Brown Edge Butter Cookies

Brown edge butter cookies
Vanilla-flavored brown edge butter cookies.

The Spruce

  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 20 cookies (20 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
152 Calories
11g Fat
11g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 20 cookies (20 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 152
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 147mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 3g
Calcium 29mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These vanilla-flavored butter cookies are baked until the edges are browned and crisp. Many butter cookie recipes instruct you to remove them from the oven while they are still pale blonde. In this instance, the browned edge adds another dimension to an already delicious treat.


  • 1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg (room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour (sifted)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients and preheat oven to 350 F.

    Ingredients for brown edge butter cookies
    Brown edge butter cookies ingredients. The Spruce
  2. Grease cookie sheet pans or line them with parchment paper and set aside.

    Grease cookie sheet
    Grease cookie sheet for brown edge butter cookies. The Spruce
  3. In a medium bowl with an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar.

    Cream together butter and sugar
    Blend butter and sugar with electric mixer. The Spruce
  4. Add vanilla and egg and beat until light.

    Add vanilla and eggs
    Add vanilla and eggs to mixture. The Spruce
  5. Add the flour and salt and mix well.

    Add flour and salt
    Add flour and salt to mixture. The Spruce 
  6. Drop by half-teaspoonfuls onto prepared pans.

    Drop onto sheet
    Add by half-teaspoonfuls to prepared pan. The Spruce
  7. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.

    Bake cookies
    Baked brown edge butter cookies. The Spruce
  8. Serve and enjoy! To keep these butter cookies crispy, store in an airtight container.