Sunday, 18 August 2013

Brown Sugar Cookies with Brown Sugar Frosting

Sugar, sugar, sugar. Can one go wrong with a healthy dose of brown sugar? The answer is no. Brown sugar is great for so much more than just a sweetener in your oatmeal! As I was scrolling the Pinterest this week, I stumbled upon brown sugar frosting that looked absolutely delicious, which was followed by a search for a vessel in which I could put said frosting on. This search brought me to the blog Cookies & Cups and all of the sudden I was in paradise.

This cookie is not only chewy and moist, it is tasty! So, try it out! Here is what you will need:

Cookie Dough:

  • 14 Tbsp. Butter (1 ¾ sticks)
  • 1 ¾ Cups Light Brown Sugar (packed)
  • 2 ¼ Cups Flour
  • ½ Tsp. Baking Soda 
  • ¼ Tsp. Baking Powder
  • ½ Tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. Vanilla

To Roll Cookie Dough Ball in:

  • ¼ Cup Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Light Brown Sugar


  • ½ Cup Light Brown Sugar (packed)
  • 3 Tbsp. Butter
  • ¼ Cup Milk
  •  2 Cups Icing Sugar

This recipe involves a little more work that your typical cookie recipe, but trust me, it IS worth it!

Here’s what to do:

  • Preheat the oven to 350ยบ and line your baking sheet with parchment paper. (This is my new favourite thing in the kitchen this summer)
  • Heat butter in medium saucepan over medium heat until it is a caramel brown colour. Swirl the saucepan to keep the butter from burning. Once caramel, set aside and let cool for 15 minutes.
  • Whisk together your flour, baking soda & powder, and salt in a bowl and set aside.
  • Once your butter is cooled, mix together with brown sugar in electric mixer until smooth.
  • Add egg, yolk and vanilla to electric mixer until smooth.
  • Add in your dry ingredients to the electric mixer bowl small bits at a time and blend well.
  • Roll cookie dough into balls, then roll in sugar mixture (1/4 cup sugar and ¼ cup brown sugar together in a bowl). I found the dough a bit sticky and the more I touched it the more the ball changed shape so I mixed it around in the sugar with a spoon.
  • Place balls 2 inches apart on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool while you work on the frosting.


  • Melt butter and brown sugar together in saucepan over medium heat, bring to a boil and cook for one minute. Remove from heat and cool for 10 minutes. 
  • Once cooled, beat in milk until smooth.
  • Add icing sugar a little bit at a time until desired consistency is reached. 
  • Spread on cookie. 
  • Enjoy!!! 

This cookie was a huge hit at our house among adults and children alike! I hope the opportunity arises for you to give it a try! 

Icingless Option for the Babe

**Disclaimer: As the theme has been going in recent weeks, this is not gluten-free, nor is it vegan.


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