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A stack of chocolate chip cookies on a wire rack

Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

These chocolate chip cookies are tender with a chewy interior, crispy edges, and amazing caramelized flavor.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 20 cookies
Calories 296kcal
Author Ann Otis


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 2/3 cups chopped chocolate or chocolate chips (dark, milk, white, or a combination)


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Whisk together flour, baking soda, cornstarch, and salt.
  • In a stand mixer on medium speed, or with a hand mixer, cream together butter, sugar, and molasses for 2-3 minutes until lightened in color.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and vanilla, scraping the bowl down, until well combined.
  • Reduce the speed to low and add flour mixture, mixing until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chunks.
  • Scoop 3 tablespoons of dough shaped into a rough ball, 2 inches apart onto lined cookie sheets. Bake until the cookies are golden brown and just set in the center, 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheets and transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 297IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg