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Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies

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Make these chewy brown sugar cookies to leave for Santa this year. Simple to make and they have the most amazing flavor.

During the holidays, making cookies is one of my ALL time favorite things to do. This year, however, I am upping my cookie game by making batches of cookies to give to friends, but also making an extra batch of mix to give to them so that they can make cookies to share with someone as well.

Everything fits perfectly in the limited edition Rubbermaid TakeAlongs in holiday colors and they look so festive when you deliver them.

Making someone smile this year is what I am all about, so I knew that this cookie idea was the perfect way to do that.


How to Make Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies

So here is how to make these amazing cookies!

Start with your dry ingredients into your stand mixer or a bowl and then set aside.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • A teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Then, in another bowl, mix together your wet ingredients. The brown sugar is considered a wet ingredient because it dissolves a lot.

  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 and 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Once you mix together your wet ingredients, then combine the wet with the dry in your stand mixer or bowl. Your batter will be pretty thick and look something like this.


Now the original recipe says to put it in the refrigerator for about 2 hours to chill, but I just stuck mine in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes and it was perfect consistency to continue on to the next step.

Pour 1/3 cup of sugar onto a plate. Use a 2″ inch cookie scoop to make the balls. If you don't have that, you can also just scoop out 2 tablespoons of dough and roll together to make a ball.

Now, roll them in the sugar.


Once you roll them in the sugar, place them on a baking sheet about an inch apart. Keep going until you have the whole tray filled.


Then bake in the oven at 325 degrees for 8-9 minutes. Take them out and using the back of the spoon, make a dent in the cookies to give it that cracked look.


Place them back in the oven for 1-2 more minutes. Take them out and let them rest on the baking sheets for about 7-10 minutes so that they can firm up before transferring them to your containers or a wire rack to cool more.


Give them as gifts

The cookies were a hit with my friend and they were so delicious, I made an extra batch to take to church last night! I love that the Rubbermaid TakeAlongs make it easy for me to transport the cookies to share with everyone.


If you are looking for a great way to bless your friends and family this holiday season, be sure to grab a couple packs of the Rubbermaid TakeAlongs. Just look for the specially marked end caps and the red and green holiday colors.

Check out these other delicious cookie recipes

What is your favorite way to share cookies during the holidays?

Yield: 30 cookies

Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies

Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies

Delicious brown sugar cookies perfect for the holidays.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


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


  1. Toss together the flour, baking soda, cornstarch, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a medium size bowl, whisk the melted butter and brown sugar together until no brown sugar lumps remain. Whisk in the egg. Finally, whisk in the vanilla. 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. Cover the dough and place in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
  3. Take the dough out of the freezer and allow to slightly soften -- about 2 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 325F degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and then set aside.
  5. Pour the granulated sugar into a bowl. Take 2 Tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball, then roll into the sugar. Bake for precisely 8-9 minutes. Remove from the oven and gently press the top of the cookie down with the back of a spoon.
  6. Place back into the oven for 1-2 more minutes.Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for ten minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 111Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 124mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g

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Wednesday 7th of December 2016

These look absolutely amazing! I love that you can gift the dry mix/ingredients, too! [client]

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