Brown Butter Confetti Cookies
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Yield: 2 dozen cookies
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, browned and cooled
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups mini M&Ms
  • ½ cup rainbow jimmies
  1. In a large pan, melt the butter on medium-high until it starts to brown (it’ll bubble and become darker in color, but be careful not to let it burn!) Allow to cool for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 F.
  3. When the butter has cooled, pour it into a large mixing bowl or and add the sugars. Using a hand mixer (or whisk) stir until well-combined and smooth. Scrape down the sides and add the egg and vanilla; beat until combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Fold in the M&Ms and Sprinkles. Using a cookie scoop, portion the dough into 2 inch balls and roll slightly to smooth. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until barely golden. Cool on a wire rack.
Allowing the butter to cool ensures the M&Ms stay intact. If it's still warm they'll become a bit of a melty mess!
Recipe by The Baker Chick at