Have you ever had Brown Sugar cookies?! These things are amazing!
For all you sugar cookie lovers out there, get on over here and try this out.
Not only are these Brown Sugar Cookies loaded with flavor, they also have cinnamon and cardamom in them making for a super delicious, subtlety spiced bite that’s sure to please taste buds near and far.
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*Original recipe published March 2019. Recipe updated September 2020
Brown Sugar Cookies vs. White Sugar Cookies
Traditionally, sugar cookies are made with white sugar which produces a crispier cookie.
I wanted to vary it up a bit and throw some different flavor combos in there, ya know, to keep life interesting!
And this Brown Sugar Cookie does not disappoint.
It resembles a snickerdoodle in a way, however, the addition of brown sugar instead of white creates a moist (sorry for using that word!) and chewier cookie with notes of molasses.
The addition of cardamom brings a subtle spicy flavor combo to the cookie.
You can, of course, use all cinnamon instead of adding the cardamom, however, I highly recommend giving it a try.
Cardamom is a warm, very special spice that adds something really nice to this cookie.
And, let’s just talk about those crackled tops… Yum!
Rolling these Brown Sugar cookies in a combination of white sugar and brown sugar before baking helps create those beautiful crackled tops.
Meanwhile, the interior of these cookies remains oh-so-chewy due to all that brown sugar.
How to make Brown Sugar Cookies
Putting these cookies together is really simple.
Be prepared, however, the cookie dough does require at least two hours in the fridge before baking. So allow time for this when planning.
It all starts with melted butter. The melted butter helps produce the chewiness in this cookie.
We add one whole egg and one egg yolk for extra richness, then add in the dry ingredients.
Allow the dough to chill in the fridge for at least two hours before rolling the dough then rolling in a mixture of granulated and brown sugars then baking.
The time in the fridge is critical to allow the flour to properly hydrate and for the dough to develop more flavor.
Why are my Brown Sugar Cookies flat?
These Brown Sugar Cookies are flatter than other cookies, however, don’t let that fool you into thinking they’ll be too crispy.
The brown sugar helps these cookies retain moisture and, hence, remain chewy when baked.
There are recipes for Brown Sugar Cookies out there that call for adding corn starch to achieve thicker cookies.
I didn’t feel these cookies needed it. They are perfect just the way they are!
Can I substitute the Cardamom for another spice?
Now go forth and bake up some of these beauties! You’ll love ’em, and so will all your friends and family. Mine certainly do!
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Looking for more cookie recipes? Give these a try:
- Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cookies
- Sugar Cookie Bars
- Matcha Green Tea Shortbread Cookies
- Strawberries and Cream Cookie Sandwiches
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