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Brown Sugar Cookies

A variation on the classic sugar cookie, these brown sugar cookies are just a little deeper and richer than its inspiration.–Gretchen Holt-Witt

LC Cookies In a Hurry Note

A batch of these brown sugar cookies takes less than an hour, start to finish. Uh, what are you waiting for?

Brown Sugar Cookie Recipe

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  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • Makes 4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 sticks (6 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 375˚F (190°C).
  • 2. Beat the butter and sugar in the bowl of a mixer fitted with a paddle until smooth and creamy. Add the egg and beat well. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Dump the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices in a separate bowl and mix well. Add to the butter mixture and beat on low speed until everything is incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and beat again.
  • 3. Drop large teaspoonfuls of the dough on a baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake until the edges of the cookies are just beginning to brown, 8 to 12 minutes. If you prefer crisp cookies, let them cool on the sheet; if you prefer soft, chewy cookies, transfer them to a wire rack to cool. Let the baking sheet cool completely between batches and repeat with the remaining dough.
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