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Brittle Brown Sugar Cookies

Yield about 5 dozen


  • 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

How to Make It

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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