Brown Butter Popcorn Cookies

These delicious cookies are for my friends in Kentucky… thank you for always reading.

Brown Butter Cookies

I love making brown butter cookies. You know why? Because they are so much MORE than regular cookies. I like the complexity of the flavors you can only create by adding an ingredient that’s partially burnt.

Brown ButterHere’s how you make brown butter… put butter in a pan and burn it. Once it’s burned, turn off the heat. Strange, right?

Don’t forget to leave out the bits and pieces that are left in the bottom when you add it to the recipe…



Wahlaa! Delicious brown butter. Ready to use in your cookies.

Every once and awhile I get good ideas. I was looking at another popcorn cookie recipe that used regular butter, when I thought of the brown butter.The more I thought about it, the more I liked it.

Brown Butter + Chocolate Chip + Oatmeal + Popcorn = ?!?!?!

I was not disappointed. AND, I’ve gotten really great reviews from friends and family. In fact, they are so good that I had them for breakfast this morning. (Not recommended as a lifestyle behavior).

Anyways, point being – you can benefit from my cookie addiction because I only post truly amazing cookies.

Recipe: Brown Butter Popcorn Cookies

Popcorn Cookies

Makes 24 medium cookies


  • 1/2 C Butter, browned
  • 1/2 C Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 C Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 C Flour
  • 1/4 C Oat Flour (put oats into a food processor)
  • 1 1/4 C Oatmeal
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/3 tsp Salt (or a slightly heaping 1/4 tsp)
  • 1 C English Walnuts
  • 1/2 C Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 C popped Popcorn


  1. In a medium saucepan, add one stick of butter over medium high heat. Cook until browned and remove from heat.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl combine brown butter (without dredges), brown sugar, and white sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Mix well.
  3. Add flour, oat flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.
  4. Fold in old fashioned oats, walnuts, chocolate chips, and popcorn.
  5. Place on cookie sheets in slightly larger than 1 Tbsp size balls.
  6. Cook in preheated oven at 375 degrees F for 8-9 minutes.

Popcorn Cookies

A Note to the Diabetics: You, too, can have delicious cookies. It’s okay that they’re made with REAL sugar. You just have to know how much it costs (in carbohydrates) and count them into your budget. These cookies actually ended up being very low in carbohydrates.

1 Medium Cookie = 13 grams of carbohydrate and 130 calories. 

Last but not least… pack up a bag of some of these cookies to send to your friends. These particular cookies made their way to Kentucky yesterday. I hope you all enjoyed them.

Package of cookies

4 thoughts on “Brown Butter Popcorn Cookies

  1. No worries! It’s not really a diet at this point, it’s a lifestyle change. I had a small amount of the cookies and I still lost 1.8 pounds this week. ;)

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