Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brown sugar chocolate chip cookies, brown sugar cookies, chocolate sugar cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 24 - 30 cookies
Calories: 407kcal
Author: Becky Hardin - The Cookie Rookie
The Brown Sugar Cookies are made with light brown sugar, butter, and chocolate chips. They're super easy to whip up and without a doubt my favorite cookie ever. Trust me they're addictive!
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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. 
  • Cream butter until smooth; add sugars, and beat until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  • Into a large bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Slowly beat dry ingredients into wet mixture. Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Drop 2 tablespoons dough per cookie onto prepared baking sheets; space dough at least 2 inches apart to allow for spreading. This allows for approximately 6 cookies per sheet. 
  • Bake until golden, 9-11 minutes. Remove cookies from baking sheets, and allow to cool for 5 minutes on baking racks.



Top Tips for Making the Best Brown Sugar Cookies

  • Make sure your butter is at room temperature before creaming.
  • Use a tablespoon measure to scoop out the dough. This will help you get even sized cookies.
  • You can use any kind of chocolate chips you like for this recipe.
  • I use light brown sugar to make these cookies if you use dark brown the cookies will be much darker in appearance and have a richer caramelized flavor.
  • You can make these cookies immediately or put the dough, covered in the fridge until you are ready to bake.
  • Make sure to line your baking tray with parchment paper so the cookies don't stick.
  • Let the cookies cool for at least 10 minutes before moving to a cooling rack or plate. If you try to move them straight from the oven they will be too soft and break.
  • My mom says to tell you Ghirardelli chips are a must.


Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 265mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 535IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1.3mg