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brown butter chocolate tart dough cookies

Brown butter chocolate tart dough cookies


This dough is very crumbly, much like scone dough, but it should come together. When rolling it and cutting the cookies, do so in batches if necessary.


  • ½ cup  unsalted butter (browned and refrigerated until solid again)
  • ½ cup + 1 Tbs confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • ¾ teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons to ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder (depending on how bitter you like it)


  1. In the bowl of a food processor, blend butter pieces, sugar, egg yolk and vanilla until just mixed.
  2. Add flour and cocoa and blend until it starts to come together. Don’t over mix.
  3. Form into a disk, transfer to a plastic bag, and chill for at least 1 hour or up to 3 days.
  4. Preheat oven to 350ºF
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to ¼ inch thick and cut with a cookie cutter of your choice.
  6. Transfer to a baking pan and bake for 15 minutes, until dry. Cool completely on wire rack and store in an airtight container.