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Soft Brown Sugar Cookies Recipe

Soft Brown Sugar Cookies Recipe
Soft Brown Sugar Cookies Recipe
This Brown Sugar Cookies recipe bakes up a deliciously soft cookie! It’s now on my list of all-time favorites which, I must admit, is considerably long.

Frosted with brown butter frosting, they have suddenly become the favorite of Kid #1 too! Now that’s impressive.

I have no little hints or tricks this time. These are easy to whip up and do not require any dough refrigeration beforehand. Now that’s a sugar cookie I can love!

Soft Brown Sugar Cookies Recipe

Brown Sugar Cookies

Rating: 51

I found this website while scouring the web. Unfortunately, the site seems to have disappeared!

Good thing I kept my notes and can store it here on little Indiana.


  • 2/3 Cup Butter or Margarine, Softened
  • 1 1/2 Cups Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • Frosting:
  • 1/4 Cup Butter or Margarine
  • 1 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract (my addition)
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk (more or less)


  1. Mix together Butter and Brown Sugar in mixer bowl.
  2. Add in Eggs one at a time, beat well.
  3. Add in Vanilla Extract.
  4. Combine Dry Ingredients.
  5. Add to mixer bowl alternating with Sour Cream.
  6. DO NOT overbeat.
  7. Drop dough by tablespoons onto greased cookie sheet (I used parchment paper and a 3 Tablespoon Cookie Dough Scoop).
  8. Bake 350* for 8-12 minutes depending on your oven and the size of your cookies.
  9. Cool.
  11. Melt Butter.
  12. Once it turns golden, quickly remove from heat and stir in Powdered Sugar and Vanilla (if using).
  13. Add in Milk as needed to reach your desired consistency.
  14. Frost cooled cookies.

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Jessica Nunemaker is the little Indiana owner and Host of a little Indiana segment state-wide on PBS. Sometimes, she even sleeps. You'll usually find Jessica gallivanting around Indiana towns (population 15,000 and less) with her husband, Jeremy, and two boys (ages 9 and 5) in tow in search of where to stay, play and eat in small towns across the state! Small towns: destinations, not drive-thrus!

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