Brown Sugar Cookies

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Appears in
The Art of the Cookie

By Shelly Kaldunski

Published 2011

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To create the perfect holiday cookie, add one teaspoon each of freshly ground cinnamon and allspice and a pinch of freshly ground nutmeg to the flour mixture.


  • cups (14 oz/440 g) all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
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  1. In a bowl, whisk together the 2 ¾ cups flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 2–3 minutes. Add the egg and molasses and beat on low speed until the egg is completely incorporated. Beating on low speed, slowly add the flour mixture and continue to beat un