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Brown Sugar Cookies

A wooden table with a pink gingham bag with 7 brown sugar cookies in it and a label.
This amazing brown sugar cookie is a variation of the classic sugar cookie, adding dark brown sugar, cinnamon, and ginger. Just try and keep the kids away.
Gretchen Holt-Witt

Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins
Total 45 mins
Dessert
American
48 servings
68 kcal

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 sticks (6 oz) 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 

  • Preheat the oven to 375˚F (190°C).
  • 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.
  • 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.