Brown Sugar Cookies

Crispy on the edges and soft in the middle, these cookies are quintessential childhood fare. The brown sugar gives them a fuller flavor than white and adds a richer taste to the cookies. If you don’t have any on hand (and are feeling ambitious) simply substitute 1 ¼ cups white sugar and 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon molasses.

Brown Sugar Cookies
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Serves: 4 dozen
  • ¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 ¼ cups dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place the butter and sugar in the bowl of a mixer fitted with a paddle and mix until smooth and creamy.
  3. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add the egg and mix well.
  4. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add the remaining ingredients and mix until everything is well incorporated.
  5. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix again.
  6. Drop large teaspoons of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake until the edges are just brown, about 8- 12 minutes.
  7. For crispy cookies, let cool on the sheet. Cool the cookie sheet between batches.