Super Soft Sugar Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting

Yield 34 cookies

Recipe adapted from {Found from a popular pin on Pinterest.}


Super Soft Sugar Cookies

Browned Butter Frosting


Soft Brown Sugar Cookies

  1. Blend together the butter and brown sugar.
  2. Add the eggs, one at a time and blend well.
  3. Add the vanilla and beat everything until it’s light.
  4. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture alternately with the sour cream and mix it well.
  6. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto non-stick or lightly greased baking sheets.  Make sure to leave plenty of space between each as the dough spreads when it bakes.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for *14 minutes.  Remove the cookies to a wire rack and let them cool.
  8. Frost them with the Browned Butter Frosting.

Browned Butter Frosting

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat until it turns golden.  Watch it carefully as this will happen quickly.
  2. Remove the butter from the heat and stir in the powdered sugar and enough milk to make it a spreadable consistency.


*Please note:  We made this recipe at an elevation of over 5,000 feet.  The original recipe from said to bake the dough for 8 minutes and that the recipe would yield 24 cookies.  When we made these, the dough needed to be baked for at least 14 minutes and the recipe yielded 34 cookies, leaving about 8 without frosting on top.  I suggest checking the cookies while they bake and seeing what amount of time works best.

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