Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Brown Butter Snickerdoodles [taste of tuesday]

So I saw this recipe for brown butter snickerdoodles a while back. 
I'm pretty sure I originally saw it on Pinterest, but I can't find the pin so if you want to see the original recipe, you can go here!
These cookies looked beyond amazing so I just knew I had to try them out.
I'm not gonna lie, generally when I make homemade cookies I'm a little disappointed. I can never get them to come out just right...
But this time I DID!!
If I can do it, you can too ;)

original recipe from Ambitious Kitchen

2.5 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp of salt
2 sticks unsalted butter
1.25 C dark brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg & 1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp plain greek yogurt

For Rolling Mixture:
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon

1. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl and set aside. 
2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk continually until the butter begins to brown. Remove from heat immediately & transfer to another bowl.
3. With an electric mixer, mix the butter and sugars until thoroughly blended. 
4. Beat in the egg, extra yolk, vanilla, and yogurt until combined. Add the dry ingredients slowly and beat on low-speed just until combined.
5. Chill your dough for 3 hours or as long as possible in the refrigerator. 
[I left mine in for about 5 hours & my cookies came out perfect!]
6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
7. Once dough is chilled measure about 2 tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball. 8. Meanwhile mix 1/4 cup sugar and the 2 teaspoons cinnamon in a bowl. 
9. Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place dough balls on cookie sheet, 2 inches apart.

10. Bake the cookies for 8 minutes.

The best part is the warm, gooey center!

It took a little bit of work, but it was WELL worth it!
Happy Tuesday!!

Linking up with my favorites Ashley & Jessica!


  1. Hi!! Snickerdoodles are my all-time favorite cookie!! I've only attempted these once, and they didn't turn out very well. These look D E L I S H!! Thanks so much for linking up with us! :)

  2. My mom and I LOVEEEEEEEE snickerdoodles. They are seriously the best cookies (right up there with peanut butter)! These look SO perfect! Can you please share your food photography tips?! I need help in that depart - like really really really need help! So glad you linked up with us!!! :)

  3. I love snickerdoodles and have been using my mom's recipe that she has had since I was a kid, but I have never tried brown butter snickerdoodles. I am intrigued, and I usually will not even consider any variation to a traditional snickerdoodle! And I second Ashley...my food photography skills are nada.

  4. I love me some snickerdoodles! I've never tried making them using brown butter, but it sounds delish. I'll have to give these a try :)

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm glad someone else made cookies too! Yours look absolutely delish. Also you are a doppleganger for one of my friends in Atlanta. You really could be twins. Which is a compliment because you're both super cute! xx

    Amanda @Rhyme & Ribbons

  6. STOP IT RIGHT NOW! Those looks amazing!!! Get in my belly.

  7. OMG those look so yummy. I so want one right now.

  8. Oh my god these look amazing and so so sugary :)