Brown Butter Snickerdoodle Sandwich Cookies

Brown Butter Snickerdoodles with Dulce de Leche Buttercream Filling | Pale Yellow

There was a quart of leftover dulce de leche swiss meringue buttercream in my freezer from the tres leche cupcakes.  It called my name for a week before I used it to make these sandwich cookies.  Swiss meringue buttercream is my all-time favorite type of frosting and when you add an entire can of dulce de leche to it, there is no mistress more tempting.

Brown Butter Snickerdoodles with Dulce de Leche Buttercream Filling | Pale Yellow

This is not my first combination of dulce de leche and cinnamon, but this version is all homemade and doesn’t require a freezer.  There is just something about the spicy cinnamon and smooth, caramel flavor that calls my name and excites my taste buds.  To me, this is a purely adult taste profile, much too sophisticated for the kiddos.  These were thoroughly enjoyed by all adults present.

Brown Butter Snickerdoodles with Dulce de Leche Buttercream Filling | Pale Yellow

I made these cookies on this particular Saturday because Andrea’s parents were in town visiting.  I like people to like me, and baking them something magically delicious is a sure fire way to make people like you.  Perhaps I should try bringing cupcakes with me on dates.  Would you fall in love with a lady who brought you cupcakes on a first date?  Are there any straight, single men who read this blog?  What do you think?!?!

Brown Butter Snickerdoodles with Dulche de Leche Buttercream | Pale Yellow

Needless to say, Andrea’s parents like me!  Impressing lovely, Midwestern parents is one of my favorite hobbies, and I’m glad this was a success.  It’s hard not to like a chewy, cinnamon cookie sandwiched with a cool, creamy frosting.  It’s two cookies for the price of one, what’s not to love here!  You could totally enjoy the cookies without sandwiching them, but why would you when you can make a glorious cookie even more spectacular!

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Brown Butter Snickerdoodles with Dulce de Leche Buttercream Filling | Pale Yellow

Brown Butter Snickerdoodle Sandwich Cookies
Adapted from Bakergirl
Yield – 18 sandwich cookies, 36 cookies

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cup brown sugar {mix of light & dark}
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg + 1 yolk
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 tablespoon whole milk
1/2 cup sugar + 3 tablespoons cinnamon for rolling
Dulce de leche buttercream

  1. Brown the butter by placing it in a small saucepan.  Heat, whisk and watch until the butter is no longer yellow, but brown.  It takes about 8-10 minutes.  Transfer the browned butter to bowl to cool slightly.
  2. Sift together the flour, soda, cream of tartar, cinnamon and salt onto parchment paper, set aside.
  3. Add the sugars to the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment.  Mix to combine and then slowly add the butter.  Mix until all the sugar is moistened.
  4. Beat the eggs, vanilla, and milk together in a small bowl and then add to the butter/sugar mixture.  Beat on high to combine well.
  5. Turn the mixer to low and mix in the dry ingredients until just combined.  Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 ˚F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.  Mix together the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
  7. Use a 2-tablespoon scoop to portion the dough.  Roll each piece of dough into the cinnamon-sugar mixture and place on the cookie sheet with plenty of space between.  I fit 8 cookies per sheet.
  8. Bake for 9-11 minutes until the tops are puffy.  Let cool for a minute on the cookie sheet before transferring to a rack to cool completely.
  9. Spread about 1 1/2-2 tablespoons of frosting on one cookie, sandwich with a second cookie.

Brown Butter Snickerdoodles with Dulce de Leche Buttercream Filling | Pale Yellow

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6 responses to “Brown Butter Snickerdoodle Sandwich Cookies

  1. Irene

    Your pictures are beautiful and these look so delicous!

  2. I absolutely love sandwich cookies.

    Would you fall in love with a lady who brought you cupcakes on a first date? YES.

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