Deliciously sweet and simple.
It’s often said that the simple things in life are best, and these sweet little cookies prove that point a million times over. They aren’t adorned with chocolate chips or nuts or dried fruit, rather, they shine with a straightforward butteriness that’s bumped up with just a hint of toffee flavor from the brown sugar. They’re soft and chewy and easy to make – no cookie cutters required!
The dough starts with plenty of butter and brown sugar that you cream together. There’s no white sugar here, just light brown sugar to bring in that subtle molasses flavor.
40m prep time
12m cook time
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar, for rolling
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer.
Scrape down sides of bowl, add egg and vanilla and mix until incorporated.
In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, salt, and baking powder. Add to butter mixture and mix until just combined.
Scoop dough out in 1 1/2 tablespoons and roll into balls. Roll balls in granulated sugar.
Place on baking sheet and flatten gently with a fork. Chill for 30 minutes, then bake until centers are set but cookie hasn’t browned, 10-12 minutes.
Allow to cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!