Brown Sugar Cookies

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Sarah has baked a big batch of Brown Sugar Cookies and they are packaged up ready for Christmas gift giving. We were allowed to have a sample (for quality control purposes of course!) and they are delicious. They are my favourite type of cookie – crisp on the outside and chewy in the middle.

Brown Sugar Cookies


·         200 g (1 3/4 sticks) unsalted butter 

·         1 3/4 cups packed dark brown sugar 

·         2 1/4 cups plain (all purpose) flour 

·         1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) 

·         1/4 teaspoon baking powder 

·         1/2 teaspoon salt 

·         1 egg plus 1 egg yolk 

·         1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 

·         1/8 cup sugar 

·         1/8 cup dark brown sugar


1.  Preheat oven to 175° C (350°F) and line baking sheet with parchment paper. 

2.  Heat butter in medium frypan over medium heat until melted. While butter melts, slowly swirl the pan and continue to cook the butter until it becomes a nice, brown-caramel colour. Let cool for 15 minutes. 

3.  Whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl and set aside. 

4.  When butter is cooled mix 1 3/4 cup light brown sugar and browned butter with electric mixer until no lumps remain, about 30 seconds. 

5.  Add egg, yolk and vanilla and mix for another 30 seconds, until smooth. 

6.  Slowly add in your flour mixture and mix on medium-low until incorporated. 

7.  Combine remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup granulated sugar in a small bowl. 

8.  Roll cookie dough into balls and then roll in sugar mixture. 

9.  Place on lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart. 

10.Bake approx 10-12 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Transfer to wire rack to cool. 

(Recipe adapted from Cookies and Cups – Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies with Brown Sugar Frosting.)

We packaged the Brown Sugar Cookies in white tin tie bakery bags which have a coated lining. This keeps the cookies fresh and prevents any oils discolouring the bag.  Using our dymo embossing labelmaker we made a label that was adhered to a small shipping tag, and attached to the bag with a peg. We enclosed a piece of striped ribbon in the bag, and added a reindeer silhouette die cut (using Cricut December 25th Cartridge).

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  1. says

    I’m excited about trying these. I’m not a huge fan of regular sugar cookies, but I LOVE brown sugar, and I expect that these have more depth of flavor (if that makes any sense at all). Your blog is also lovely. Thanks for sharing!

  2. says

    I am trying to find youre recipie for the swirled brown and white cookies, the look so much fun.
    Would be a great thing to make with my 4 and 7 year old girls

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