Brown Sugar Cookies

Brown Sugar Cookies :: Zim on a Whim

If you are looking for an easy cookie recipe and something a little different than the usual, try this one! The cookies stay nice and soft and have a light texture…they just melt in your mouth!

I made these cookies to take to a friend’s son’s Communion party and they were so good that I had to make more for us! The first time I tried them I used light brown sugar. When I made them the second time, I used dark brown sugar. I liked them a little better that way. It was a subtle difference, but a difference nonetheless. Use whichever you have on hand, but if you are buying some for this recipe, I recommend using the dark brown sugar.

FYI: The dough is very light and fluffy. At first I thought I forgot to add something! I guess it’s due to the combination of butter and shortening. Using a cookie scoop will help to make the cookies uniform in size and shape, but if you don’t have one don’t worry about it.

Brown Sugar Cookies :: Zim on a Whim

Brown Sugar Cookies
Ingredients:
1/2 cup Crisco All-Vegetable Shortening
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1  and 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar (I recommend dark brown)
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Beat shortening, butter, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla in a medium to large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy.
3. Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt.
4. Gradually add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture, beating on low speed until well blended.
5. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. (A cookie scoop comes in handy here.) Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet. (I use parchment paper to line my baking sheets.)
6. Bake 12-14 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on baking sheet 2 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
Makes a little over 4 dozen.
{Recipe courtesy of Crisco}

Hope you give them a try! Like I said, they come together easily and everyone will love them!
Micha

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6 thoughts on “Brown Sugar Cookies

  1. Your cookies are beautiful! I have a feeling that I would sample way too many of these before I even offered them to my family. Thank you for sharing the recipe…bookmarking for my “must try list!”

    • So I will eat them in a box.
      And I will eat them with a fox.
      And I will eat them in a house.
      And I will eat them with a mouse.
      And I will eat them here and there.
      Say! I will eat them ANYWHERE!
      COOKIES!!!! 🙂

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