Brittle Brown Sugar Cookies

Oxmoor House
about 5 dozen


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1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon water
5 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup finely chopped pecans


Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Dissolve soda in water. Add to creamed mixture, mixing well. Combine next 3 ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture, mixing well. Stir in lemon juice and pecans. Shape dough into a ball. Cover and refrigerate 45 minutes.

Turn dough out onto a floured surface, and roll to 1/8-inch thickness; cut dough with cookie cutters. Place on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 8 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

Created date

February 2010