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Brown Butter Sea Salt Cookies

Brown Butter Sea Salt Cookies

Butta, Butta, Butta Baby!

Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. Pretty much every time I say “butter,” I say “butta” and always add the baby at the end. I have no idea why, but it just makes me feel good 🙂

Okay, back to the recipe…

Today I’m sharing another cookie recipe that I searched high and low for.  Back when we lived on the Central Coast of California, San Miguel to be exact, we had the pleasure of being gifted an amazing box of cookies from a boutique bakery in Cayucos, CA  Brown Butter Cookie Company.  I love a good shortbread cookie, and these have an amazingly soft and sandy texture with the sweetness of the sugar and savoriness of the brown butter, topped with a sprinkle of sea salt, your taste buds are so delighted after the first bite you’ll end up wanting to eat the entire package.

After we devoured all of our cookies, I was determined to make my own, how hard could it be?  Well, it’s not easy at all.  However, after a bit of digging on the internet, I came across a recipe from Marina Delio and her Yummy Mummy Kitchen blog.  Maria had figured out a recipe that comes very close to the Brown Butter Cookie Company’s recipe, so I gave it a try and sure enough, these are a very close match.

This is another easy recipe that doesn’t take much time or ingredients and will certainly satisfy your salty-sweet tooth.

Now let’s get baking…



Brown Butter Sea Salt Cookies

December 16, 2020
: 18-20
: 20 min
: 35 min
: Easy

These butter cookies are sure to delight your tastebuds with the nutty flavors of the brown butter and the saltiness of the sea salt.


  • 1-1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Sea salt for sprinkling
  • Step 1 Preheat oven 325 degrees
  • Step 2 In a small saucepan, melt butter, stirring constantly until turns brown and begins to smell nutty.
  • Step 3 Once browned, skim off any excess foam.
  • Step 4 Add brown sugar and vanilla to the melted butter, stir until well combined and let cool to room temperature.
  • Step 5 In a medium-sized bowl sift flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Step 6 Once the dough is completely cooled, add to flour mixture and form into approximately 1″ balls, place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Step 7 Lightly press tops with your thumb, and sprinkle with sea salt.
  • Step 8 Bake 12-15 minutes until lightly browned on top.


I will be forever grateful for the thoughtful gift of the simple cookies that changed my perspective on butter cookies forever.  I truly hope you try this recipe, and if you are ever in the Central Coast of California, be sure to stop by the Brown Butter Cookie Company to sample the original cookies.

Thanks for stopping by,

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