Brown Sugar Butter Cookies

Buttery cookies made with brown sugar. These chewy Brown Sugar Butter Cookies are an easy dessert to make! If you love sugar cookies.

Makes 24 Prep 40m  Cook 12m


  • 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


  1. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer.
  3. Scrape down sides of bowl, add egg and vanilla and mix until incorporated.
  4. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, salt, and baking powder. Add to butter mixture and mix until just combined.
  5. Scoop dough out in 1 1/2 tablespoons and roll into balls. Roll balls in granulated sugar.
  6. 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.
  7. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

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