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Brown Rim Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Brown Rim Cookies

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"These cookies are a multi-generational tradition. Great with a glass of milk! Butter flavored shortening gives them a wonderful new flavor. This recipe is a double batch- enough to go around!"

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Original recipe makes 5 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until well blended. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. When cookies have cooled, turn them over and look at the bottom to see the "brown rim".
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 12, 2005

Great basic recipe! I added a tablespoon of cinnamon sugar, and these tasted just like scottish shortbread! Great taste, slightly sweet/salty flavor! Thanks for a great recipe Sandi! Have to add that all 30 I made (halved the recipe) are gone!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 22, 2003

it seemed like something was missing. They tasted like sweet bisquits. Maybe I did something wrong?


14 Ratings

Dec 22, 2003

This recipe is wonderful....I just loved the texture and taste of these cookies they are wonderful with tea/coffee. (And Yes of course cold milk too!) This recipe was a great one because it was one of the only sugar cookie recipes that I could find with out cream of tartar. Thanks for the great recipe.

Apr 02, 2005

I was pretty worried when I saw the lumps in the oven that were just cooking in their own butter and didn't seem to be getting any more cooked! But when I took them out and let them sit for a couple of minutes, they turned a wonderful golden color. They've also got a very simple taste - a nice, light buttery one. Still, very nice! By the way - you don't need to worry about spacing on the cookie sheet, these don't really expand.

Aug 29, 2002

Simple, fast.. as others say, a shortbread taste almost. (I added that hint of ginger myself, thanks) Wonderful warm fresh sugar cookie to go with milk, perfect for a feel good treat!

Aug 18, 2010

Thank you for this recipe. My mom made these for me when I was a little girl. She wasn't much of a cook or baker but she did a good job on these. She is now 94 and is not feeling well. I asked her if she remembered the cookies and she said yes. So I figured I would check with all recipes and see if anyone had the recipe. I want to thank you again. I will make them for her and this will bring back lots of memories

Dec 21, 2002

This is a very easy, quick recipe! It's a good tasting cookie that isn't crumby. I made a batch for my daughter's class and put red, white and blue sprinkles on top to celebrate Flag Day.

Aug 29, 2002

Keep in mind this is a simlpe cookie- not many ingredients, nothing fancy. It tastes almost like a shortbread, and works well when there isn't much in the cupboard to make cookies with. They taste great with a cold glass of milk- Sandi


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  • Calories
  • 123 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.4 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 7.6 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 82 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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