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Brown Sugar Crackles


These sweet sugar cookies have an appealing cracked top and a chewy middle.

4 dozen cookies | Active Time: 40 minutes | Total Time: 50 minutes



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 3 baking sheets with cooking spray.
  2. Stir together all-purpose and whole-wheat flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Beat together brown sugar, butter, oil, eggs and vanilla in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until smooth, making sure no lumps of brown sugar remain, about 1 minute. Stir in the dry ingredients until completely blended. (The dough will be stiff.)
  3. Divide the dough in half and press each half into a flat disk. Roll out one of the disks on a lightly floured surface to a 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out cookies with a 2-inch round cookie cutter, placing the cookies 1 inch apart on the prepared baking sheets. Repeat with the remaining dough. Press the scraps together and cut out additional cookies. Bake the cookies, one sheet at a time, until they are puffed in the middle and browned around the edges, 8 to 10 minutes. Let stand for about 2 minutes on the baking sheets, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.


Per cookie : 77 Calories; 2 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 1 g Mono; 11 mg Cholesterol; 13 g Carbohydrates; 1 g Protein; 0 g Fiber; 89 mg Sodium; 15 mg Potassium

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1/2 fat