Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies

LAST UPDATED: Sep 16, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Sep 01, 2017 | By: Julie Blanner

Thick, chewy, brown sugar cookies – a simple sweet and salty cookie recipe that everyone will enjoy! Easy and quick to make, these cookies take just 15 minutes with pantry staples! These melt in your mouth cookies are always a huge hit with the whole family!

Brown sugar cookies on a baking tray

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. 

To Make Brown Sugar Cookies You Will Need:

You just need a handful of simple pantry staples to make these tasty cookies!

  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Vanilla: Pure is preferable to imitation
  • Eggs: Free run / organic and as fresh as possible
  • Flour and cornstarch
  • Baking soda and salt

How To Make Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies

These cookies only take 15 minutes to make!

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Add eggs until just incorporated. 
  3. Add flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt and mix.
  4. Use a cookie scoop or roll 1+” dough balls by hand and drop on cookie sheet. Optional: add a crack of sea salt to the top of cookies just before baking.
  5. Bake 8 minutes or until slightly golden.

Baked cookies on a baking sheet sprinkled with sugar

Sweet And Salty 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!

Why Use Brown Sugar In Cookies?

Brown sugar cookies have a little deeper flavor than traditional sugar cookies because of the molasses in brown sugar. They tend to be chewier, puffier and less dry. I prefer to use dark brown sugar, but you can use light. It’s so simple, yet so good! Did you know you can even make brown sugar

Close up of a baked brown sugar cookie on a baking sheet

Chewy Cookie Recipe

I find people tend to split into two camps; ones that prefer crunchy cookies and ones that prefer chewy cookies. I for sure am in the former tribe!

These brown sugar cookies are so perfectly chewy, it’s hard to stop at one! In fact, I must remember to cook a double batch next time! If you don’t manage to get through them all immediately, you can store the cookies in an airtight box and keep them at room temperature for 3-4 days.

Top Tips To Make Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies

  • You can mix the dough for the cookies in a stand mixer or by hand.
  • Bake the cookies in a pre-heated oven for the best results.
  • Be sure to add a sprinkle of salt to the cookies for a delicious sweet and salty treat.
  • Store uneaten cookies in an airtight container.

Be Sure To Check Out These Other Tasty And Easy Cookie Recipes!

Brown sugar cookies on a cooling rack

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!

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sweet and salty dessert - brown sugar cookies

Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies

Thick, chewy, brown sugar cookies - a simple sweet and salty cookie recipe that everyone will enjoy!
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 182kcal

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c butter softened
  • 1 c brown sugar packed
  • 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

Instructions

  • 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. Optional: add a crack of sea salt to the top of cookies just before baking.
  • Bake 8 minutes or until slightly golden.

Notes

  • You can mix the dough for the cookies in a stand mixer or by hand.
  • Bake the cookies in a pre-heated oven for the best results.
  • Be sure to add a sprinkle of salt to the cookies for a delicious sweet and salty treat.
  • Store uneaten cookies in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 264IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
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