Soft + Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies

  • Author: Nik
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x


Soft + chewy sugar cookies full of buttery, rich molasses flavor. 



  • 1 stick butter (softened)
  • 145 grams brown sugar (3/4 cups approx.)
  • 1 large egg (room temperature)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp hot water
  • 192 grams all-purpose flour (1 1/2 cups approx.)
  • 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with a silpat mat or parchment paper.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add egg and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  4. In a small bowl, add hot water to baking soda and mix to dissolve. Then add the baking soda mixture to the butter and mix well. 
  5. Add the flour, salt, and cornstarch to the batter and mix until all ingredients are incorporated. Make sure to scrape down the bowl so all ingredients are evenly distributed. 
  6. Using a small cookie scoop, transfer the dough to your sheet pan. Make sure to leave a 1-2 inch space between each cookie to account for spreading.
  7. Bake for 10-14 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Let cookies cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. 
  • Category: Dessert