Brown Sugar Cookies

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Why This Recipe Works

By replacing granulated sugar with brown sugar, we hoped to create a brown sugar cookie with a crackling crisp exterior, a chewy interior, and a flavor that screamed “brown sugar.” We found that a few refinements were needed to get us there...

Why This Recipe Works

By replacing granulated sugar with brown sugar, we hoped to create a brown sugar cookie with a crackling crisp exterior, a chewy interior, and a flavor that screamed “brown sugar.” We found that a few refinements were needed to get us there: Rolling the dough balls in a combination of brown and granulated sugar and adding a healthy amount of vanilla and table salt gave us a good crust; melting the butter instead of creaming it produced the chewiness we were after; and browning the melted butter added a complex nuttiness to the brown sugar cookie recipe.

Brown Sugar Cookies