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Brown Sugar Cookies

 Brown Sugar Cookies
I received this recipe some 40 years ago at a shower where the hostess asked each guest to share a favorite recipe. This was the most popular of them all. Dark brown sugar gives these cookies added richness.
33 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup finely ground pecans
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • ICING:
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter, 1/2 cup sugar and brown sugar until
  • light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour,
  • pecans, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and
  • mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes or until easy to
  • handle.
  • Shape into 1-in. balls; then roll in remaining sugar. Place 2 in.
  • apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a glass dipped in
  • sugar. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly
  • browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • For icing, combine brown sugar and cream in a saucepan. Bring to a

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Brown Sugar Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • boil; boil and stir for 4 minutes. Remove from the heat. Sift
  • confectioners' sugar into the hot mixture; stir until combined.
  • Drizzle icing over cookies. Yield: 5-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 161 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 155 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.