Browned Butter Biscuits

Browned Butter Biscuits

For An Afternoon Treat – Browned Butter Biscuits

For something simple and effective for afternoon tea, these Browned Butter Biscuits are the go.  So easy to make and I bet you have all the ingredients already in your pantry and fridge.  So why use browned butter? Browning the butter takes baking these biscuits to a completely different level.  Instead of your basic butter biscuit dough you have a buttery richness that makes these biscuits super moreish.

I actually learned to make these in primary school when I was on a play date with a friend. We were old enough to make them from start to finish by themselves and I remember how I loved both making and eating them. I kept the recipe for years in a book I had made and it resurfaced much later for me to enjoy again.

Perfect with a cup of tea, on your own or with special people, Browned Butter Biscuits are delightful for a well earned break. Or include them as a lunchbox snack.  You can leave off the flaked almonds if nut allergies are an issue.  They are still delicious without them. If you like a garnish you could turn them into thumbprint cookies with a dollop of jam in the centre.

When just out of the oven these biscuits are soft and chewy.  They do go hard if you leave them to cool on a rack.  I find popping them into an airtight biscuit container while still a little warm helps them stay slightly soft.  If you like them that way.  They look very rustic because they crack on the surface but they keep their shape because they start as a ball of dough.

Enjoy these for a simple baked treat.

For an afternoon treat – Browned Butter Biscuits

Browned Butter Biscuits

Buttery deliciousness with a sweet richness you will love.

Course Baked Treat
Keyword Browned Butter Biscuits
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24
Author Jane Georgiades


  • 125 g butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups self raising flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • flaked almonds to garnish if using


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Gently melt the butter in a small saucepan and heat until frothy and browning. Allow to cool off the heat for a few minutes.

  2. Beat the butter and sugar together. Add the beaten egg and vanilla. Fold in the self raising flour.

  3. Take dessert spoon fulls of dough and roll in a ball. Place on baking sheets and flatten slightly. Gently press a few flaked almonds into each dough round.

  4. Bake in preheated oven for approximately 15 - 20 minutes until golden.

  5. Allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes on the tray before removing to a rack. Can be stored in an airtight container when slightly warm to help them stay soft.

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