Brown Butter Babies Brown Butter Babies

Author: Canadian Living

  • Portion size 30 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Holiday Cookbook: Fall 2010



In small saucepan, cook butter over medium heat until brown and nutty, about 5 minutes. Let cool.

In large bowl, beat brown sugar with cooled butter until fluffy. Beat in egg, egg yolk and vanilla.

In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into butter mixture in 2 additions.

Roll by rounded 1 tbsp (15 mL) into balls; roll in granulated sugar. Place, about 3 inches (8 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined baking sheets. With bottom of glass or measuring cup, press to scant 1/2-inch (1 cm) thickness. Press walnut half into centre of each.

Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until golden, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool on pans on racks for 3 minutes; transfer to racks and let cool completely.

Nutritional facts Per cookie: about

  • Sodium 42 mg
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 135.0
  • Total fat 6 g
  • Potassium 60 mg
  • Cholesterol 25 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 19 g


  • Iron 5.0
  • Folate 10.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Vitamin A 5.0
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