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Chewy Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Chewy Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe makes cookies that are the perfect blend of soft and chewy!

Chewy Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

When it comes to easy desserts, it’s hard to beat a chocolate chip cookie. They’re easy to make, and a warm chocolate chip cookie is one of life’s simple pleasures.

Chewy Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Chewy Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies are certainly simple to make.

They’re great spur-of-the-moment cookies because there is no need to soften the butter ahead of time. The dough comes together in a matter of minutes, and no chilling is required.

Chewy Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you like a thicker cookie (like the picture directly above), you can refrigerate it for 30 minutes or so before baking, but no need to chill it if you don’t want to.

And the use of all brown sugar gives these cookies a deeper, richer flavor. So, the next time a cookie craving strikes, bake up a batch of these cookies!

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Chewy Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Chewy Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Author i heart eating

Ingredients

  • 1 c . butter
  • 1 1/2 c . brown sugar packed
  • 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 T . vanilla extract
  • 3 c . all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp . baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp . kosher salt or scant 1/2 tsp. table salt
  • 10 oz. package chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  2. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan.
  3. Add brown sugar to a large bowl.
  4. Pour melted butter over sugar.
  5. Stir to combine butter and sugar. Let stand 5 minutes.
  6. Add egg and egg yolk; stir to combine.
  7. Stir in vanilla extract.
  8. Add flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir until just combined.
  9. Stir in chocolate chips.
  10. Using a medium cookie scoop (1.5 tablespoon), drop scoops of dough 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet.
  11. Bake for about 7-10 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are golden brown.
  12. Let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes. Remove to wire rack to finish cooling.

Recipe Notes

I suggest stirring this recipe together by hand rather than using a hand or stand mixer. 

 

 

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57 Comments

  • Reply
    EH
    November 12, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    I added peanut m&ms along with the chocolate chips and they turned out excellent!

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      Kate
      November 13, 2017 at 11:58 am

      Awesome addition! M&M cookies are some of my kids’ favorites. =)

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    Carrie
    October 4, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    My first time making this recipe and I can tell it is going to be a favorite already! It reminds me a lot of the chocolate chip cookies my Grandma used to make, but I have had a hard time replicating! (And she pretty much just had a recipe memorized and didn’t write it down). Yum! Thanks for sharing!!! :)

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      Kate
      October 5, 2017 at 12:06 pm

      Well, that’s a big compliment! Grandmas always make the best cookies. =) Thank you for taking the time to come back and leave a comment.

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    Jenny
    September 13, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    It’s a day before payday. I was craving cookies but had no white sugar and only half a bag of mini choco chips. This was the easiest and highest rated recipe so I gave it a go. SO amazing! Mine turned out thick and floofy even without refrigeration but I did have to cook them 10 minutes to get them golden! Thank you for this awesome recipe!!

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      Kate
      September 14, 2017 at 3:54 pm

      Yay! I’m glad you found the recipe and liked them! Thank you for taking the time to come back and leave a comment!

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    Val
    September 2, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    Excellent cookie recipe! My granddaughters and I had er made it 3 times this month and it is alreadya family favorite!!!!

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      Kate
      September 2, 2017 at 6:09 pm

      Thank you so much! I can’t tell you how much I enjoy comments like yours! They really make my day. =D

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        Sylvia harrington
        September 29, 2017 at 2:57 pm

        Did you use dark or light brown sugar

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          Kate
          September 29, 2017 at 3:30 pm

          I usually use light brown sugar, and that’s what I used for the batches that are pictured. I have used dark brown, and the dark brown sugar gives the cookies more of a toffee flavor. So, really, you can use either one.

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    Maria
    August 22, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    I made these! Excellent! I used large Hershey mini kisses instead.

    • Reply
      Kate
      August 24, 2017 at 1:40 pm

      So glad you liked them! Hershey kisses sound like a fun addition. =)

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    Emily
    July 11, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Does the c mean cups?

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      Kate
      July 11, 2017 at 12:04 pm

      Yes, I use “c” for cup(s), “T” for tablespoon(s), and “tsp” for teaspoon(s). Let me know if you have any other questions!

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    Krystal
    June 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Just made these cookies 🍪 and they were so amazing! Definitely will be making these again for my family!

    • Reply
      Kate
      June 15, 2017 at 10:26 am

      So glad that you liked them! Thanks for taking the time to come back and leave a comment! =)

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    Steph
    June 2, 2017 at 8:42 am

    I’ve been trying recipes left and right looking for a chewy recipe. When I saw that you only used brown sugar, I knew this would work. I made them last night (with a stand mixer) and they turned out wonderfully. The dough was delicious, they were delicious warm out of the oven, and they’re delicious once they’ve cooled. Next time I’ll mix by hand to remove the last bit of cakey-ness. I’ve also read that increasing the sugar content helps with chewyness, so I might try that too. But this will for sure be our “family” recipe from now on! Thank you!

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      Kate
      June 2, 2017 at 10:35 am

      I’m so glad that you liked them! Yes, brown sugar definitely helps to make a chewier cookie. Thanks for taking the time to come back and leave a comment! =)

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    Christine
    March 11, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    I went in search of a recipe that used melted butter so that I could salvage some brown sugar that had gotten irreversibly rock solid. I had a mish-mosh of chips left in my cupboards, so I ended up using some mini- chocolate chips, reg PB chips and some large size of the Ghirardelli Chocolate chips top.
    Turned out great!
    I highly suggest following the directions and use the Kosher Salt if you have it.
    What a terrific snap to every bite!

    Thank you for the recipe (and Google for finding you)!!!
    You now have one more faithful FB friend.

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      Kate
      March 12, 2017 at 2:24 pm

      I’m so glad that you liked them! Trying to rescue hard brown sugar can be a pain, but I’m glad that it all worked out for you. Kosher salt has become my secret cookie weapon (it’s also great on baked potatoes). Thank you so much for taking the time to come back and leave such a nice comment!

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    Robin
    March 5, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    Will these be good with dark brown sugar? Thanks!

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      Kate
      March 6, 2017 at 9:11 am

      I’ve made them with both light and brown sugar depending on what I had more of at the time. I’ve found that there were just slight differences. The dark brown sugar gave the colors a slightly deeper color and a little richer flavor (IMO), so I think you’re fine to use either.

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    Kristina
    February 22, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Loved loved this recipe! My only issue with hand mixing it was that the chocolate chips weren’t evenly distributed in the dough. They sank to the bottom of the bowl so the last batch of cookies had a LOT of chips, which was ok. Also, my bag of chocolate chips was 12 oz so maybe I used too many? Is that a thing? 😊

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      Kate
      February 22, 2017 at 3:12 pm

      Thank you! I don’t know that you can have too many chocolate chips. =) This dough firms up a little as it sits, so you could wait for it to firm up a bit and then give it another stir. The other thing that you can do (and it makes the cookies look pretty, too) is to set aside about 1/4-1/3 cup of chocolate chip cookies. Then, gently press them into the dough balls right before baking.

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    Tracy
    January 14, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    I didn’t see the hand stir note until I’d already used my mixer. They turned out perfectly. Chewy, rich, and delicious! Thanks!

    • Reply
      Kate
      January 15, 2017 at 8:58 am

      Great! I’m glad to hear that! And thank you for letting me know that they worked well with the mixer! That info is much appreciated.

    • Reply
      EZ
      March 5, 2017 at 2:30 pm

      this is so good and amazing!!!!!! I highly recommend these cookies! =) =) They were so fun to make on a weekend with family! Please make them and you will find joy!! It is a great way to get together with family and friends!!!!

      • Reply
        Kate
        March 6, 2017 at 9:08 am

        Thank you!! =D

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    April
    December 30, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    I just made these and the didn’t spread out, they stayed in the same shape of the cookie scoop…

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      Kate
      December 31, 2016 at 8:03 am

      I’m sorry to hear that! Did you, perhaps, use a mixer? Someone commented that they ended up with a heavy cookie when they mixed it with an electric mixer. Also, I’ve had that happen when I’ve been testing recipes and have gotten too much flour in my dough. How do you measure your flour?

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        April
        January 4, 2017 at 6:49 pm

        No I don’t have a mixer. I measure the flour with a measuring cup, making sure to have it even, not heaping so I don’t use too much by accident.

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          Kate
          January 4, 2017 at 8:38 pm

          Hmmmm…I fluff my flour before I measure it. I’ve found that it really helps.
          I did some Googling, and I found out a few reasons why cookies may not spread. It looks like possible causes include old baking soda, a cooler oven, dough that’s very cold, using a dark nonstick baking sheet, and too much flour in the dough.

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      Brett
      June 2, 2017 at 10:37 pm

      Mine too! And they were really dry. I didn’t see the hand mix comment until it was too late. It does seem like there is too much flour also. Glad to see I’m not the only one who screwed these up 😆

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        Kate
        June 3, 2017 at 9:37 am

        The amount of flour can vary tremendously depending on how it is measured. I find that fluffing or sifting my flour prior to measuring it helps to keep the flour from getting packed down and prevents excess flour from sneaking in.

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    Suzanne stekic
    December 17, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    Oh my gosh!
    These cookies are amazing… seriously best recipe I’ve tasted in a long time!

    • Reply
      Kate
      December 18, 2016 at 10:04 am

      Thank you so much! It really makes my day to hear that people are enjoying my recipes. =)

  • Reply
    Grace D
    December 17, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    I used a hand mixer. I guess I missed the part where you don’t. The “stir” should have been my clue…HA! Anyway, they came out like a cross between a little biscuit and a scone. Still tastey but it doesn’t look like a cookie. We will still enjoy them! Next time no mixer! ;)

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      Kate
      December 17, 2016 at 9:09 pm

      I’m sorry to hear that, but I appreciate you coming back to note that! I’ll make that more clear in the directions to help out the next person.

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        CK
        February 9, 2017 at 9:59 am

        When reading a recipe usually it will state to
        mix together (which is to use a mixer) or
        to stir (which means by hand).
        Your entire recipe was well written.
        Along with your note at end stating to hand stir.
        Not sure how much clearer you could write recipe!
        Guess my only suggestion would be to put in recipe by the word stir “(by hand)”
        Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe!

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          Kate
          February 10, 2017 at 9:16 am

          Thank you! I appreciate your kind words.

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    Alice
    November 13, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    I was looking for a cookie recipe that didn’t need a mixer, since mine has pieces I need to replace. So glad I found this. Hope to make it tonight!

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      Kate
      November 13, 2016 at 10:05 pm

      Yay! I’m glad you found it, too! Hope you enjoy the cookies as much as we do. =)

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    Sirena
    November 3, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    These were so good, nice and soft, chewy..will share recipe:)

    • Reply
      Kate
      November 3, 2016 at 11:01 pm

      Thanks! Glad you liked them! =)

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    Becca
    October 14, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Best cookies I have ever made! Thanks for the recipe!!!

    • Reply
      Kate
      October 15, 2016 at 12:43 am

      I’m so glad that you like them! Thank you for taking the time to come back and leave a comment! =)

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    Alex
    August 23, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    I’m curious… why doesn’t the butter and sugar get creamed in a mixer?

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      Kate
      August 23, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      There’s no need to use a mixer for this recipe. The cookie is a denser, chewier cookie, and so there isn’t really a need to aerate the butter/sugar mixture. Also, the melted butter and sugar combine well as written, so, really, no need for additional incorporation beyond just hand mixing.

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        Alex
        August 23, 2016 at 5:51 pm

        I’ve never made cookies without a mixer! I’m so excited to not have to lug that thing out! I’m gonna try them tonight :) Thanks for sharing and explaining the cookie science to me! haha

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          Kate
          August 23, 2016 at 7:22 pm

          Really? I’m excited for you then! =) Here is another (even easier) chocolate chip cookie recipe that doesn’t require a mixer if you’re interested. Hope you enjoy the cookies as much as we do!

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          Sirena
          November 3, 2016 at 6:06 pm

          I agree, no mixer! Yes!

  • Reply
    Doug
    February 23, 2016 at 11:32 am

    My wife just made these last night and they turned out great!
    She improvised a bit, too. Yummy!
    Thanks for the great idea!
    Doug

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      Kate
      February 23, 2016 at 3:11 pm

      I’m so glad that you two liked them! I’m all for improvising, and it sounds like it worked out well. Thanks for taking the time to come back and leave a comment! =)

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    Marsha | Marsha's Baking Addiction
    January 29, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    These cookies look perfection! Absolutely delicious!

    • Reply
      Kate
      January 29, 2016 at 10:57 pm

      Thanks so much!!

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    Julia
    January 27, 2016 at 10:22 am

    These sound like cookies my kids would love! And easy enough for them to make too!

    • Reply
      Kate
      January 27, 2016 at 4:32 pm

      Thanks so much! They are! My kids love to help make these. =)

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