Brown Butter Snickerdoodles

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recipe by The Kitchen Paper

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The hardest part of this recipe is waiting for the butter to cool down enough to make the dough. Once the butter is browned, pour it into a new container so it doesn’t keep cooking in the pan. Give it 5-10 minutes to cool down, because the next step is to mix it with the sugars, and then the eggs. You’ll probably look at these after 10 minutes of baking and think “these are nowhere near done!” Well, you are wrong. They’re done. Take them out. They’ll firm up in a few minutes and leave you with a soft, buttery, cinnamon-sugar cookie that you will fall in love with.

recipe updated 7 Jun 2019


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    Unsalted butter
  • Plain flour icon
    Plain flour
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    Baking powder
  • Ground cinnamon icon
    Ground cinnamon
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  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar
  • Dark brown sugar icon
    Dark brown sugar
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    Vanilla extract
  • Caster sugar icon
    Caster sugar


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Step preview

  1. Pre-heat - 175°C
  2. Get a clean large saucepan
  3. Add unsalted butter
  4. Melt while stirring occasionally - medium heat
  5. Simmer until bubbles form and continue mixing
  6. Cook gently until browned
  7. Transfer butter to heatproof bowl
  8. Let cool - approx 10 min
  9. Get a clean medium bowl
  10. Add plain flour
  11. Add baking powder
  12. Add ground cinnamon
  13. Add salt
  14. Mix together then set aside
  15. Get heatproof bowl
  16. Add granulated sugar
  17. Add dark brown sugar
  18. Mix together
  19. Add egg
  20. Add vanilla extract
  21. Mix until combined
  22. Transfer dry ingredients to dough
  23. Fold until well combined
  24. Roll into balls
  25. Get a clean small bowl
  26. Add ground cinnamon
  27. Add caster sugar
  28. Mix completely
  29. Roll dough in sugar mixture one by one and gently pat into pan
  30. Bake - 10 min, 175°C
  31. Transfer onto cooling rack
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