Brown Butter Cookies Recipe

Stack of Brown Butter Cookies

Add some extra sweetness to your day with these simple, buttery cookies that won’t keep you far from the cookie jar. Developed by Baking Star contest judge Byron Talbott, these cookies have 7% fewer calories* and 68% less sugar* than the regular full-brown sugar version. Makes 24 cookies.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Serving size: 1 cookie (30g)

Calories: 120 Calories


  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter

  • 1 cup Truvia Brown Sugar Blend

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 whole egg**

  • 2 12 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 2 tsp cinnamon

**Please remember to wash hands, utensils, equipment, and work surfaces with hot, soapy water before and after they


  • 1.

    In a medium sauce pan on medium-high heat, add unsalted butter and cook for approximately 5-7 minutes until it starts to turn an amber color. Cook for an additional 1 minute in order to slightly darken the butter even more and then set aside for 30 minutes to cool down.

  • 2.

    Once the butter has cooled down to about room temperature, pour it into a large mixing bowl along with Truvia Brown Sugar Blend, baking powder, and egg. Whisk for about 3-4 minutes or until thoroughly combined. After that, add all-purpose flour, salt and cinnamon to the same mixing bowl.

  • 3.

    Begin to mix the ingredients with a wooden spoon (or the paddle attachment for a mixer) for about 7-10 minutes. After the dough is mixed, wrap the dough in plastic film, roughly shape it into a square, then put it into the fridge for at least 20-30 minutes. Buttery dough tends to be hard to work with when it's slightly warm, so being patient is key.

  • 4.

    Pull the lightly chilled dough out of the fridge and begin to roll out the dough to the desired thickness. Cut out the dough into any shape that you prefer, but try to keep them similar in size so they bake.

  • 5.

    Transfer the portioned dough onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper and then put them into a 375° F oven for 15 minutes. After they're done baking, let the cookies cool down for 10 minutes on the pan.

*These cookies have 120 calories and 5 grams of sugar per serving compared to the regular brown sugar-sweetened version which have 130 calories and 16 grams of sugar.

Nutrition Per Serving

Total Fat 4.5g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 150mg
Total Carbohydrate 21g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Total Sugars 5g
Erythritol 5g
Protein 2g
Vitamin D 0% DV
Calcium 0% DV
Iron 6% DV
Potassium 0% DV
Brown Butter Cookies is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Proportions incorrect Look at the ratio of wet ingredients to dry. There is no way to mix 1 egg and 8 tablespoons (1/2 cup) brown butter into 2 1/2 cups flour and 1 cup brown sugar mix and come up with a dough wet enough to form a cookie. Look at the video, he uses 2 sticks butter, much less flour and forms a moist dough. This recipe as written does not work. I had to add another 1/2 stick butter and 1 more egg. Cookies turned out kind of greasy.
Date published: 2019-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and simply delish! Like Gramma used to make. Will be a keeper for routine use. They are just incredible.
Date published: 2015-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent taste I made something similar to these and used the truvia and it turned out wonderful
Date published: 2015-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sounds Great Just read this and cannot wait to get home from work to bake some
Date published: 2015-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic On a whim I thought that I'd try this recipe, my first using Truvia. Well was I surprised! These turned out great, they have a really good flavor and would go perfectly with an afternoon cup of coffee.
Date published: 2015-04-09
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