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Quick & Easy Brown Sugar Cookies, Ready In 30 Minutes

You’ll love these cookies with their soft, fudgy center, crispy edges, and rich molasses flavor!
Quick & Easy Brown Sugar Cookies, Ready In 30 Minutes

Easy Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies have a soft, fudgy center, crispy edges, and a rich molasses flavor. With this simple recipe and basic ingredients, you can easily prepare irresistibly good cookies that will melt in your mouth. Don’t wait any longer – get baking now and make molasses magic!

Quick & Easy Brown Sugar Cookies, Ready In 30 Minutes

Make Brown Sugar Cookies soft and chewy

First of all, ingredients such as brown sugar, browned melted butter, cornstarch, and egg yolk make your cookies soft and chewy. Also, don’t forget to chill the dough in the refrigerator, and do not overbake the cookies.

Quick & Easy Brown Sugar Cookies, Ready In 30 Minutes

Quick & Easy Brown Sugar Cookies, Ready In 30 Minutes

How do you know when the cookies are done?

Remove your brown sugar cookies from the oven when the edges begin to turn a golden color. The center may still look underbaked, but the cookies will continue to set and firm up as they are cooling.

Quick & Easy Brown Sugar Cookies, Ready In 30 Minutes

My cookies didn’t spread much while baking!

There are a few reasons why your cookies didn’t spread during the baking process:

  1. The oven wasn’t preheated well or you baked the cookies at a low temperature;
  2. The dough was in the refrigerator for too long. For example, if you leave the dough in the refrigerator overnight, you have to let the dough slightly soften before rolling and baking.
  3. You added too much flour.
  4. You added not enough baking soda/baking powder. Follow the instructions below and you will have delicious brown sugar cookies.
Quick & Easy Brown Sugar Cookies, Ready In 30 Minutes

Quick & Easy Brown Sugar Cookies, Ready In 30 Minutes

You’ll love these cookies with their soft, fudgy center, crispy edges, and rich molasses flavor!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24 Servings
Calories: 168kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks), divided
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ⅔ cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp cornstarch
  • tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 large egg yolk, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar, for rolling

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix together granulated sugar, all-purpose flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a skillet, melt 1 stick of butter on medium heat. Once melted, stir constantly with a rubber spatula until golden brown. Then, immediately pour into a mixing bowl. Add the remaining 1/2 stick of butter. Stir until the butter melts. Whisk in brown sugar until smooth. Then, add an egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract. Whisk to combine.
  • Sprinkle the dry ingredients over this mixture. Stir using a rubber spatula until combined and no flour lumps remain. Cover with plastic wrap and transfer to the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Remove the cookie dough from the refrigerator. Scoop about 2 tbsp of the dough and roll into a ball. Then, roll into granulated sugar. Place the cookie balls on the prepared baking sheets leaving at least 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 11-13 minutes. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool slightly on the baking sheet. Then, transfer to the cooling rack.

Nutrition

Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 26.4g | Protein: 1.5g | Fat: 6.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 18.1g | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use salted butter instead of unsalted?

I can’t recommend using salted butter for this recipe, because you’ll need to brown the butter according to the recipe instructions. If you make browned butter from salted butter, salt can burn during the browning process and as a result, your cookies will have a bitter flavor. At the same time, browned unsalted butter will give the brown sugar cookies a unique rich, and nutty flavor.

What if my dough is too sticky to handle?

To prevent the dough from sticking, you should place the dough in the refrigerator for at least 45 minutes. If this doesn’t help, you can add more flour, one tablespoon at a time.

Can this recipe be made gluten-free?

Yes, you can use gluten-free flour instead of all-purpose flour. Just be sure you choose a gluten-free flour blend designed for baking, and substitute by weight 1:1.

Quick & Easy Brown Sugar Cookies, Ready In 30 Minutes

Quick & Easy Brown Sugar Cookies, Ready In 30 Minutes

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