Tuesday, April 6, 2010
BROWN SUGAR COOKIES
Yield: 18 massive cookies
• 3/4 cups butter, softened
• 1 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
• 1/2 cup granulated sugar
• 1 egg, room temperature
• 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
• 1 teaspoon Penzy's real vanilla extract
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two cookie sheets or jelly roll pans with parchment paper. Cream butter and both sugars in the bowl of a stand mixer (or with a hand mixer). Add egg, vegetable oil and vanilla, and mix until incorporated.
In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt, and mix to combine. Add flour mixture to mixing bowl and mix until all ingredients just come together.
Portion dough into 18 balls using a medium scoop and place on cookie sheets about 2 1/2 inches to 3 inches apart. Bake for 12-15 minutes for chewy cookies, and 16 to 18 minutes for crunchy. The chewy cookies will be pale in color with crisp edges, while the crunchy ones will be a little more uniformly golden. Remove from oven, cool in pan for 5 minutes before placing on rack to cool completely. Store in airtight container.