Brown Sugar Cookies

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated March/April 2007, America's Test Kitchen TV

A chewy cookie with a crisp exterior and a big jolt of brown sugar flavor sounded easy to develop, but first we needed to understand the not-so-simple science of cookies.

SERVESMakes 2 Dozen Cookies

TIME1¼ hours, plus 20 minutes cooling

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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...

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