Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies Recipe

Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies Recipe

How To Make Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies

A soft and chewy delightful treats in one! These brown sugar cookies are super easy to whip with basic cookie ingredients; all baked in under 15 minutes.

Preparation: 2 hours 15 minutes
Cooking: 13 minutes
Total: 2 hours 28 minutes



  • 2cupsall-purpose flour,spoon and leveled
  • 1tspbaking soda
  • tspcornstarch
  • ½tspground cinnamon,or more if preferred
  • ¼tspsalt
  • ¾cupunsalted butter,melted, slightly cooled
  • cupslight brown sugar,or dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1large egg,room temperature
  • 2tsppure vanilla extract
  • cupgranulated sugar,for rolling


  1. Toss together the flour, baking soda, cornstarch, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.

  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the melted butter and brown sugar together until no brown sugar lumps remain. Whisk in the egg. Finally, whisk in the vanilla.

  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix together with a large spoon or rubber spatula. The dough will be very soft, yet thick.

  4. Cover the dough and chill for 2 hours, or up to 3 days.

  5. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.

  6. Pour the granulated sugar into a bowl. Take 2 scant tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball, then roll into the sugar.

  7. Place the cookie doughs 3-inches apart on the baking sheets.

  8. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes.

  9. Remove from the oven and gently press the top of the cookie down with the back of a utensil or even use the fingers to obtain a crinkly top.

  10. Place back into the oven for 2 to 4 more minutes.

  11. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

  12. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • The total time these cookies are in the oven is 10 to 13 minutes. The cookies will be puffy and still appear very soft in the middle.
  • Cookies will stay fresh covered at room temperature for 1 week.
  • The cookies will continue to cook in the center in the baking sheet after being removed from the oven.


  • Calories: 159.58kcal
  • Fat: 7.27g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.47g
  • Trans Fat: 0.28g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.89g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.36g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.07g
  • Fiber: 0.37g
  • Sugar: 12.22g
  • Protein: 1.69g
  • Cholesterol: 27.60mg
  • Sodium: 85.63mg
  • Calcium: 13.58mg
  • Potassium: 31.90mg
  • Iron: 0.70mg
  • Vitamin A: 62.24µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.00mg
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