Brown Edge Butter Cookies

brown edge butter cookies
Diana Rattray
  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 24 servings
Ratings (16)

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.

What You'll Need

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

How to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Grease cookie sheet pans or line them with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl with an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar. Add vanilla and egg and beat until light.
  3. Add sifted flour and salt, and mix well. Drop by half-teaspoonfuls onto prepared pans. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  4. To keep these butter cookies crispy, store in an airtight container.
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 152
    Total Fat 11 g
    Saturated Fat 6 g
    Unsaturated Fat 4 g
    Cholesterol 96 mg
    Sodium 147 mg
    Carbohydrates 11 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Protein 3 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)