Brown sugar cookies… they taste just like a blondie!


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.