Brown Sugar Cookies

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

Brown sugar cookies (2)

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.

Brown Sugar Cookies

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