Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies

I tested out this recipe and it ended up becoming my husbands all time favorite cookie. You do have to chill the dough so it can be a little time consuming but it is super easy to whip up.

These Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies are like a little piece of heaven. Be careful or you will eat the whole plate!

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The recipe will yield about 20 cookies. But…if you have a family like mine…they will not last long at all!

It starts off with melted butter and brown sugar. Mix these two until COMPLETELY combined. Then you can add in your egg. It is important that the egg is at room temperature. Next, whisk in the vanilla. You will be left with a gooey, dark brown mixture.

Now I add everything else except the flour. So add in the baking soda, cornstarch, ground cinnamon, and salt and mix well. Once that is all combined you can mix in the flour. When I am baking I always like to add in half the flour, mix until combined, and then add in the last of the flour. I feel like it makes it a little easier and you don’t get as much flour everywhere.

Now the bowl needs to get covered with plastic wrap and placed in the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours. Chilling is mandatory or you will not end up with the soft, puffy, chewy cookies these are meant to be. They will flatten out to a crisp and not taste as good. So do yourself a favor and don’t skimp on the chilling portion.

Preheat the oven to 325F degrees and line a baking sheet with a non-stick mat or parchment paper or just use AirBake Cookie Sheets very lightly sprayed with nonstick spray. Pull out your dough and use a cookie scoop or tablespoon to roll the dough into balls. Put some granulated sugar in a bowl and roll your rolled cookies in the sugar to coat and place on baking sheet. Place in oven and bake for 10-12 min. Pull out of the oven and let cool for at least 10 min on baking sheet if not completely before transferring to a wire rack or plate. The cookies will look really soft and puffy in the center. That’s perfect.

These cookies will stay fresh and soft for about 7 days at room temperature. But they don’t seem to stick around that long in my house.

Enjoy!!!

Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies

  • Servings: about 20 cookies
  • Time: 2hr 12mins (including chilling)
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup butter, meltedthumb_IMG_7376_1024
  • 1 and 1/4 cups brown sugar, light or dark
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar, for rolling

Directions:

In a medium sized bowl, mix the brown sugar and butter until COMPLETELY combined. Then add in the egg. Next, whisk in the vanilla. You will be left with a gooey, dark brown mixture.

Add in the baking soda, cornstarch, ground cinnamon, and salt and mix well. Once that is all combined, mix in the flour.

Now cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours. Chilling is necessary.

Preheat the oven to 325F degrees and line a baking sheet with a non-stick mat or parchment paper. Pull out the dough and use a cookie scoop to roll the dough into balls. Put the granulated sugar in a bowl and roll the rolled cookies in the sugar to coat and place on baking sheet.

Place in oven and bake for 10-12 min. Pull out of the oven and let cool for at least 10 min on baking sheet if not completely before transferring to a wire rack or plate. The cookies will look really soft and puffy in the center. That’s perfect.

These cookies will stay fresh and soft for about 7 days at room temperature.

Enjoy!!!

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