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Brown Sugar Cookies

Traeger Kitchen


Brown Sugar Cookies

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Cook Time

7

Minutes

Serves

4 - 6

People

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What's this?

A sweet hint of molasses sets these faux pecan sandies apart. We add a whiff of smoke by baking them on the Traeger, it adds just the right hearty to this party treat. Drizzle with chocolate or an orange juice glaze for a unique sugar cookie creation.

Ingredients

  • 8 Tablespoon butter, softened

  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Shortening

  • 1 1/4 Cup brown sugar

  • 1 Large egg

  • 1 Tablespoon molasses

  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 Cup flour

  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt

  • As Needed turbinado sugar

Steps

  • 1

    Line a good-quality baking sheet - preferably air-cushioned - with parchment paper for easier clean-up, or leave bare and ungreased.
  • 2

    When ready to bake, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 350F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • 3

    Using a stand mixer or a hand mixer, beat the butter, shortening, and brown sugar in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the egg, molasses, and vanilla and beat until well-combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • 4

    Add 1-3/4 cup of flour as well as the cinnamon, ground ginger, and salt. Try to roll a walnut-size ball between your palms. If the dough sticks to your hands and is too soft to roll, blend a bit more flour into the dough. Do not add too much, or your cookies will not spread properly and will toughen.
  • 5

    Roll the dough into balls, then give them a roll in a shallow bowl of coarse sugar. Arrange on the prepared baking sheet, then flatten each ball with the bottom of a drinking glass.
  • 6

    Bake the cookies for 7 minutes. Rap the baking sheet on the grill grate - this encourages chewier cookies - then rotate the pan 180. Continue baking for 5 to 7 minutes longer, or until the cookies are lightly browned. Let cool on the baking sheet for 1 to 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack with a spatula. Bake the remaining cookies.
  • 7

    Store in an airtight container after the cookies have cooled completely.