Brown Sugar Cookies

Recipe by velorutionista
YIELD: 48 cookies




  • Heat a nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add 10 tablespoons butter and melt. Continue to cook, stirring constantly with a spatula till butter browns, about 4 minutes. Watch carefully so butter does not burn.
  • Remove skillet from heat and transfer browned butter to medium mixing bowl. Add remaining 4 tablespoons butter and stir to melt; let sit for 15 minutes to cool.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F and place rack in the middle. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a shallow dish, combine granulated sugar and 1/4 cup packed brown sugar; set aside.
  • Whisk together flour, baking soda, and baking powder; set aside.
  • Add remaining 1-3/4 cups packed brown sugar and salt to bowl with cooled butter; mix well (till no lumps remain). Add egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and mix till fully incorporated.
  • Add flour mixture and mix till just combined, about a minute.
  • Form dough into balls, about 3/4 inch in diameter (about 1 tablespoon each). Roll balls in reserved sugar mixture, coating well. Place on prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart (they will spread a bit when baked).
  • Bake one sheet at a time, till cookies are browned and still puffy and edges have just begun to set, about 12 minutes. Cookies will look underbaked. Do not overbake.
  • Remove cookies from oven and cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack and cool to room temperature.