Alton Brown Sugar Cookies – Delicious and Easy Sweetie Baking

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One of my all-time favorite desserts is Alton Brown’s Sugar Cookies. There is just something special about this sweet, slightly crunchy, and oh so delicious cookie. I’ve been making these cookies for almost 20 years and I never plan on stopping.

Ingredients: 3/4 cup butter, slightly softened. 1 cup brown sugar. Powdered white sugar, for glazing dough. Alton Brown Sugar Cookies also uses a combination of butter and brown sugar for flavoring. You can add any variety of different flavors, from chocolate to vanilla to nuts to cinnamon or lemon zest.

Use Vegetable Oil Instead Of Butter

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To make sure there are no problems with your sugar cookies when baking, use vegetable oil instead of butter. Although I don’t recommend using vegetable oil for the recipe, if you prefer your cookies to have that subtle butter taste, then use vegetable oil. If you’re not a fan of vegetable oil, you could also use margarine, which is also fine.

It’s also nice to have a couple of different options in the sugar cookie recipes that you use. You can choose between using either eggs or butter. And you can also choose between using both sugar and cream in the recipe. If you are not a fan of either one of those choices, then feel free to omit them from your recipe.

They Can Be Made From Scratch

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The best thing about these recipes is that they can be made from scratch and then baked right at home. Of course, if you have a store bought mix or cookie dough, you can also use that in the same way. There is really nothing special about making your own sugar cookies.

For starters, you should use unsalted nuts in place of butter and try to incorporate more nuts into your recipe. Another good change to make would be to add more vanilla extract to your sugar cookie recipe. This will give it a bit more complexity and allow you to experiment with a range of flavors. Alton Brown also mentions adding some cranberries to the mixture as well. These change things up and give the cookies a unique flavor.

The Entire Process Will Be Rolling Out The Dough

The most important part of the entire process will be rolling out the dough. You can make your own homemade cookie dough by using either a pastry bag or a steel bowl. Then, using a food color and butter, you can give the mixture a reddish tint. You will also need some baking sheets or two to transfer the finished cookies to.

All in all, Alton Brown has given online users a great recipe for their sugar cookies. However, if you have never done this sort of thing before, you might want to go and get some help from someone who knows the basics of baking. Otherwise, you will end up making the same mistakes that you might have made when you were making traditional recipes, such as using the wrong amounts of butter and too much flour.


You will find the recipe for Alton Brown’s “Cookie” recipe included as a free recipe in his “The Art of Cookie Making” cookbook. While he claims that the recipe is easy enough to follow, he cautions that it is best suited for those who are not familiar with the different kinds of cookies and the different methods of preparing them. Since Alton’s cookies do take time to bake, you will want to have the ingredients sitting on your baking sheet waiting to be prepared.

First, you will need a large mixing bowl set at room temperature, a tablespoon of vanilla extract, approximately three eggs, and about two to three cups of all purpose flour. With these ingredients and your food coloring, you can begin to mix the wet ingredients together, followed by the dry ingredients. Once the dry ingredients are mixed, you will spoon the wet mixture into the mixer, which will beat the cookies just as it would a regular recipe.

After The Batch Is Completed Baking

When the wet mixture is done, you will spoon the dry mixture into the measuring cup, which will drop the cookies into the pan and allow them to cool completely. You can then cut off pieces of the cookie dough and store them in your freezer for an easier time making the next batch.

After the batch is completed baking, you will want to make sure that the pieces have cooled completely before removing them from the oven. After removing them from the oven, you will want to line the baking sheets with the teaspoon that has the powdered sugar. You will then use the food coloring and the powder from the dry ingredients to seal the tops of the cookies, as well as to give them the desired color.

Final Words

Alton Brown sugar cookies are great and delicious, especially when they come flavored with a delightful cinnamon flavor! If you choose to try this delightful alternative to standard white sugar cookie recipes, you should also consider trying the other two easy sugar cookie recipes that can be found on the Alton Brown website. These cookie recipes will give you both a cookie that is both aesthetically pleasing and full of flavor. With so many different recipes available, you will be sure to find one that suits your tastes perfectly!

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