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Brown Sugar Cookies


These simple brown sugar cookies are crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. A favorite recipe from a family friend who is a caterer!


  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening (I used butter)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • sugar for rolling


  1. Cream sugars and shortening. Mix in the egg, then add dry ingredients.
  2. Use a cookie scoop to form nice round balls and roll each dough ball in white sugar. Don’t flatten.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.


My favorite time to eat them was 1) before they were baked, and 2) immediately after they were baked. For better or worse, after a few hours they will become more crispy, like a traditional sugar cookie.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: brown sugar cookies, cookie recipe, sugar cookie