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Brown Butter Snickerdoodle Cookies takes Old-fashioned to gourmet @allourway.co
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5 from 10 votes

Brown Butter Snickerdoodle Cookies Old-Fashioned Goes Gourmet

An old-fashioned crunchy, crinkly-topped, spicy cookie rounds that get a nutty flavor from brown butter. This is definitely a favorite.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: cookie, Dessert, dolci, Snack, sweet
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 dozen 2" cookies
Calories: 842kcal
Author: Marisa Franca @ All Our Way


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • For the topping mix 1/2 cup white sugar with 2 teaspoon cinnamon in a shallow bowl


  • Heat oven to 400 F.
  • In a heavy saucepan melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk constantly. The butter will foam and begin to brown; it will have a nutty aroma. This will take 3 to 5 minutes. Be patient and don't rush it. Pour the brown butter into a mixing bowl and let cool.
  • Once the butter cools, add the sugars and cream together with an electric mixer. Add the eggs in one at a time and mix thoroughly.
  • In another bowl whisk together all the dry ingredients except for the sugar and cinnamon. Add the dry ingredients to the sugar butter mixture and mix well.
  • Roll into balls the size of small walnuts. Roll in the sugar/cinnamon mixture.
  • Place 2" apart on parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake until lightly browned but still soft, around 8 to 10 minutes. The cookies puff up at first and then flatten out.
  • Cool on wire rack.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 842kcal | Carbohydrates: 114g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 474mg | Potassium: 336mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 61g | Vitamin A: 1230IU | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 3.7mg