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Brown Sugar Cookies

An Easter version of peanut butter blossoms made with brown sugar cookies and praline filled Easter eggs. I found these brown sugar cookies on Cook’s Illustrated. I love that site because all of their recipes are thoroughly tested. They’ve played with all the recipes and gotten them just right. I’d say they succeeded  again with this one. They fit perfectly with the praline eggs. Check it out:

Here’s what you need:

  • 14 tbs unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 cups + 2tbs flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 2 dozen mini Easter eggs

Here’s what you do:

  1. Heat 10 tbs of butter over medium high heat until melted. Continue to cook, swirling until butter has an amber colour and nutty smell (about 3 minutes). Remove from heat, pour into heat safe bowl, and add remaining 4 tbs butter, stirring till melted. Leave to cool for 15 minutes.
  2. Use the time to preheat oven to 175C (350F) and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Prepare shallow dish with 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup brown sugar. Use fingers to mix together.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk together dry ingredients (minus salt and remaining brown sugar).
  4. Add the remaining brown sugar and salt to butter bowl. Once combined add egg and egg yolk. Finally stir in dry ingredients until just combined.
  5. Roll dough into 24 balls, coat in sugar mixture and place on baking tray.
  6. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Do not over bake. Cookies will appear underdone. Cool for 5 minutes on baking tray. Press one egg into the center of each cookie. Transfer to wire rack to finish cooling.


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This entry was posted on April 4, 2012 by in Baking, Recipes and tagged , , , , , .

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