Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Frosted Brown Sugar Cookies

I made these cookies last year while I was experimenting for Christmas traditions, and as you can see, they've made a comeback this year. They are delicious. They are soft and the frosting is to die for. The frosting requires some cooling time, but even with that I had these cookies completely done within an hour and a half. They have a very deep flavor and are just wonderful. I hope you try them and share them! Enjoy!
Frosted Brown Sugar Cookies
by Loretta Patterson from Taste of Home Best Loved Cookies and Bars

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup sour cream
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Frosting:
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 cup powdered sugar

In a small mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Beat in egg and sour cream; mix well. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
For frosting, in a small saucepan, melt butter over low heat; add brown sugar. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Gradually add the milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar. Cool for 20-30 minutes. Frost cooled cookies.

1 comment:

Harold Pringer said...

I've been making these every Christmas Season for 5 years now; this year I played around with additions separately (dried cherries, dried cranberries, raisins, and walnuts), and each variety turned out great. Also, I want to say that the 1 cup of powdered sugar for the frosting seems to be just slightly too much for my liking; next time I will try about 7/8 cup.

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