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Brown Butter Salted Cornflake Cookies

October  4, 2019
Photo by Riley Wofford
Author Notes

Brown butter serves as the base for these chewy cornflake cookies. Top each cookie with a pinch of flaky sea salt before they go in the oven. —Riley Wofford

  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Cook time 20 minutes
  • Makes 3 dozen cookies
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (Diamond Crystal)
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups cornflakes, lightly crushed
  • Flaky sea salt, for sprinkling
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F with racks in upper and lower third positions. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda.
  2. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, swirling pan occasionally, until butter browns and smells nutty, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a large heatproof bowl; add sugars and whisk until well combined. Add eggs and vanilla; whisk until smooth. Fold in flour mixture and cornflakes until just combined.
  3. Scoop rounded tablespoons of dough onto parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing 2-inches apart. Sprinkle top of each cookie with a pinch of flaky salt. Bake, rotating pans and rack positions halfway through, until lightly browned around edges, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool completely on pans.

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