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Brown Sugar Cookies

on September 16, 2015

The recipe for today is another one comes from one of Grandma’s sisters. These cookies are so good! I love the little tip at the end where they tell you that you can make the dough into rolls and keep them in the freezer to pull out and bake when you are short on time or just need a little bit of deliciousness.

Brown Sugar Cookies

Brown Sugar Cookies 2

Love these!

Here is the recipe as I made it:

Brown Sugar Cookies

Mix together:

1 cup butter

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Scant 2 teaspoons cream of tartar

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 cups flour

Chill for 1 hour.

Roll in balls and roll balls in sugar.

Bake on ungreased baking sheet at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.


This is a soft dough, so it is important to chill the dough and firm it up.


Roll the balls in sugar.


They get crackled and golden.


These cookies seriously melt in your mouth.


If I were you, I would make these AND make a second batch to put into the freezer for baking later. These are one of my new favorites! They’re unbelievably good. Really.





2 responses to “Brown Sugar Cookies

  1. […] very best and favorite! I have made several kinds of sugar cookies here on Plenty Sweet Life: Brown Sugar Cookies, White Cookies, Orange Sugar Cookies, and No Roll Sugar Cookies. They’ve all been just a […]

  2. […] #2 are just one more in the long line of them. You can find the recipes here for Sugar Cookies, Brown Sugar Cookies, White Cookies, Orange Sugar Cookies, Rolled Butter Cookies That Never Stick, No-Roll Sugar […]

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