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Amish Brown Sugar Cookies

Amish Brown Sugar Cookies: A Taste of Simplicity

  Amish Brown Sugar Cookies are a delightful example of simple, homestyle baking that’s both comforting and satisfying. These cookies are soft, chewy, and packed with the warm, inviting flavors of brown sugar and vanilla. Whether you’re sharing them with loved ones or enjoying them as a solo treat, these cookies capture the essence of traditional Amish baking. Let’s dive into the recipe and discover how to create these delightful cookies in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Additional granulated sugar for rolling (optional)

Instructions:

Preheat and Prepare:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Make the Cookie Dough: 2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened unsalted butter and brown sugar until it’s light and fluffy.

  1. Add the eggs and pure vanilla extract to the mixture. Beat until well combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until the dough comes together. Be careful not to overmix.

Shape and Bake: 6. If desired, you can roll spoonfuls of cookie dough into balls and coat them in granulated sugar for a slightly crispy outer layer.

  1. Place the cookie dough balls on the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  2. Flatten each cookie slightly with the bottom of a glass or the back of a fork.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.
  4. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Enjoy: 11. Once the cookies have cooled, serve and savor the sweet simplicity of Amish Brown Sugar Cookies.

Cook’s Notes:

  • These cookies are wonderfully versatile. You can add a handful of chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or even a pinch of cinnamon for a twist on the classic recipe.
  • For a chewier texture, slightly underbake the cookies, and they’ll continue to set as they cool.
  • Store your Amish Brown Sugar Cookies in an airtight container to keep them fresh.

 Amish Brown Sugar Cookies are a testament to the joy of simple, homestyle baking. With their rich, caramelized flavor and soft, chewy texture, these cookies are a delightful treat for any occasion. Whether you’re following tradition or creating new memories, these cookies are a sweet reminder that sometimes, the most satisfying flavors come from the simplest ingredients. So, indulge in the warmth of brown sugar and vanilla, and let these cookies become a staple in your kitchen.

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