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Frosted Brown Sugar Cookies

Rated as 4.52 out of 5 Stars

"These old-fashioned, cake-like cookies are sweet and buttery. They pair equally well with a glass of cold milk or a cup of hot coffee."
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Ingredients

30 m servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. 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.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. 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 the heat. Stir in confectioners' sugar. Cool for 20-30 minutes. Frost cooled cookies.

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Most helpful positive review

These tasted great! The only problem I had was with the frosting. If you let it rest for 20min, it becomes solid and clumpy! I had to microwave it in order to be able to spread it on the cook...

Most helpful critical review

I love brown sugar, but not these cookies.

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These tasted great! The only problem I had was with the frosting. If you let it rest for 20min, it becomes solid and clumpy! I had to microwave it in order to be able to spread it on the cook...

These were a huge hit at our church pot-luck lunch. I undercooked them slightly and they absoultley melt in your mouth!

These cookies turned out amazing! I followed the recipe exactly and only one issue: If you wait 20 minutes for the frosting to cool, it'll be way too stiff to spread onto the cookies. I suggest ...

These are soo good! They do have a cake like texture but it was exactly what i was looking for. I had some of these from an amish bakery a few years back and have searched for a recipe that ta...

I was looking for a frosting, and this one was perfect!!

Loved these soft, cakey cookies! The brown sugar gave them a little more of a chocolate-chip-cookie-dough taste - I may try them next time as a base for M&M cookies. I skipped the glaze and us...

Made these cookies tonite for my husband and son and they absolutely loved them! I took the suggestion of another user and used a vanilla glaze instead of the suggested brown sugar glaze and the...

This recipe is awesome!!!! My grandma always made me brown sugar cookies when I was a kid, somehow the recipe was lost and we haven't been able to find the recipe or anything like it in years an...

I love brown sugar, but not these cookies.