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Brown Sugar Slice & Bake Cookies

Perfect for anyone who needs a really simple Christmas cookie recipe or wants to ship cookies to their friends and family. 



  • 1 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Jam, buttercream, melted chocolate, or colourful sugar, for decorating


  1. In a large bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer, cream the butter, brown sugar, and sugar until light and fluffy, about two minutes. Add in the vanilla extract and egg white and beat well to combine.
  2. Whisk the flour, salt, and baking soda in a separate bowl.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the butter and sugar mixture until combined.
  4. Scatter the sanding sugar or nonpareils into a shallow dish. Divide the cookie dough into four equal pieces, roll each into a five-inch-long log, and roll in the sugar or sprinkles, pressing to adhere and ensure the outside is well covered. Wrap each log in plastic wrap and chill the cookie dough in the refrigerator for at least four hours, or place it in the freezer for up to two months.
  5. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. If the cookie dough is frozen, place it on the counter for 10 minutes while your oven heats up to make slicing easier. Slice each log into twelve equal rounds and place on the baking sheet, leaving room between each. If desired, and if making sandwich cookies, punch smaller holes or shapes out of the centre of half of the sliced cookie dough.
  6. Bake the cookies for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly golden around the edge. Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to rest on the baking sheet for two minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Fill or decorate with jam, buttercream, melted chocolate, and/or colourful sugar when cool. Enjoy!

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