Brown Sugar Cookies

My mom was in town recently, and she brought me a bag of brown sugar from Sam’s. Now that she has gone home I have 7 lbs of brown sugar lurking in my pantry, waiting, watching, wondering what can anyone do with that much brown sugar. Brown sugar cookies, bisatch! They are light, too, and way tasty.

I think you could substitute brown sugar for sugar in any sugar cookie recipe, but this is the one I used:

1 cup all purpose flour

1/4 t baking soda

1/4 t kosher salt

1/4 cup butter, softened

2/3 cup packed brown sugar

1 t vanilla extract

1 large egg white

  • Sift together flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl, and set it aside. Cream butter in sugar in a mixer until fluffy, or as fluffy as brown sugar will get. Add vanilla and egg white, and beat well. Add flour mixture. Stir until well blended. Turn dough out onto wax paper, and roll it into a 6 inch log. Wrap log in wax paper, and freeze it for 3 hours (until very firm).
  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Cut log into 1/4 inch disks, and place 1 inch apart on parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from pan to cool. Yield: about 2 dozen cookies Calories: 60 per cookies & 2 grams of fat
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