Glazed Brown Sugar Cookies Glazed Brown Sugar Cookies

Photography: Maya Visnyei | Food styling: Michael Elliott/ | Prop styling: Renée Drexler/Geary House

We’ve made brown sugar cookies even more scrumptious by adding a glaze and decorating them with candy sprinkles and dragées.

  • Prep time 40 minutes
  • Total time 2 hours & 15 minutes




In bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. In large bowl, using electric mixer, beat butter with brown sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes; beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into disc; wrap each in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. 

On lightly floured surface, roll out dough to scant 1/4-inch thickness. Using 2-inch round cookie cutter, cut out rounds, rerolling scraps. Arrange, 1 inch apart, on prepared pans. Bake, 1 sheet at a time, until tops are firm to touch and bottoms are light golden, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool on pan on rack for 2 minutes; transfer to rack to cool completely.

Glaze: In small bowl, stir together icing sugar and milk until combined. Brush over cookies; decorate with sprinkles and dragées.

Test Kitchen Make-Ahead: Freeze unglazed cookies in a resealable freezer bag for up to one month.

Makes about 49 cookies.

Nutritional facts PER COOKIE: about

  • Sodium 30 mg
  • Sugars 6 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 68
  • Total fat 3 g
  • Potassium 15 mg
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 10 g


  • Iron 2
  • Folate 5
  • Calcium 1
  • Vitamin A 2
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Glazed Brown Sugar Cookies