Last week I wanted some cookies so I checked out our pantry situation. Granulated sugar? None. Baking soda? None. But we did have butter, brown sugar, eggs and flour so I figured I could make something out of that. I found a recipe for Brown Sugar cookies and got interested- chewy, powdered sugar cookies that look like light chocolate crinkles. And easy! Done.
First you brown 1/2 cup of unsalted butter in a saucepan. I like mine pretty brown, with lots of black specks. Set it aside. In the bowl of a mixer, add 2 cups of brown sugar, 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon of vanilla and stir until combined. Add butter and mix until smooth. Then add 1/2 teaspoon salt, 3/4 teaspoon baking powder and 2 1/2 cups flour. Mix until combined. Roll by the tablespoon in powdered sugar and bake for about 12 minutes at 350 degrees F. Be careful not to overbake.
Maybe you should roll them twice in the powdered sugar because after baking, the powdered sugar dissolves a little.