Brown Sugar Cookies
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A recipe for a simple, crispy brown sugar and browned butter cookie.
Serves: 4 dozen
  • 14 T. (1¾ sticks) butter
  • 1¾ cup dark brown sugar, + 2 T. for rolling
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • 2 cups + 2 T. flour
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 2 T. sugar for rolling
  1. In a skillet on the stove, melt 10 T. butter and heat until brown, stirring constantly.
  2. Place melted butter into mixer bowl, and add remaining 4 T. butter, cut into small chunks. Stir to melt butter chunks, and allow to cool.
  3. Add salt and brown sugar, mix well. Scrape down sides of bowl.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  5. Add soda, baking powder, and flour. Mix just until incorporated. It should form a heavy dough.
  6. In a separate shallow dish, mix 2 T. each of sugar and brown sugar for rolling.
  7. Form dough into small balls, and roll in sugar mixture. Place on baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool, then store in an airtight container.
Recipe by Jens Favorite Cookies at