Saturday, October 15, 2011

Brown Sugar Cookies

My recommendation is that you make these cookies right now.  Just drop whatever you're doing and bake up a batch.  You most likely have all the ingredients in your pantry and it won't be long before you are enjoying one of the most wonderfully delicious cookie recipes ever.  Seriously, these are one of my new favorite cookies- like a cross between sugar cookies and molasses crinkles, they are chewy, buttery, and unbelievably tasty... especially when still warm... not that I would know that or anything- I mean I'd never, ever eat 4 straight off the cookie sheet....

Brown Sugar Cookies
from Joy the Baker, originally from Epicurious
Makes 2 1/2 dozen

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 1/2 sticks (6 ounces) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 large egg

1. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and ginger in a medium bowl, and set aside.
2. In a stand mixer mix together the brown sugar and butter on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 to 5 minutes.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add the egg and vanilla extract, and beat on medium speed for one more minute.
3. Add the dry ingredients all at once to the sugar mixture, and beat on low speed just until the dough comes together and the flour disappears.  Stop the mixer, and finish incorporating the ingredients with a spatula.  Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and place a rack in the center.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.  Dollop tablespoon balls of dough on the baking sheets, and couple of inches apart from each other.
5. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly browned around the edges.
6. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  • The cookies will last about 5 days if stored in an airtight container.


  1. i will definetely try these cookies! Sugar cookies and molasses cookies, oh my how awesome. And no I would never, ever eat 4 cookies off the tray either :) as for the chocolate chips, i LOVE the perfect chocolate chips from cook's illustrated. I just yesterday made a copy of the recipe Jaques Torres's Secret Chocolate Chip Cookies and want to try them. let me know which ones you try.

  2. I have a huge list of cookies that keeps on growing- and so far I've tried both the Cook's Illustrated one and Jacques Torres's one from the New York Times... both were fantastic, but I'm thinking the Cook's Illustrated one is better... I'm going to have to make more of each to ultimately decide though :)