Brown Butter Churro Cookies


Brown Butter Churro Cookies by Jasmine (@thelunchboxseries)



  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon sugar (for coating)



  1. Brown the Butter:
    1. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
    2. Once melted, continue to cook, swirling the pan occasionally until the butter turns a deep golden brown and gives off a nutty aroma.
    3. Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature.
  2. Prepare the Dough:
    1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the cooled brown butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
    3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Then, mix in the vanilla extract.
  3. Combine Dry Ingredients:
    1. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg.
  4. Incorporate Dry Ingredients:
    1. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  5. Chill the Dough:
    1. Cover the dough and chill it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to firm up.
  6. Shape the Cookies:
    1. Once chilled, scoop out tablespoon-sized portions of dough and roll them into balls.
    2. Roll each dough ball in the cinnamon sugar mixture until fully coated.
  7. Bake:
    1. Place the coated dough balls onto parchment-lined baking sheets, leaving space between each cookie to allow for spreading.
    2. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden brown.
  8. Cool and Serve:
    1. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to wire racks to cool completely.
    2. Serve and enjoy these delightful Brown Butter Churro Cookies!