As the weather begins to cool down, I will start sharing winter-inspired recipes, starting with chewy brown sugar cookies! These are simple yet elegant, small but delectable, and straightforward but nonetheless extravagant – clearly these cookies evoke a lot of emotion. One thing is for sure, however, which is that this recipe is unequivocally a crowd pleaser. These would make a great addition to any holiday party!
Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies
-2 cups flour
-1 tsp. baking soda
-1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch
-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
-1/4 tsp. salt
-3/4 cup butter, melted and slightly cooled
-1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
-1 egg, at room temperature
-2 tsp. vanilla extract
-1/3 sugar, for rolling dough
1. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cornstarch, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together melted butter and brown sugar until smooth. Mix in egg. Add vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture, and mix until all ingredients are well incorporated.
3. Cover dough and chill in the fridge for 2 hours, or up to 3 days.
4. Preheat oven to 325ºF and line two baking pans with parchment paper.
5. Take the dough out of the fridge and let come to room temperature for about 10 minutes.
6. Pour the remaining sugar into a bowl. Take 2 tablespoons of dough, roll it into a ball, and lightly coat in sugar.
7. Bake cookies for 8 minutes, then remove from oven and gently press the tops of each cookie with the bottom of a spoon. Bake for additional 1-2 minutes.
8. Let cookies cool completely. Cookies stay fresh for up to 1 week at room temperature.