Brown Sugar Refrigerator Cookies

Brown Sugar Refrigerator Cookies

You can prepare this dough ahead of time and then bake later, when needed.


about 2 1/2 dozen cookies


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup packed C&H® Golden Brown Sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon rind, finely grated
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 400°F. Prepare ungreased cookie sheet.

In large bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in egg, vanilla and lemon rind. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; beat into sugar mixture.

Shape into thick roll and wrap in waxed paper. Chill several hours or overnight.

Remove paper. Cut dough into 1/8-inch slices; place on prepared cookie sheet.

Bake 6 to 8 minutes. Remove to racks to cool.