Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Day 261: Brown Sugar Cookies

Yield: 12 cookies
Time (Start to Finish): 45 min

½ cup butter
¼ cup shortening
1 cup rounded brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp baking powder
pinch salt
1 cup chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 375F
2. In a bowl, cream the butter and the sugar until smooth and fluffy
3. Add the egg yolk and the vanilla
4. Mix the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt together. Add to the mixture and stir until combined
5. Add the chocolate chips
6. You can roll the dough or place balls of it on a cookie sheet. Flatten with your hand and bake for 10-12 min until they begin to turn brown

Rating: 4 strawberries
Notes: These can be nice, thick and chewy. I love thick cookies, sometimes, so try these out. Brown sugar cookies taste best with chocolate chips, and the touch of cinnamon, which I am noticing to be my trademark, seems to add a lot of flavor. You can leave the chocolate chips out and use the dough as a roll and cut out, and you can decorate them if you like. They are pretty tasty. We used to make a cookie like this when I worked at Magnolia, and I remember how hard it was to get it from the kitchen to the glass case…so many staff members trying to grab them! I would have to make extra in order to get a dozen for sale!

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