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 5 out of 5 by from Satisfying... tantalizing... stock up on the milk! I am a cookie-nut. I fantasize about them... I relish them... I savor them over an ice cold glass of milk. These cookies bring back memories of good old fashioned buttery-sweet goodness from my youth. Texture and crunch are superb, too!
Date published: 2015-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Low on sugar I really like the sound of this recipe. The best thing is that it has 68% less sugar than regular recipes and still has a wonderful taste. Can't wait to make it.
Date published: 2015-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My review on Brown Butter cookies Our family has tried this cookie recipe and we have found it to be fantastic, I decided to add other flavors to this recipe and they tasted just as good! We used lemon extract for one recipe, and coconut extract for another recipe. It is so great tasting and versatile too!
Date published: 2015-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It Tastes So Good! I tried the recipe thinking, they look good, but will it taste good. I was blown away! It was easy as 1,2,3 following the directions. Anybody that can read and follow directions wouldn't have an issue preparing and executing. My son loved them and so did I. I WILL be making these again!!
Date published: 2015-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tasty on the go snack I tried this recipe for brown sugar cookies and I have to say that the taste was wonderful.
Date published: 2015-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from taste was spot on. I really expected to have a bland result but boy was I surprised. I'll be using Truvia for everything I bake from now until the cows come home.
Date published: 2015-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very tasty Tried this recipe.....and it's DELISH!! Definitely recommended!! :-)
Date published: 2015-02-04
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