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Brown Butter Snickerdoodles Cookies

Brown Butter Snickerdoodles Cookies taste like a soft cinnamon sugar caramel cookie.
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Keyword brown butter snickerdoodles
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 24
Author Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey


  • 1 cup Butter melted in skillet
  • 1 cup + 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Cream of Tartar
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

Cinnamon-Sugar Topping:

  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon


  1. Heat a medium saucepan or skillet over medium heat, add butter. Stir often and watch carefully as butter starts to melt and turn a golden color. Watch for brown bits to form along edge of pan and the butter start to turn frothy. Once it turns a gold color, remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add dark brown sugar and sugar. Carefully pour in melted butter. Cream for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add 1 egg, 1 egg yolk, and vanilla and cream for 1 minute.
  4. Add cinnamon, flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Form the dough into a ball and cover with plastic wrap. Chill for at least 30 minutes or preferably overnight.
  6. Once you are ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. In small bowl, stir together sugar and cinnamon. Roll cookie dough into a desired size ball. Roll each cookie dough ball in the cinnamon sugar mixture and double coat it.
  7. Place cookies on parchment or silpat lined cookie sheets.
  8. Bake for 8-11 minutes. Allow to cool for several minutes before moving to cooling racks.