Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

This brown sugar cookies recipe makes regular chocolate chip cookies even softer, richer, and more interesting!  Use dark brown sugar to make this delicious brown sugar cookies recipe!

Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies from -  dark brown sugar makes these cookies soft, chewy and flavorful!I am in charge of the afternoon carpool for the high school kids this year.  This is almost always entertaining, since it is absolutely impossible to predict what teenagers will talk about.

One day, someone said, “Friends help you hide, but real friends help you hide bodies.”  Which turned into a discussion about dead bodies, and the sizes of body bags that exist, and whether you could fit two small people in one large body bag.

Another day, they were quoting “Finding Nemo,” of all things.  {Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine!}

This week has been all about who is taking who to the school dance, and what color her dress is, what dance-day activities are planned, and the cost of corsages.

Personally, I think group date activities should be like these cookies… just the slightest bit different from the norm.

Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies from -  dark brown sugar makes these cookies soft, chewy and flavorful!

These cookies were inspired by one gorgeous bag of dark brown sugar.

When I was a kid, I didn’t even know dark brown sugar existed.  I’m so glad I’m not a kid anymore!

In case you were wondering, brown sugar is basically regular sugar with molasses in it.  And dark brown sugar has more molasses than regular old light brown sugar.  More molasses means more moisture.  And more moisture makes softer, chewier cookies.

Soft, chewy cookies with a rich molasses flavor.  Match made in heaven, if you ask me.

Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies from -  dark brown sugar makes these cookies soft, chewy and flavorful!

My kids were the envy of the neighborhood with these babies in their lunchboxes.  They’ve been fortunate enough to find Banana Pudding and Fruit Leather and saltines with Apricot Pineapple Jam in their lunches this week too.

I hope they don’t get the idea this will be happening every day!


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Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies
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A rich, molasses flavored cookie with chocolate chips.
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 3 dozen
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  1. Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Add salt and soda, and mix well. Add flour, and mix just until combined.
  3. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Scoop small balls of dough, place on baking sheet, and bake at 350F for 8-10 minutes.


7 thoughts on “Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Denise

    I love this recipe! It doesn’t make too many cookies, which is just what I was looking for. I substituted wheat flour for the white, and I used coconut sugar instead of white sugar and brown sugar (coconut sugar is brown anyway). It will be my go-to recipe from now on!

  2. sarah

    Ive been trying for months to find another good chocolate chip cookie recipe because I’ve lost my favorite, and chocolate chip are my boyfriend’s all time favorite cookies and this is the best recipe Ive used hands down. The only adjustment I made was making my own brown sugar and using 1 1/4 cup and lessening the white sugar to 1/4, simply because I like more brown sugar. The cookies still come out perfect 3ither way though, with original sugar proportions or minor changes. Thanks so much i finally have a great recipe I’m making sure to keep forever!

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  4. Amelia K

    I’m generally a not-so-great baker and these were ABSOLUTELY delicious. Thanks so much for the recipe!

  5. Alaina

    These are not the greatest cookie. They have a strange consistency and the bottom doesn’t crisp up like a regular chocolate chip cookie. They also did not turn golden brown. They stayed a light color even though they were completely baked through. If I had left them in any longer, they would have been very hard to chew. I will absolutely go back to the traditional recipe.


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