Go Back
+ servings

Brown Butter Cinnamon Crinkle Cookies

Simple cookies flavored with brown butter and packed with pecans, with a sugary crackle exterior.
Brown Butter Cinnamon Crinkle Cookies with Pecans | completelydelicious.com
Print Recipe
4.67 from 3 votes


  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter (140 grams)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (200 grams)
  • ¼ cup packed light or dark brown sugar (53 grams)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour (300 grams)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup chopped pecans (56 grams)
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar (67 grams)


  • Melt butter in a small saucepan set over medium low heat. Continue to cook butter, stirring occasionally, until butter turns golden brown and has a nutty aroma. Do not burn. Remove from heat and cool for about 15 minutes.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, or in a large bowl with a hand-held mixer, beat the brown butter, sugar and brown sugar until combined. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each for about 30 seconds. Mix in the vanilla. Combine the flour, , salt, baking powder and cinnamon in a separate bowl and add to the mixer all at once, mixing until combined. Mix in the pecans.
  • Chill dough for at least 1 hour.
  • When ready to bake preheat oven to 350°F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • Put the powdered sugar into a wide shallow bowl. Form dough into rounded tablespoons and roll in the powdered sugar, making sure they are generously coated (this will give the cookies their crackly appearance).
  • Place the cookies 2 inches apart of the prepared sheet pan and bake just until bottoms begin to turn brown, about 10-12 minutes. Bake a test cookie if needed to get the timing right for the rest of the batch.
Recipe adapted from 5 Ingredient Baking.


Calories: 105kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 17mg, Sodium: 5mg, Potassium: 32mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 110IU, Calcium: 11mg, Iron: 1mg
Have you tried this recipe?I’d love to hear about it! Leave a review below or take a photo and tag it on Instagram @completelydelicious with #completelydelicious.