Cracked Brown Sugar Cookies……….

I have a new favorite cookie…….at least for now. 🙂 I came across this cookie some time ago. I don’t know what took me so long to make it, but am I ever glad I did. The recipe comes from

You know what a cookie monster I am. Well,  this is the best cookie that I have had in a very long time. These are the most buttery, sweet little gems. They are both crispy and chewy. Seriously. I could go on and on about how much I love these little babies. I love a good sugar cookie. I have a favorite recipe that I use when I am in the mood for a no fuss, simple sugar cookie. But these are made with brown sugar……..dark brown sugar. I am in love.

You must make these cookies. I promise you, you will make them again and again. It’s amazing how much the butter flavor comes through.

Please, please make these. Today. Now. If you’re at work, tell the boss that you must go home and bake cookies.You will be so happy!

Oh, I should let you know….these cookies are not only addicting, but they are very sweet. They are rolled in sugar too, which makes them even more sweet. After I made  the first batch, I didn’t roll them in sugar. They don’t need it. However, rolling the dough balls in sugar is what helps give it that super crackly surface.

Ok, that’s all. Go bake now.

Cracked Brown Sugar Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup DARK brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp cream of tartar

sugar for rolling (optional)

Heat oven to 350.
Beat the butter until light and fluffy. Add the sugars and beat for 2 minutes. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Gradually add to the creamed mixture but don’t overmix. Roll the dough into little balls (1 inch). Roll them in sugar and place on an ungreased, unlined baking sheet. CHILL for about 10 minutes.

Bake for 10-12 minutes. You may not notice the crackles at first, but as they sit and cool, the crackly surface will appear.

They are just as good day 2 or 3, as they are on day 1.

Makes about 5 dozen cookies.


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