Brown Butter Pecan Cookies

Brown Butter Pecan Cookies

Chewy, nutty, crunchy, these Brown Butter Pecan cookies deserve to be stocked, so you can sneak out a couple every time you need an indulgent snack!

Brown Butter Pecan Cookies

Was it brown butter day sometime last week or the week before? If it was I totally missed it as I do with all the food days. Can never for the life of me keep track. But I did catch up on all the posts that the amazing bloggers I follow posted. I felt rather proud of myself when there were no unread emails in my inbox and my Pinterest boards were slightly fuller. There were all these mouth-watering brown butter recipes like the Brown Butter, Miso, Dark Chocolate Blondies over at The Brick Kitchen, the Brown Butter Dark Chocolate Cookies at Petit Bakes,  and Brown Butter Blueberry Crumb Muffins on Itsy Bitsy Kitchen. How awesome is that. And how is a girl not to be inspired to go brown some butter and get baking!!

Brown Butter Pecan Cookies

Now, the thing we all know is that when it comes to beurre noisette (sounds so much fancier in French) it is not a quick fix thing. Unless you want to brown the butter and drink it. You gotta brown it, then cool it to solid state, then proceed with whatever baking experiment you have chosen to undertake. So, no, it is not for that midnight craving, unless you plan to stay up till 3.

However, if you are one of those people who make brown butter in bulk, wrap in nicely, label it and keep in the fridge for future use, you are totally my guru and I need to learn so many things from you in life!

Talking about life and doing things, I managed to get through my Digital Marketing Management Certificate. Woooohoooo!! In fact today is the very last wind-up class. This totally deserves a party because end of the course means no more assignments (shimmy shimmy dance) and free Thursday evenings which means my weekend can start on Thursday night! Atleast till I start working. But we shall worry about that later. For now – pat on the back and a couple of drinks please!

This recipe is super simple and lets the butter shine complimented with the crunchiness of the toasted pecans. I adapted this from my go-to chocolate chip recipe. I decided to serve it to myself with a chocolate dip, but it really is not required. Still, if you love chocolate on everything like I do, you can drizzle some on top or dip into some.

Brown Butter Pecan Cookies

Brown Butter Pecan Cookies

Brown Butter Pecan Cookies

Ingredients – Makes 12 medium delicious cookies
1 + scant 1/3 cup flour
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp baking pwd
¼ tsp. salt
½ cup butter
¾ cup brown sugar
1 large egg (room temperature)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ cup toasted pecans

Brown the butter in the microwave by heating on high power at 20 second intervals. Stir each interval and continue the process till the butter has browned and you smell awesomeness. Alternately, if you are nervous about this method, you brown it on the stove-top. As it cools, stir it once in a while so that it solidifies evenly or all the good brown bits will settle at the bottom. It should be completely cooled (slightly chilled) and solidified but still a little soft.

Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.

Whisk the butter, and sugar on high speed till very very pale. Don’t be hasty on this step. Take your time and watch the brown mixture turn a freckled pale.

Add the egg and vanilla extract and whisk on medium till incorporated.

Add the flour mixture and with a wooden spoon stir till it starts coming together. Throw in the toasted pecans and mix till a dough forms. Wrap the bowl with clingwrap and put it in the fridge for an hour.

Preheat oven to 375F. On a parchment lined cookie sheet, drop the cookie dough 2 -3 inches apart. Bake for 8-9 minutes.  Remove cookies from oven when they are golden around the edges, but look a little under-baked in the centre.

Let cool completely. Curl up in a cozy place and eat some with your coffee.

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26 Comments

  1. I would totally NOT be surprised if last week was brown butter week or there was a national brown butter day. I never get the memo on those food holidays. lol. Plus there are just so many of them! I can’t keep up! Anyways, these cookies look AMAZING!!!! I love the brown butter and pecan combo going on here! SO YUM! Cheers!

  2. Awww thank you so much Katherine for visiting my blog! You bet! Maybe right now on my diet is good time to make lots of brown butter and store it since I cannot turn them into cookies and cake instantly and eat it all up! Ooohhh but the temptation will be too great LOL!

  3. Haha it really does:-) Thanks Claudia. Your blog is absolutely one of my favorites (ever since I tried your brioche burger buns) and a constant inspiration!

  4. oh my gosh I need to start calling it beurre noisette, sounds so much fancier!! and so happy to have helped inspire these cookies, they look incredible! <3

  5. Before I get to the cookies, great job on finishing your certificate! I 100% understand that feeling of freeeeedom!! These cookies look wonderful, and I would also like to meet some of those people who take the time to brown large amounts of butter and store it for later!? I’m sure it is worth doing, so it is probably something I should look into. For now, I will brown only enough needed to try out this awesome cookie recipe!! Cheers!

  6. Yayyyy I love to meet fellow brown butter lovers 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Lindsay

  7. You bet right!! I wish i could I just find big hunks of brown butter in the store! Thank you 🙂

  8. definitely don’t make brown butter in bulk but man, that’s a good idea! would be a lot less lazy to use it if i made it ahead of time (: and congrats on finishing up your certificate!! that’s so exciting, and starting the weekend on thursday (for now at least) is very cool (;

  9. I am sure you are gonna get it right on your next try and you will be as in love as I am Jolina! I wish I could share some with you. We should totally do real Toronto bake exchange!!

  10. Hahahha lets all be french chic LOL! Thanks Kelsie. Have a great long weekend 🙂

  11. Truly magical. Hahah I have been stopping myself from pouring it on bread Dawn, but you have inspired me!! Thank you 🙂

  12. Same here Ruby! My best trick is always to make the smallest batch I can, because I have absolutely no control

  13. Yummy. Love that you modified your favorite chocolate chip recipe. I am a sucker for brown butter and pecans and serve them up warm – pure nirvana! Thanks for sharing. Cheers –

  14. I could eat brown butter by the spoon! It just makes takes a recipe to new heights. Love your composition on those pictures and needless to say that the cookies sound divine. I’ve always baked pecan shortbread cookies that my kids adore, but this is such a delightful variation:)

  15. These look so good! Unfortunately I haven’t mastered brown butter yet, I’m starting to think it doesn’t like me huhuhu. But I’m not one to give up, especially with amazing treats like this! Love that you used pecans. Looking forward to the time I can curl up in my little corner with my book with these bad boys.

  16. These look so soft and chewy, yum! I had no idea about a day but I am definitely on board for it haha and congrats on your certificate, woot woot! xoxo

  17. JENNY! These sound sooooo delicious! I’m totally gonna start calling it beurre noisette, too. It definitely sounds better :). Thank you so much for including me in this. I’m so honored! And congratulations on finishing your certificate. That’s huge, and for sure calls for cookies/cakes/deliciousness in all forms. Have a wonderful week, dear friend!

  18. Girl, I loves me some brown butter! That is some magical stuff, isn’t it? I even just love it straight up smeared on some bread. Loving the combo of these cookies with the brown butter and pecans…can’t go wrong there 🙂 Big congratulations on your certificate! That’s so awesome!! Definitely a happy dance I’m sure!

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