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Brown Sugar Cookies

by Clean Plate Club member Liza Hawkins

Brown sugar cookies are the perfect addition to my daughter’s lunch box or for a treat after dinner. I may have also had a warmed brown sugar cookie (or four) with my hot tea during Downton Abbey last week. View this recipe’s blog post.

Ready in: Level: Easy
Prep: Cook: Yields: 48 cookies


  • 2 3/4 c flour

  • 1 t baking soda

  • 1/2 t baking powder

  • 1/4 t salt

  • 1 c light brown sugar (packed)

  • 1/2 c sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1/3 c Stonyfield Greek Nonfat Plain Yogurt

  • 1 c butter (softened)


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Step 2

Cream the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar together in the bowl of a stand mixer fit with the paddle attachment for 3 minutes on medium-high speed. Add the egg and the yogurt, and continue mixing for another 2 minutes.

Step 3

Sift the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder together in a separate bowl. With the mixer set on low, slowly add the flour mixture into the butter mixture about 1/2 cup at a time (just eyeball it), letting each pour of flour incorporate fully before adding the next.

Step 4

Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and set them 2-inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Step 5

Bake the brown sugar cookies for 10 to 12 minutes until they're golden brown around the edges, and then remove the cookie sheets from the oven.

Step 6

Allow the cookies to rest for a minute before removing them to wire racks to cool completely.