I’ve been trying to make cookies for a friend at work who has a dozen dietary restrictions, so she finally said to just make sugar cookies without the chocolate chips. So I made cookies!
I altered this recipe from one on AllRecipes.com <<insert copyright disclaimer here>> to match my needs. This is also an easy recipe to swap out with GF flour for the Celiac in your life.
Brown Sugar Peppermint Sugar Cookies
- 2 cups AP flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp finely ground sea salt*
- 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted*
- 1 cup packed light-brown sugar**
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 2 drops Peppermint flavoring
- 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
- Preheat oven to 325 F with a rack in the center of the oven and line a 9 x 13″ cookie sheet with parchment.
- Sift together your flour, baking soda, and salt into a medium bowl. Set aside.
- Melt your butter (for best results, cut into small slices/cubes first). I just put this in a pyrex measuring cup and microwave 30 seconds.
- In a mixing bowl, cream together your butter, sugar, and brown sugar until well combined. Mixture will look relatively wet, but not be dripping.
- Beat in the vanilla extract, peppermint flavoring, and eggs (remember to remove 1 egg white) until well combined.
- Measure 1 Tbsp of dough, roll into a ball, and place 12 on the baking sheet, evenly spaced.
- Bake for 8-11 minutes/dozen cookies. Rotate the cookie sheet halfway through the cooking time (they will look like smooth oozlings here, but they’ll fall into shape later).
- Cookies will appear cracked and puffy when pulling them out, but they will flatten with cooling. Leave cookies on the sheet 2-5 minutes to set before moving to a wire rack to cool.
- Enjoy your cookies! Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
*If you are using/only have salted butter, I recommend cutting the amount of salt in half or removing it entirely, based on your own dietary needs.
**For a little more of a “brown sugar” taste, you can add 1Tbsp straight molasses into the mix between creaming the sugars and adding the flavorings.