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Brown Sugar Cookies

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  • Total Time: 14 minutes
  • Yield: 2 dozen 1x


  • 14 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 3/4 cups dark brown sugar (, packed, plus 1/4 cup for rolling)
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups plus 2 Tbsp. all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract


  1. Heat 10 tablespoons of the butter in a 10-inch stainless steel (not nonstick) skillet or saucepan over medium heat until melted, about 2 minutes. Continue to cook, swirling pan constantly until butter is dark golden brown and has nutty aroma, 1 to 3 minutes. Watch it carefully because it will all of a sudden turn brown.
  2. Remove from heat and pour into a large bowl. Add remaining 4 tablespoons of the butter and stir until melted. Set aside for about 15 minutes to cool.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  4. Combine granulated sugar and ¼ cup brown sugar in a bowl. Mix until well combined, set aside.
  5. To the cooled butter, add the 1 3/4 cup brown sugar into mixer and stir until there are no lumps.
  6. Add in egg, yolk and vanilla and mix until well combined.
  7. Add in flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt. Mix just until combined.
  8. Roll cookie dough into balls, about 2 Tbsp each.
  9. Roll into sugar mixture and place on baking sheet, about 2-inches apart.
  10. Bake until cookies are browned around edges and puffy in center, (centers will still look soft), about 12-14 minutes. Rotate cookie sheets halfway through baking.
  11. Cool cookies for 5 minutes and then transfer to cooling rack.
  • Cook Time: 14 minutes
  • Category: Cookies