Monday, December 1, 2014

Brown Sugar Cookies

This is a tried and true recipe from long ago.  My boys always enjoyed these cookies at their friends' home...and brought the recipe home for me one day. Though they are a year-round 'lunchbox' kind of cookie...I like to make them at Christmas-time as well.  Create patterns by pressing the dough flat with the bottom of a fancy glass (or a vase, in my case) dipped in sugar.  The sparkling sugar crystals add a festive touch!

Brown Sugar Cookies
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  1. Combine melted butter and brown sugar.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until smooth.
  3. Add flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder and stir until combined.
  4. Form small balls of dough (3/4" diameter) and place on parchment lined baking sheet.
  5. Press down with bottom of fancy tumbler dipped in granulated sugar.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven.  Leave on pans for several minutes; then transfer to wire rack to cool.
  8. Yield: about 5 dozen cookies