Brown Sugar Cookies

By 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: 30 mins

Level: Easy

Prep: 18 mins

Cook: 12 mins

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)
  • directions

    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.

    make it with yogurt instead!