Brown Sugar Cookies

Brown Sugar Cookies
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Makes 42 cookies| Hands-On Time: | Total Time:

Ingredients

  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350° F. With an electric mixer, beat the butter, brown sugar, and ¼ cup of the granulated sugar on medium-high speed until creamy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the vanilla, salt, and ¼ teaspoon of the cinnamon and beat until combined. Reduce the mixer speed to low and gradually add the flour, mixing just until combined (do not overmix).
  2. On a small plate, stir together the remaining 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon.
  3. Shape the dough into balls (about 1 teaspoon each). A few at a time, roll the cookies in the cinnamon sugar to coat and place on baking sheets, spacing them 1 inch apart. Bake, rotating the baking sheets halfway through, until puffed and golden, 10 to 12 minutes. (Cookies will deflate somewhat.) Cool slightly in the pans, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Storage suggestion: Keep the cookies at room temperature, between sheets of wax paper in an airtight container, for up to 5 days.
By December, 2011

Nutritional Information

  • Per ServingServing Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories 62
  • Fat 3g
  • Sat Fat 2g
  • Cholesterol 9mg
  • Sodium 24mg
  • Protein 1g
  • Carbohydrate 7.5g
  • Sugar 3.5g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Iron 0mg
  • Calcium 4mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

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The dough can be refrigerated, tightly wrapped, for up to 4 days. Increase the baking time to 12 to 14 minutes.

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