Brown Sugar Cookies

Simple and delicious, these Brown Sugar Cookies are reminiscent of a blonde brownie.

I seem to find myself on a cookie-making kick recently.  Through a combination of church events and a desire to bake, I’ve made four different kinds of cookies in the past week and a half.  Thankfully, Casey and I have had plenty of help eating said cookies.  (I’m glad for the help anyway; I’m sure my husband would have happily eaten them all without assistance.) 😉

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Husband:  “You’re making cookies??”  Me:  “Yep, they’re for church!”  Husband:  “For church?  Why don’t you ever make cookies for me?”

(Just for the record, I DO make cookies for him…)

Brown Sugar Cookies - KintheKitchen

I couldn’t decide what to name these cookies at first.  They were thrown together on a Sunday afternoon, with whatever ingredients happened to be in my cabinets at the time.  (I typically go grocery shopping on Mondays.)  I found myself out of oats, chocolate chips, and some other items, so I decided to experiment.  The result was a basic, but delicious cookie with a light, brown sugar flavor.  I’ll take it.

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Here, have a cookie.

Brown Sugar Cookies

  • Servings: about 3 dozen cookies
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  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened (not melted!)
  • 1 cup refined sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Lightly grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper and set aside.

In a large mixer bowl, cream butter and sugars together well mixed.  Add vanilla, eggs, and egg yolk, and beat until blended.  In a separate bowl, stir together flours, baking soda, salt, and cornstarch.  Add to creamed mixture, beating slowly until well combined.

Form dough into balls of about 2 Tablespoons each and place on prepared cookie sheets.  Bake for 10-14 minutes or until edges are turning golden brown.  Let cool briefly on pan before removing to cool completely on wire racks.

~K in the Kitchen


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