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Brown Butter Ginger Cookies

Brown Butter Ginger Cookies

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 10 min prep
Clock Icon for Prep Time 25 min total
Person Icon for Serving Size 6 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 9 ingredients

These cookies were initially a crumb topping for our delicious Ginger Pots De Creme...


  • 5 ounces unsalted butter
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons fresh finely grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 egg whites
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Nutrition Facts


298 cals


20 g

Saturated Fat

12 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

5 g


28 g


12 g


2 g


4 g


82 mg


  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Continue to cook, stirring constantly until deep golden brown, about 8 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and transfer butter to a small bowl. Let it cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. Combine whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, and baking powder in a medium bowl and set aside.
  4. In another bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter, light brown sugar, and salt until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add ground ginger, grated ginger, vanilla extract, and egg whites, and mix until well combined. Add flour mixture and mix until just incorporated. Do not over-mix.
  5. Drop two tablespoons of batter per cookie on prepared baking sheet, leaving space between cookies. Bake for 15 minutes or until edges are brown. Transfer cookies onto a wire rack to cool completely.

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