Brown Sugar Cookies from Downunder

Now this is a first!  Today's sweet inspiration comes from The Hungry Mum in Sydney, Australia. She posted a photo of these cookies on Twitter and I was hooked with one look.

These are my kind of cookies, soft, sweet, and made from store cupboard ingredients you already have on hand.  Best of all you only need a bowl and a spoon to mix them, no heavy machinery is required.

There is just ONE little kink, an Australian cup measure is equal to 8.45 US ounces.  That means you may have to add a bit more flour if you are using US measuring cups.  

Remember the rule:  1 US cup = 8 fluid ounces 

So if you find the dough is a bit too soft, gradually add a tablespoon of flour, or two, and mix until you get a soft dough you can roll into walnut size balls.  

Here's the recipe:

190 grams butter - melted
1 cup soft brown sugar - lightly packed 
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups plain flour - and a little extra if you need it
1 teaspoon baking powder

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.  Line baking sheets with baking paper and set to one side. 

Mix 3/4 cup brown sugar with the melted butter, stir to combine.  Add the egg, vanilla extract, baking powder and stir.  Finally, add the flour and give it all one more stir until all the flour is incorporated.  

Place the remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar into a bowl.  Scoop out about a tablespoon of dough and roll it into a ball.  Drop the dough ball into the bowl of brown sugar and give it a twirl to coat it. Place the dough ball onto the lined baking tray and gently press it into a cookie shape with a fork.  

Bake the cookies for about 9 to 10 minutes or until they turn a light golden colour.  Cool on a wire rack, then munch! 

Now I know why kangaroos have pouches, they keep a few Brown Sugar Cookies in them for snacks. If you would like to see more delicious recipes from The Hungry MumCLICK HERE TO TAKE A QUICK TRIP TO THE LAND DOWN UNDER.


  1. Goodness these looks delicious and the ingredient list is not that long! YUMMY! One that I could for sure whip up with the beans! Wishing you a glorious weekend! Nicole xoxo

  2. Mmm -yum! And I never knew that about kangaroos!

  3. You always have such interesting & tempting recipes to try - this is another on my list ….

  4. Now I know that about Kangaroos! Looks really nice and yummy.


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