Brown Sugar Cookies


So the weather outside is pretty crummy and I’ve been sitting at my computer all day doing work… I just needed a break, and something to lift my spirits. Why not cookies? Here we have my brown sugar cookies, they are super easy and taste just like a blondie.

Makes 12 cookies

2/3c Dark Brown Sugar
1/3c Light Brown Sugar
2tbsp Shortening
1 1/2tbsp Unsalted Butter, softened
1 Large Egg
1/2tsp Vanilla Extract
1c All Purpose Flour
1/4tsp Baking Powder
1/4tsp Salt
1c Confectioners Sugar

Heat oven to 350F

Mix the egg, shortening, softened butter, brown sugar and vanilla extract until it lightens and forms a thin mousse. In a separate bowl mix the flour, salt and baking powder. Add to the sugar mixture and mix until a dough is formed.

Put the confectioners sugar in a separate bowl.

Form your dough into 1 1/4 inch balls. Roll the them in the confectioners sugar until completely coated. Place the balls on a baking sheet and cook for 12-15 minutes, depending on your oven. Remove the sheets from the oven and allow to cool for a couple of minutes before removing the cookies. Cool them for another ten minutes on a wire rack or plate before serving.


Oh, and as far as pairings go… MILK.



Published by Derek Martin

Husband, dad, home cook, wine snob... lover of bacon. I have spent my entire adult life surrounded by fine food and fine wines, starting with fifteen years working at, or running, some of New Jersey's top restaurants, and now the last two years working for one of the top fine wine distributors in the United States. I have absorbed a ton of information on food, wine, pairings and techniques during those seventeen years, and I'd love to share what I've learned with you!

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