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Recipe: Smoky Brae Smoked Sugar Cookies


  • 170 g of unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 150 g of brown sugar -the darker the sugar the darker the biscuit.
  • 110 g smoked sugar
  • 1 large egg.
  • 275 g of plain flour
  • 2 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350C 177F Gas Mark 4
  • Line two baking sheets with baking parchment.
  • Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and creamy - about 5 minutes.
  • Add the egg an beat until combined - about 1 minute.
  • Add the flour, baking powder and salt and beat until combined - about 2 minutes.
  • Add the vanilla essence or your preferred flavouring and beat until combined - about 1 minute.
  • Roll tablespoons of the dough into balls.
  • Place them on the baking tray.
  • Flatten the balls gently with your fingers
  • They should be about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 8-9 minutes or until they start to colour at the edges.
  • Leave them to cool on the tray for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to complete cooling.