Brown Butter Pecan Cookies

Absolutely, here’s a recipe for Brown Butter Pecan Cookies:

Title: Brown Butter Pecan Cookies

Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 10-12 minutes Total Time: 27-30 minutes Yield: 24 cookies


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans, toasted


  1. Brown the Butter:
    • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Cook, stirring occasionally until it foams and begins to turn golden brown with a nutty aroma, about 5-7 minutes. Watch it closely to avoid burning. Once browned, remove from heat and let it cool slightly.
  2. Prepare the Dough:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine the slightly cooled brown butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Mix until well combined.
    • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  3. Combine Dry Ingredients:
    • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Mix Wet and Dry Ingredients:
    • Gradually add the dry ingredients into the butter mixture, mixing until just combined.
    • Fold in the toasted chopped pecans until evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  5. Chill the Dough:
    • Cover the dough and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour. Chilling helps the flavors meld and prevents excessive spreading during baking.
  6. Preheat and Prepare Oven:
    • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
  7. Shape the Cookies:
    • Using a cookie scoop or spoon, portion out the dough into balls (about 1 1/2 tablespoons each) and place them onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving space between each cookie for spreading.
  8. Bake the Cookies:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden. The centers may seem slightly underdone but will continue to set as they cool.
  9. Cool and Serve:
    • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutritional Information (per cookie):

  • Calories: 200
  • Total Fat: 12g
    • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg
  • Sodium: 90mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 21g
    • Dietary Fiber: 1g
    • Sugars: 11g
  • Protein: 2.5g

These Brown Butter Pecan Cookies offer a rich, nutty flavor with a delightful crunch from the toasted pecans. Enjoy them with a glass of milk or your favorite hot beverage!

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