Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies

Who doesn’t love a classic sugar cookie? It was one of the cookies I remember baking with my mom as a child – I was the presser. I’d dip the glass in a little butter, sugar and gently press the cookie to flatten and give it a little glisten. I still love a classic sugar cookie to this day, but for fall, I love brown sugar everything, including chewy brown sugar cookies. 

easy thick chewy brown sugar cookies

Brown sugar cookies have a little deeper flavor than traditional sugar cookies because of the molasses in brown sugar. It’s so simple, yet so good! Did you know you can even make brown sugar

sweet and salty cookies | chewy brown sugar cookie recipe

You’ll love these thick, chewy brown sugar cookies with a touch of sea salt on top. I always add it just before I put them in the oven or as soon as I take them out. either way, if you love sweet and salty, don’t skip this step! It makes cookies so craveable!

chewy brown sugar cookie recipe

sweet and salty cookies | chewy brown sugar cookie recipe

As you may have heard, Michael and I are excited to do another Fall Cookie Week! This means I will be in yoga pants for the month of September, but it’s worth it! I can’t wait to put my new range into overdrive and spend time with my sister whipping up new fall cookie recipes!

Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies

Prep Time 00:07 Cook Time 00:08 Total Time 0:15
Serves 18     adjust servings



  • 3/4 c butter, softened
  • 1 c packed brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 1/2 c flour
  • 1/4 c cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Optional: sea salt on top


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Add eggs until just incorporated. 

Add flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt and mix.

Use a cookie scoop or roll 1+" dough balls by hand and drop on cookie sheet. Bake 8 minutes or until slightly golden.


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sweet and salty dessert - brown sugar cookies

If you try these brown sugar cookies, please come back to share what you think, I’d love to know!


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