Brown Sugar Cookies

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Get ready to indulge in the most delicious, chewy brown sugar cookies you’ve ever tasted! These cookies are incredibly chewy, thanks to the magic combination of brown butter, brown sugar, and molasses, giving them a rich and nutty flavor that’s simply irresistible.

Why you’ll adore these soft brown sugar cookies:

  • They boast the ultimate chewy texture that will have you coming back for more! Each cookie is soft and gooey in the center with crispy edges, making every bite a delight.
  • The secret ingredient? Brown butter! This simple addition takes these cookies from good to absolutely amazing, elevating their flavor to new heights.
  • Prepare your taste buds for the perfect balance of flavors. Brown butter and brown sugar team up to create a heavenly, nutty taste that you won’t find anywhere else.

Brown Sugar Cookies

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Dough Chill Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 20 cookies


For the Brown Sugar Cookies:

  • 1 ¼ cups unsalted butter 280 g
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour spooned and leveled (250 g)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon corn starch
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ cups light brown sugar 275 g
  • 4 egg yolks at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste 15 ml
  • 2 tablespoons unsulphured molasses 30 ml
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream 15 ml
  • Flaky sea salt for sprinkling on the cookies


For the Brown Butter:

  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat until it simmers and turns foamy, giving off a nutty aroma. This should take about 5-8 minutes.
  • Remove the browned butter from the heat and transfer it to a glass measuring cup. You should have 1 cup of brown butter.
  • Chill the brown butter in the fridge until solid but still malleable, stirring every 10 minutes to ensure even cooling.

For the Cookie Dough:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cream of tartar, corn starch, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, cream the cooled brown butter and brown sugar together until fluffy.
  • Add egg yolks, vanilla, molasses, and heavy cream to the butter mixture, mixing until pale and fluffy.
  • Fold in the dry ingredients until just combined. Chill the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Scoop the chilled dough onto the baking sheets and bake for 9-10 minutes.
  • After baking, use a cookie cutter or spoon to shape the cookies into perfect circles.
  • Sprinkle the cookies with flaky sea salt and let them cool before serving.
  • Get ready to savor every chewy, flavorful bite of these delightful brown sugar cookies!

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