Feb 6, 2012

Brown Sugar Cookies

Sometimes all you want or need in life are the simple things.  Peanut butter and jelly (although no more peanut butter in this house), a brownie, a quiet afternoon...you know, easy, but still perfect.  Such was the case with these cookies.  I just wanted something easy yet still sweet and fulfilling.  And wouldn't you know it, as soon as I opened my Google Reader this recipe from Carrie's Sweet Life was sitting right there? It was fate, I tell you.  :)

There isn't anything taxing about these cookies (except that they do need to chill for a little while).  They are sweet, chewy, soft little goodies that will quickly disappear.  Have cold milk at the ready.

Brown Sugar Cookies
Printable Version

1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1¼ cups firmly packed browned sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt

1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add in the egg and vanilla beat until mixed together, scrape down sides as needed. Add flour, baking soda and salt. Mix only until combined.
2. Place dough onto a piece of plastic wrap and shape into a disc. Wrap tightly and refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours or up to overnight.
3. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350°F and line baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
4. Shape dough into 1-inch balls or use small cookie scoop. Place 2-inches apart onto prepared baking sheets.
5. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 2-3 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

adapted from Carrie's Sweet Life, originally from Crisco


Myfudo said...

They look crisp and crunchy...I love the distinctive flavor of brown sugar. Even in my coffee. Thanks!

Julie Martin said...

I made these tonight. They are amazing. Thanks for the recipe!

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