Nothing beats the experience of a perfectly baked sugar cookie melting in your mouth. Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies take it one step further because they’re literally dipped in sugar right before baking to create the ultimate tastebud transformation. Can you just imagine it? The golden-brown crunch of the gooey, warm cookie. The sweet tingle of the tongue thanks to the sugary coating. You don’t have to pretend anymore; whip up some Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies so you can actually encounter bites of this delightful sweet treat!

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 1/4 cups light or dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

Directions

Step 1 -In a large bowl, stir together the flour, the baking soda, the cornstarch, the cinnamon, and the salt. Set it aside.

Step 2 -In a medium bowl, whisk the melted butter and the brown sugar together until no lumps remain.

Step 3 -Whisk the egg into the butter-brown sugar mixture.

Step 4 -Whisk the vanilla into the butter mixture.

Step 5 -Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix together with a large spoon or spatula. The dough will be very soft and thick.

Step 6 -Cover the dough and chill for at least 2 hours and up to 3 days. Chilling is mandatory.

Step 7 -Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Step 8 -Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set them aside.

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Step 9 -Transfer the dough from the refrigerator and allow it to slightly soften at room temperature. Do this for 10 minutes if the dough was chilling for longer than 2 hours.

Step 10 -Pour the granulated sugar into a bowl.

Step 11 -Take 2 scant tablespoons of the dough, roll it into a ball, then roll it into the sugar.

Step 12 -Place the sugar-coated balls 3 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.

Step 13 -Repeat the rolling and the sugaring process until the dough is all used.

Step 14 -Bake the cookies, about 8-9 minutes.

Step 15 -Carefully transfer the cookies from the oven and gently press down on the top of the cookies with the back of a fork. You are trying to create a crinkly top.

Step 16 -Place the crinkled cookies back in the oven until lightly golden-brown, puffy, and still very soft in the middle, about 2-4 minutes.

Step 17 -Transfer the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes.

Step 18 -Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 19 -Repeat in batches until all the cookies are baked.

Step 20 -Serve.