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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 7 mins Cook Time 8 mins Total Time 15 mins
Serves 18



  • 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.

Recipe Notes


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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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16 comments on “Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies”

  1. Julie my daughter is an aspiring pastry chef and she is always trying out new recipes. If I may say so myself, I am the official tester in the house. I just sent your yummy recipe to her.

  2. Yes Please! Saw this on WOW and have already pinned it! YUM!

  3. Could you please verify how much cornstarch is in the recipe? Thanks!

  4. You mention molasses and I don’t see any in the recipe??

  5. Hi!
    Would you mind clarifying the amount of flour?
    Thank you.

  6. Love these! I added 3/4 t of cinnamon. I had to bake them in my oven for a couple of extra minutes.

  7. These look delicious! I’m going to bring them to a school event today. Thank you for another great recipe!

  8. I might’ve possibly done something incorrectly but it appeared that it was too much flour and constarch and not enough liquid. I added about 1/2 cup milk. I didn’t see milk anywhere on recipe, unless I overlooked it but the mixture was dry and grainy and wouldn’t come together for me until I added milk. Suggestions?

    • There is no milk in the recipe – did you soften the butter/double check the measurement? Also use 1 egg and 1 egg yolk? We’ve made these time and time again and I promise you, they’re worth it!

  9. These were great!

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