Brown Butter Cinnamon Crinkle Cookies are possibly the coziest cookie to ever exist. These easy, flavor-packed crinkle cookies melt in your mouth. Brown butter and cinnamon combine to make a true cozy cookie!
These easy crinkle cookies are like a cozy blanket, a pumpkin spice latte, and a cracking fire. This is definitely a fall-vibes cookie, but here I am posting them in the Spring…which essentially means that I’ll take my cozy in any season.
Brown butter creates a nutty, rich base flavor with some cinnamon added to round out the depth. A little extra vanilla extract adds to the deep flavor profile, and then they are rolled in powdered sugar, so there is a creamy, melt-in-your-mouth texture to finish everything off.
These cookies are just as perfect for a sweet treat on a weekday as they are on your holiday cookie platter.
Crinkle cookies are simply cookie rolled into powdered sugar before they go in the oven, so as they bake they spread and create a pretty, crackled appearance.
Typically you see Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, which are super pretty with the contrast of the dark cookie and the powdered sugar…but why let chocolate have all the fun?
Why Brown the Butter?
If you are asking that question I wonder if we can still be friends…
Ok, just kidding…sort of. Browning butter adds SO much flavor to anything you add it to. And typically you can replace regular butter with browned butter whenever your recipe calls for butter!
Browned butter is just butter, cooked until it’s melted, and then cooked longer, swirling or stirring the butter so it doesn’t burn. The milk solids toast and create tons of flavor and the butter turns a pretty amber color.
You can use brown butter melted, or allow it to come back to room temperature and return to its solid state. This cookie recipe uses the butter in its melted state, just slightly cooled.
Once you have the butter browned, things go together quickly and easily!
- Just whisk together your dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
- Then mix both of the sugars into the butter.
- Next pour the dry ingredients into the butter mixture and stir to combine.
- You need to chill the dough at this step so it’s easier to work with.
- Once it’s chilled, roll the dough into balls and then coat them in powdered sugar.
- Bake and enjoy!
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- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes + 1 hour chill time
- Yield: 36 cookies 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
Brown Butter Cinnamon Crinkle Cookies are possibly the coziest cookie to ever exist. They’re sweet, full of brown butter and cinnamon goodness, and coated in powdered sugar for that perfect crinkle look!
- 10 tablespoons butter, sliced
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- Place the butter in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the butter melts and begins to foam. Continue to cook, whisking (or swirling the pan) frequently until the butter becomes an amber color, this should take 2-3 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and allow it to cool slightly.
- Whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
- Add the granulated and brown sugar into the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Pour the cooled butter into the sugars and mix on medium speed to combine. Add in the eggs and vanilla, mixing just until smooth.
- Turn the mixer to low and slowly add in the flour mixture until just incorporated. Cover the mixing bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F
- Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
- Place the powdered sugar in a shallow bowl. Divide the chilled dough into 1- tablespoon sized balls. Roll each ball into the powdered sugar and place onto the prepared pan, about 2- inches apart.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are set.
- Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to finish cooling.
The original recipe calls for 1/2 cup chopped pecans, mixing them into the dough after the flour. I omitted them for personal preference, but if you like nuts in your cookies I know they would be a great addition!
I also baked my cookies for much less time than the original recipe calls for, which is 18-22 minutes. I did this so my cookies would be soft. If you prefer a crunchier cookie bake for the full bake time, 18-22 minutes.
from the book: Quick Shop & Prep 5 Ingredient Baking
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 57
- Sugar: 2.5 g
- Sodium: 35.3 mg
- Fat: 2 g
- Carbohydrates: 8.7 g
- Protein: 1.5 g
- Cholesterol: 10.3 mg
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123 comments on “Brown Butter Cinnamon Crinkle Cookies”
Should the butter be room temperature before you pour it into the sugars?
It doesn’t have to be room temperature, but just not hot. It’s ok if it’s warm!
I made these today. I followed the recipe as written and baked them for 12 minutes. They came out perfectly, even though I thought the dough might be too dry. It wasn’t. Thank you for a delicious new cookie recipe!
My dough was really dry after refrigerating. It was hard to work into balls. Is that normal?
Let it come up to temperature a little and it will be easier to work with if you’re struggling 🙂
These cookies are outstanding! The only comment I’d like to make is that the directions for cooking the butter seem inaccurate. I made these twice and both times, it took more like 5-7 mins. for the butter to foam and change color.
My new favorite crinkle cookie! Brown butter makes everything better! Thanks for the recipe 🙂
These are perfection!! A new favorite I’ll be making every year!! Thank you!!
SO glad you liked them!!
Hello! Do I use unsalted butter?
These are my absolute favvvvvvorite cookie to make during the holidays! And they are always a favorite of others too!
Easy to make. Even easier to consume!
So glad you love these!!
sorry for my english 🙂
I can’t wait to make this recipe…but could you tell me what means: 10 tablespoons butter, sliced?
Do I have to make spoonfuls in soft butter? I don’t understand what the slices do in the description :s
Many many thanks in advance and Merry Christmas 🙂
Just cut the butter into pieces!
Omg! I can’t wait to make these cookies. Makes me think it’s like an “adult” snickerdoodle!
So a stick of butter is 8 tablespoons. The wrapper should show you where to cut for each tablespoon. For this recipe, you’ll need one whole stick of butter, plus 2 tablespoons cut from another stick.
These look soo yummy…How long did you bake your cookies?…the lower time of 18 min or less than that? Not sure from the info given. Thank you.
Sorry…just read through comments and found the answer…