Browned Butter Pecan Cookies

Grandma’s Browned Butter Pecan Cookies

Grandma’s browned butter pecan cookies were one of my favorites. Second to her homemade chocolate chip cookies if I am being honest. Grandma always had cookies on hand, it didn’t matter when we showed up. Either she would have just made them, or there were cookies she had frozen to keep for unexpected visitors. Although she has been gone almost 10 years now. Whenever I bake, it makes me think of her.

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Browned Butter Pecan Cookies

Can I Use Salted Butter to Make Brown Butter?


You can brown salted butter, but all of the salt gets concentrated in the milk solids, and depending on how you’re using it, it can ruin the flavor. Cut up your butter into chunks and place them in your pan. Turn on the heat to medium and let the butter melt. Make sure your pan does not have a dark coating or you could burn your butter without knowing it. If you want to see if salted butter works, I would do it before you make your recipe to make sure it doesn’t make it taste off.

Are These Cookies Hard to Make?

Browned Butter Pecan Cookies

Actually they aren’t too hard to make. The ingredients, except possibly the pecan halves are probablly items you have on hand.

You will need to preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Using a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda.

Using a small pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Occasionally stir the butter until its a golden brown. Remove from heat and pour the butter into a large heat proof bowl.

Whisk in the brown sugar and sugar until combined. Beat in the vanilla and eggs, 1 at a time until combined. Gradually beat in the flour mixture until combined. Now fold in the 2 C of chopped pecans.

Using a medium ice cream scooper, scoop dough onto the cookie sheets. Place a whole pecan piece onto the top center of the dough mounds.

Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from oven and sprinkle with some sugar on top. Allow cooling before enjoying it!

Browned Butter Pecan Cookies

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Grandma's browned butter pecan cookies were one of my favorites. Second to her homemade chocolate chip cookies if I am being honest. Either she would have just made them, or there were cookies she had frozen to keep for unexpected visitors. Although she has been gone almost 10 years now. Whenever I bake, it makes me think of her.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 29 mins
Course Cookies & Bars
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 236 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Using a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda.
  • Using a small pot, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Occasionally stir the butter until it’s a golden brown.
  • Remove from heat and pour the butter into a large heatproof bowl.
  • Whisk in the brown sugar and sugar until combined.
  • Beat in the vanilla and eggs, 1 at a time until combined.
  • Gradually beat in the flour mixture until combined.
  • Fold in the 2 C of chopped pecans.
  • Using a medium ice cream scooper, scoop dough onto the cookie sheets.
  • Place a whole pecan piece onto the top center of the dough mounds.
  • Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with some sugar on top.
  • Allow cooling before enjoying it!

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 236kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 3gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 159mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12g
Keyword browned butter, pecan cookies
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