a tablespoon of peanut butter. Thanks!

    Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes

    This sounds great, Layla! Pinned – Thanks for linking up to Freedom Fridays!


    Oh yeah…brown butter says it all! Yum!

    Jessi @ Practically Functional

    These look absolutely amazing! Pinning, and thanks for sharing at Creativity Unleashed!


      Thank you for pinning Jessi!

    Shikha @ Shikha la mode

    Love that golden color, wow! Looks awesome. How did you tweak them the second time around?


      The first time they did not come out as moist on the inside and were a bit “dry”, so the second time around I added more butter and reduced the flour. The flour was absorbing most of the moisture.

      ugh.. you live and learn. It’s always like that when it comes to baking! πŸ˜€

    Consuelo @ Honey & Figs

    Brown butter cookies are a winner! I love how tall and soft these babies look!
    I hope you had such a lovely weekend dear! xxx


      Thank you Consuelo, Have a great weekend too! πŸ™‚


    they look yummy!

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    I’ve never made soft batch cookies. Definitely on the list of things to try making. Yours look great, Layla! Pinned!


      Thank you Julie! glad you liked them! πŸ˜€

    Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes

    1. Brown Butter anything is absolutely fabulous. I know this for a fact.
    2. Are you seeing the inside of these cookies?! These look absolutely amazing Layla!!


      Thank you so much Jessica! You are such a sweet heart- Have a great weekend! πŸ™‚


    I just made brown butter for the first time a couple weeks ago and I was blown away. I love how nutty it tastes! I bet these cookies are great and I love how thick they are! On a third trial of cookies today so I can relate…oh well, second/third times a charm! πŸ™‚


      Isn’t it amazing Katy! Especially with cookies it’s really hard to get them right the first time because they either don’t spread or over spread etc.. But hey, after all the hard work. They always taste yummy! πŸ˜€

    Laura Dembowski

    Yessssss! Brown butter smells sooooooo good! I made brown sugar brown butter cookies awhile ago and loved them. I’ll be posting them soon.

    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)

    You so had me at brown butter. I seriously have an addiction to it. These cookies look incredible!


      I’m glad you like the cookies Jocelyn! I too have an obsession with brown butter. It has a really nice nutty smell!

    Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ

    Soft cookies… what’s the secret to make them soft? Do I need to add the butter when it is melted or solid? Love the way these cookies look, I want to make them.


      Thank you Daniela! the butter is added when it is melted. After browning it, allow it to cool for about 10 minutes so that it’s warm temperature.


    I’m always up for brown butter. Like, always all the time. These look great!


    Hehe, there’s nothing wrong with sharing cookies, especially if they are made with yummy brown butter πŸ™‚ These look awesome, I love how thick and puffy they came out and rolling them in brown sugar sounds amazing!


      Thank you Kelly! I’m glad you liked them πŸ˜€

    Sherri @ MadeFromPinterest

    These look so tender! I love the mellow flavor of brown sugar. Even though I have had my fill of sweets from Christmas I still totally want at least 10 of these cookies!
    We would love to have you join us at our weekly Super Saturday Link Party. It goes live tonight at 7 MST at It would be our honor to have you share your great work with us!


      Thank you for stopping by Sherr!

    Kayle (The Cooking Actress)

    brown sugar + brown butter=amazingggg—2 of my favorite things!!! AND COOKIES!

    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    Bring on the cookies! Sharing delicious cookies is never out of control. A little cookie every now and then can’t hurt πŸ™‚

    Lawyer Loves Lunch

    Brown butter makes everything better, especially cookies! I also love the height of these cookies πŸ™‚


      Thank you! so glad you liked em! Have a happy new year! πŸ˜€


    Happy New Year Layla! For the record, there is no such thing as cookie-overkill nor too much brown butter. Wishing you the best on this journey you’ve embarked on called blogging.


      Have a Have and Healthy New Year too Gina! Thank you for your sweet wishes! πŸ™‚

    Davida @ The Healthy Maven

    Something to know about me, I have a very real weakness for brown butter anything! There is very little I wouldn’t do for some brown butter baked goods! Questionable behaviour in fact! Great recipe πŸ™‚


      That is indeed questionable behavior Davida!! Now I’m think what I should ask you to do for a batch of brown butter cookies! πŸ˜‰


    Yum! These look delicious. I’m totally a sucker for cookies, even if I’ve already had a dozen or so of them πŸ˜‰


      Thank you Trish, I’m also a huge sucker for cookies! I don’t think there is anyone (that I know of..) that does NOT like cookies! :o!!

    Kammie @ Sensual Appeal

    Oh these look so dreamy! Great job, Layla. Making me drool over here πŸ˜‰


      Kammie- Thanks! Glad I made you drool!! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€


    I don’t use brown butter enough either – even though I think it’s amazing! Love how soft and thick these came out! They look downright amazing!


      I think brown butter is amazing too Ashley! I think people don’t use it often because we are too lazy to take that extra step of browning it! πŸ˜‰

    Zainab @ Blahnik Baker

    You don’t have to ever apologize for giving us cookies especially when they involve brown butter deliciousness!! Love how thick and luscious they look πŸ™‚


      Thank you so much Zainab! I’m glad you liked them! πŸ˜€

    Natalie @ Tastes Lovely

    Brown butter makes everything better. Love it’s toasty taste. Whoever discovered it is a genius. I bet it was an accident, that best accident ever : )


      I’m sure it was an accident as well!! I mean like who would have thought of turning cookies into butter! Maybe they were trying to make a cheesecake crust or something similar πŸ˜‰

    Chris @ Shared Appetite

    Mmm I love brown butter! These look so soft and chewy! Pinned!

    I found your blog through Erin @ Emerging Foodie. Having fun taking a look around and I’m going to add you to my list of blogs to start following!


      Thank you for pinning and following me Chris! Thanks for stopping by because now I found your blog! πŸ™‚

    Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner

    I love seeing cookie recipes even after the holidays! These look amazing! Pinned.
    Also, I just started following you on pinterest and twitter! Can’t wait to see what you have coming up this year. πŸ™‚


      Thank you for following me Tina, I just followed you back !! πŸ˜€