Brown Sugar Cookie Recipe

The brown sugar cookie recipe is golden brown and rich in flavor! Almost any ingredient can be added to these cookies for a kicked up taste!

1 stick (1/2 cup) salted butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup of candy coated milk chocolate bits (or any ingredient desired)
1 cup chopped pecans

Large bowl
Cookie sheets

Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Step 2: In a large bowl, beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer set on medium-high speed for 30 seconds.
Step 3: Add brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined.
Step 4: Beat in eggs and vanilla extract.
Step 5: Gradually beat in as much flour as possible, stir in remaining amount of flour with a spoon.
Step 6: Stir in the chocolate bits and chopped pecans.
Step 7: Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Step 8: Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are slightly browned. Immediately transfer cookies to a cooling surface.

Makes about 5 dozen cookies.