menu
Cookies / Desserts / One-Bowl

One-Bowl Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies

These one-bowl chewy brown sugar cookies are a fun twist on the traditional sugar cookie. Thick and chewy, and loaded with flavor. Brown sugar gives these cookies and almost caramel like flavor, much different than traditional granulated sugar. Needing only 30 minutes to chill, these come together quickly and only require a handful of ingredients!

Highlights of these one-bowl brown sugar cookies:

  • Chewy cookies
  • Rich flavor from brown sugar and a touch of molasses
  • One-bowl recipe
  • Short chill time
  • Thick cookies
  • Slightly crisp edges
  • Rolled in sugar for an extra crunch

Grocery Store List:

  • Unsalted butter
  • Light brown sugar
  • Molasses
  • Vanilla extract
  • Whole large eggs
  • All-purpose flour
  • Kosher salt
  • Baking soda
  • Granulated sugar

Simply make the cookie dough according to the recipe, scoop even sized amounts of dough onto a sheet pan and place in the freezer until hard. Transfer the cookie dough to an airtight container or freezer bag labeled with the date, type of cookie, and baking instructions. Keep in your freezer stash for 6-8 months. Remove desired amount when needed, bake, and enjoy! You may even want to make a double batch!

Using a portion scoop ensures even sized cookies and even baking!

If you like these brown sugar cookies, you’ll love these other cookie recipes!

Salted Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut & Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Molasses Ginger Cookies

Quick Steps for the one-bowl chewy brown sugar cookies:

  • Cream butter and sugar
  • Add in eggs, molasses. and extract
  • Mix in dry ingredients
  • Mix until incorporated
  • Chill
  • Scoop
  • Roll in sugar
  • Bake
  • Enjoy!

Tools I used for this easy recipe:

  • USA Pan Half Sheet Pan – my go-to sheet pans, these are truly non-stick and clean up nicely.
  • KitchenAid 6 Qt. Stand Mixer – I always recommend a stand mixer as it saves time and helps to keep baked goods consistent.
  • Rubber Spatula – a must for any home baker! Perfect for scrapping cookie dough out of the mixing bowl.
  • Cookie Scoop – my go to for getting even sized cookies that bake perfectly each time!

Tips for successful cookies:

  • Don’t overmix, mix just long enough to incorporate ingredients.
  • Allow dough to chill so the fat has time to set up.
  • Use a cookie scoop to get even sized cookies
  • Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet before transferring to a cooling rack
  • Enjoy fresh!

Instructions for the easy one-bowl cookie recipe:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand or hand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Add in the vanilla extract, molasses, and eggs – one at a time. Scrap down the sides of the bowl.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir to combine. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mix on low until fully combined. Cover the dough and allow to chill for 30 minutes.
  • Using a portion scoop, scoop even sized portions of dough. Roll each ball of cookie dough in granulated sugar. Place on the prepared baking sheet, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake at 350 for 9-11 minutes until golden brown. The cookies will be soft. Allow to cool slightly on the baking sheet, transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. Store in an airtight container for up to a week!

If desired, roll the cookies in sugar before baking!

Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies

4.80 from 10 votes
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Cookies, Dessert, Sugar Cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 12 Cookies
Calories: 177kcal
Print Recipe
Pin Recipe

Ingredients: 
 

  • 1 cup Unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups Light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 Whole eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp Molasses
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand or hand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Add in the vanilla extract, molasses, and eggs – one at a time. Scrap down the sides of the bowl.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir to combine. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mix on low until fully combined. Cover the dough and allow to chill for 30 minutes.
  • Using a portion scoop, scoop even sized portions of dough. Roll each ball of cookie dough in granulated sugar. Place on the prepared baking sheet, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake at 350 for 9-11 minutes until golden brown. The cookies will be soft. Allow to cool slightly on the baking sheet, transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. Store in an airtight container for up to a week!

Nutrition:

Serving: 1 cookiesCalories: 177 kcalCarbohydrates: 24 gProtein: 2 gFat: 8 gSaturated Fat: 5 gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4 gMonounsaturated Fat: 2 gTrans Fat: 0.3 gCholesterol: 34 mgSodium: 153 mgPotassium: 53 mgFiber: 0.4 gSugar: 14 gVitamin A: 256 IUCalcium: 20 mgIron: 1 mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Did you make this recipe?

I would love to see it! Take a picture and post to Instagram with the tag @theheartylife and the hashtag #theheartylife – You can also leave me a question or comment below! If you’ve tried this recipe, feel free to give it a star rating on the recipe above.

No Comments

    Leave a Reply

    Recipe Rating