Browned Butter Funfetti Sugar Cookies

First of all, please forgive me for being MIA on the blog lately. I have a couple excuses… 

FIRST, I just hadn't baked anything. Laziness and healthiness were to blame there. 

And SECOND, I didn't want to post much the week of Christmas, because I knew everyone was out of town, and anything I posted would go unnoticed other than maybe a whopping three pageviews. 

Accept my apology, because hey, I made you cookies!

Sooooo… Christmas was this week and I did not make one blessed Christmas cookie this year. 

Is that wrong? Seriously. I feel kinda guilty about it. 

Although we have frosted sugar cookies, but let me tell you, they were, uhh... not very photo-worthy. They'd make Bridget go crazy, I'm sure because her cookies are beyooooond perfection. 

Anyways. It's not that I'm bah-humbug-gy in any way.

Trust me, if we were in the US, I'd be decked out in Christmas lights and ugly sweaters, chowing down on one oreo truffle and russian tea cake after another.  

Just kidding. 

Not about the last part though. 

But I would seriously be willing to make batches and batches of these for any occasion! 

They turned out a little… browner than I would have liked. But that's because I threw in some dark brown sugar for some added chewiness. 

Can you tell that was a good choice? It totally was.

These beauties are fluffy, a little cakey, and a little chewy. The perfect cookies if you ask me.

So perfect in fact, I lied to you and told you I'd be coming back to the bloggy world tomorrow. But no. I decided you NEEDED these cookies. Like your life depended on it. 

This was my first time ever browning butter! Can you believe it?

Until a couple months ago, I didn't even know what browned butter was! {… And I call myself a food blogger. *gasp*} 

It was way easier than I thought! I was so paranoid about burning it though, so I called for my mother to be with me for this important milestone in my life. 

So I encourage you to take that extra step of browning the butter. WAY WORTH IT!

If you're looking for a tutorial on how to do it, I used this one from Simply Scratch. 

Great stuff. 

These cookies are just like your average sugar cookie with a few twists. They get a kick of vanilla with a whole three teaspoons of the stuff as well as some yellow cake mix, some added flavor from the brown butter, and a splash of color thanks to the beloved sprinkle. Chewy, cakey, and fluffy, I know you'll love them! 

Browned Butter Funfetti Sugar Cookies
2 c. flour
3/4 c. yellow cake mix
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 c. butter, browned and slightly cooled
3/4 c. granulated sugar
3/4 c. dark brown sugar
2 eggs
3 tsp. vanilla extract
3 tbsp. sprinkles {at the end I realized there weren't too many sprinkles. Feel free to add more!}

In a small bowl, combine the flour, cake mix, baking powder, and baking soda. In a large bowl, cream the browned butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla. Add in the dry ingredients and sprinkles. Stir until everything is combined. Wrap the cookie dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 5 hours or overnight. The longer, the thicker the cookie! Bake at 350ºF for 10-20 minutes. 

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  1. They look so cool! As a blogger, I know the feeling you get when there's a new comment on a recipe :)


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