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Brown Sugar Cookies

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 1 hour

Servings: 4 1/2 dozen



  • 1 cup at room temperature butter
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups self rising flour
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts or pecans


Pre-heat the oven to 375 °F.

In a bowl, cream the butter and sugar, then beat in the vanilla. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well. Add the flour 1/2 cup at a time, continuing to beat. Stir in the nuts.

Drop the dough by heaping tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown.

Variation: For variety, you may want to add chocolate chips or coconut flakes. Sometimes I add both, depending on my mood.