Brown Butter Cookies

Brown butter (beurre noisette) provides a rich nutty flavor to this simple recipe.


12 minutes


72 cookies




  • 1 cup (2 sticks) Challenge European Style Unsalted Butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda


  • 1
    Melt butter in a small skillet or saucepan over medium low heat. Cook, stirring so the butter cooks evenly, until the butter develops a deep amber color and a “nutty” aroma. Chill brown butter in the refrigerator until just firm (about an hour).
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 3
    Cream butter, sugar and corn syrup together until light and fluffy.
  • 4
    Beat in egg. Combine flour, salt and baking soda; and blend into creamed mixture.
  • 5
    Use a small cookie scoop or form the dough into 1-inch sized balls and place 1½-inches apart on a baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer cookies to wire racks; let cool. Store in airtight container.