BROWN SUGAR COOKIES

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Rose Dailey

By
@daileysbaby

I won First Place in a holiday cookie baking contest with this recipe.

You can substitute regular granulated sugar for the colored sugar crystals.

My online cookbook:
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Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Serves:
makes 2 dozen
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 14 Tbsp
    unsalted butter - has to be the real stuff, not margarine
  • 1 3/4 c
    packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 c
    unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp
    unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 large
    egg
  • 1 large
    egg yolk
  • 1 Tbsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c
    red sugar crystals
  • 1/4 c
    green sugar crystals

How to Make BROWN SUGAR COOKIES

Step-by-Step

  1. Heat 10 tablespoons of the butter in a pan over medium-high heat until melted. Continue to cook the butter until it is browned a dark golden color and smells nutty, about 1 to 3 minutes.
    Transfer the browned butter to a bowl and stir the rest of the butter into the hot butter until it melts- let this rest for 15 min.
  2. Mix 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons of flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a bowl.
    Add the 1 and 3/4 cup brown sugar and salt to cooled butter and mix until there are no lumps. Add egg, yolk, and vanilla to butter mixture and mix well, then add flour and mix until just combined.
  3. Place the 1/4 cup red sugar crystals and the 1/4 cup green sugar crystals in separate dishes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Roll dough into balls about 1 and 1/2 inches in diameter. Then roll one dozen in the red sugar crystals and one dozen in the green sugar crystals. Place balls about 2-inches apart on parchment lined baking sheets.
  5. Bake sheets one at a time until cookies are puffy and lightly browned, about 12- 14 minutes. (The cookies will look slightly raw between some of the cracks and seem underdone, but be careful not to over bake.)
    Cool on sheet for about 5 minutes and then transfer to a rack to cool.

    (Makes 2 dozen cookies)

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About BROWN SUGAR COOKIES

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American




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