This recipe comes from Donna Hays' Entertaining Cookbook, which I think I've mentioned before is great. These cookies are always a hit and are so simple to make that you should go make them, now. They are a nice and simple accompaniment to a bowl of ice cream or simply fresh fruit. They are actually the cookie part of her "Caramel Melting Moments," and although I've never been very successful using her caramel recipe as a filling, like she does, it is still a good recipe and I have served it on the side as a dipping agent. I like to double the recipe, and using a 100 count ice cream scoop, I get about 40-50 cookies per batch.
Super Easy Butter Cookies
1 stick butter
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 cups AP flour
Preheat oven to 315. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter and sugar and cream until light and fluffy. Add the butter and blend until just combined. Scoop onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake for about 15 minutes, rotating halfway through to insure even browning. Cook on wire rack. Now how easy was that?!