Sunday, April 13, 2014

Brown Sugar Cookies with a Browned Butter Frosting

If you haven't already noticed I think I have a massive sweet tooth going on lately and I just want to bake everything! Sweet, salty, or savory I just wan't to bake them all. I think I may have Spring fever and I'm just going stir crazy. Regardless, these brown sugar cookies are a must any season.


  • 14 tablespoons (7 ounces) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (10 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Frosting Ingredients:
  •   1/2 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  •   3 tablespoons butter
  •   1/4 cup milk
  •   2 cups sifted powdered sugar

                Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  1. Stir butter, 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, and salt in a large bowl until combined. Stir in egg and vanilla until combined. Add flour, baking powder, and baking soda to bowl and stir until combined.
  2. Scoop 1/4 cup sized balls of dough onto baking sheets (7 to 8 per pan). .Bake until tops have puffed and cracked, and edges are golden, 9 to 11 minutes, rotating pans from top to bottom and front to back halfway through baking. Let cool on pans for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool.
  3. For Icing:
  1. Combine brown sugar and butter in small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Bring to a boil and continue cooking 1 minute. Remove from heat and cool for 10 minutes. Mixture will slightly thicken.
  3. With hand mixer beat in milk until smooth ( I just used a whisk). Slowly add in powdered sugar until spreadable consistency.
  4. Spread approx 1 teaspoon on each cookie.

They came out shaped kinda wonky but they taste fabulous so that's fine in my book!

Until our next dish, Rachel.