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Monday, February 21, 2011

Soft Brown Sugar Cookies

These are the Best Ever Cookies on Pinterest! Make these Soft Brown Sugar Cookies and they will become a family favorite recipe in no time! It is an easy recipe, too! 
(One of the top pins on Pinterest!)

Here we go again!  Another brand-new up and coming cookbook release from Gooseberry Patch!  The next book to be released is Best-Ever Cookies Cookies 'round the calendar...yummy, easy-to-make favorites for all occasions! I was impressed by all the treats for our various American holidays as well as recipes shared from all over the world. 

Let's make this clear right up front, this cookbook isn't just about cookies!  It is full of cookies but you will also find fun "cookie" bars, beverages, brownies, cookies and more!  Many of the recipes came from "grandma" so you know that they have been around a very long time and taste tested by many mouths!

Here are the tasty chapters and some on my "must bake" list:

*Cookie Jar Classics- Ethan's Ugly Cookies, Easy Coconut Macaroons, Best Lemonade Ever, Soft Brown Sugar Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting, Homemade Cocoa Brownies and Best-Ever Lemon Bars


*Holiday Cookies- Snowy Icicles, Chinese New Year Fortune Cookies (from JoAnn), Hazelnut Coffee Cookies, Blueberry Crumble Bars (from Vickie), Yankee Doodles, Witches' Bubbling Brew, Frosted Peppermint Melties, SinterKlaas Cookies, Frosted Sugar Cookies from blogger friend, Mommy's Kitchen and Caramel Delights


*All-American Cookies- Apeas Cookies, Penn Dutch Sand Tarts, Buttermilk Brownies, Coconut Mounds, Bananas Foster Bars, Down-East Whoopie Pies and Virginia Crick Tea


*Old-Fashioned Cookies-Mamaw's Candy Cookies, Torticas de Moron, ANZAC Biscuits, Roshky Hungarian Cakes, Hot Vanilla Nightcap (yum), Soft Molasses Cookies, Italian Love Knots, Swedish Heirloom Cookies Vickie's Sugar Cookies (yep from Vickie of Gooseberry Patch)

*Best-Ever Brownies & Bars- Pecan Pie Bars, Nebraska Brownies, Pineapple Goodie Bars, Tropical Mango-Banana Bars with Coconut Frosting, Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars, Fresh Rhubarb Bars and Quarterback Crunch Brownies


*Fast & Fun Cookies- Brown Derbies, Mochaccino Chip Cookies, Sunshine Orange Balls, Lemon Crinkles and Strawberry Skillet Beauties


*Light & Healthy Cookies- Good-for-You Chocolate Chip Cookies, Honeyed Granola Cookies, Cafeteria Peanut Butter Balls from blog friend Mommy's Kitchen, Sugar-Free Pumpkin Cookies, Splendid Mocha Coffee, Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies and Lemony Almond Macaroons


*Big-Batch Cookies- Cinnamon Crackles, Rosemary Sugar Cookies, Cowboy Cookies (yep JoAnn from Gooseberry Patch), Red White & Blue Cookies, Raspberry Meringue Kisses and Peanut Butter Bursts.

Hot Vanilla Nightcap 
1 c. low-fat milk
1 t. vanilla extract
1 t. sugar, 1/4 t. cinnamon, divided
Garnish: whipped topping

Directions:
Pour milk into a microwave-safe mug; stir in sugar, vanilla and 1/8 t. cinnamon.  Microwave on high for about 70-80 seconds, until hot but not boiling.  Top wit generous dollop of whipped topping and remaining cinnamon sugar.  One serving!
Soft Brown Sugar Cookies-these will MELT in your mouth! 

Ingredients:

2/3 c. butter, softened
1-1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla extract
2-1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 c. sour cream

Directions:

Blend together butter and brown sugar.  Add eggs, one at a time; blend well.  Add vanilla; beat until light.  In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with sour cream; mix well.  Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto non-stick or lightly greased baking sheets.  Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.  Remove to a wire rack; cool.  Frost with Browned Butter Frosting.  Makes 2 dozen

Browned Butter Frosting
1/4 c. butter
1-1/2 c. powdered sugar
2 T. Milk

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat until it turns golden.  Watch carefully as this will happen quickly. Remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and enough milk to make a spreading consistency.

Best-Ever Cookies: Cookies 'Round the Calendar...Yummy, Easy-to-Make Favorites for All Occasions!
*Don't forget to check out my other recipes, including the Cake Batter Martinis!


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