Browned Butter Crinkle Cookies Recipe

Browned Butter Crinkle Cookies Recipe

How To Make Browned Butter Crinkle Cookies

Serve these sweet and chewy crinkle cookies on your weeknight dinner made with rich and flavorful browned butter topped with a decadent caramel frosting.

Preparation: 35 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Rest Time: 25 minutes
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes



  • 1cupsalted butter,diced into cubes
  • cupsall-purpose flour
  • 2tspcornstarch
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • ¼tspBaking Soda
  • ¼tspsalt
  • ½cupgranulated sugar
  • ½cuppacked light-brown sugar
  • 1large egg
  • 1large egg yolk
  • 2tspvanilla extract
  • ¼cupgranulated sugar,for rolling cookies

For the Salted Caramel Frosting:

  • ¼cupcaramel sauce,or caramel ice cream topping, plus 2 tablespoon
  • ¼cupbutter,softened
  • ½tspvanilla extract
  • 2cupspowdered sugar
  • ¾tspcoarse sea salt,divided


  1. Heat butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook just until the butter has browned, swirling occasionally.

  2. Pour the butter into a heat-proof bowl. Allow butter to cool until just warm to the touch for about 20 to 25 minutes.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, set aside.

  4. Add cooled butter, ½ cup granulated sugar, and light-brown sugar to an electric stand mixer and mix until well blended. Add in egg, egg yolk, and vanilla then mix until combine.

  5. Slowly add in dry ingredients and mix just until combined.

  6. Scoop dough out 1½ tablespoons at a time and form into balls then pour ¼ cup granulated sugar into a small bowl and roll balls in sugar to evenly coat.

  7. Place sugar-coated dough balls onto a Silpat lined or greased baking sheet. Using the bottom of a flat measuring cup or drinking glass, gently flatten each ball to ½-inch then bake in a preheated oven for 9 to 11 minutes.

  8. Allow cooling several minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

  9. Cool completely then frost each cookie with Salted Caramel Frosting and sprinkle each cookie evenly with a small pinch of sea salt immediately. Store cookies in a single layer in an airtight container.

Salted Caramel Frosting:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer on low speed, whip together caramel sauce, butter, and vanilla until pale and smooth for about 1 minute.

  2. Add in powdered sugar and mix until well blended and smooth. Use coarse sea salt to sprinkle over frosted cookies.


  • Calories: 224.01kcal
  • Fat: 10.09g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.23g
  • Trans Fat: 0.39g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.66g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.48g
  • Carbohydrates: 32.27g
  • Fiber: 0.35g
  • Sugar: 20.57g
  • Protein: 1.74g
  • Cholesterol: 40.89mg
  • Sodium: 119.72mg
  • Calcium: 26.63mg
  • Potassium: 28.98mg
  • Iron: 0.67mg
  • Vitamin A: 87.82µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.01mg
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