Brown Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies with a praline flavor are a wonderful treat anytime. Give the cookies even more flavor by substituting vanilla-butter-nut flavoring for the vanilla.

Makes: 36 cookiesHands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 2 hours 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 36 cookies

Ingredients

  • ⅔ cup vegetable shortening
  • ⅔ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • Mix shortening, butter, and sugars until creamy and light. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla to shortening mixture; blend well.
  • Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt; add to mixture. Blend well; blend in pecans.
  • Shape dough into 1½" diameter log. Wrap in wax paper; chill at least 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Slice dough ½" thick; place on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake 8–10 minutes. Cool completely.

Recipe Information

Makes: 36 cookies

Ingredients

  • ⅔ cup vegetable shortening
  • ⅔ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • Mix shortening, butter, and sugars until creamy and light. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla to shortening mixture; blend well.
  • Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt; add to mixture. Blend well; blend in pecans.
  • Shape dough into 1½" diameter log. Wrap in wax paper; chill at least 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Slice dough ½" thick; place on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake 8–10 minutes. Cool completely.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories150
Total Fat8g
Saturated Fat3g
Cholesterol20mg
Sodium105mg
Total Carbohydrate18g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars10g
Protein2g