Thin and chewy brown sugar cookies!
Each cookie has a generous amount of cinnamon taste and loads of cinnamon chips!
Brown sugar cookies aren’t as unique and unusual as you may think. Brown sugar lends its services to make of the most common and most popular cookie recipes out there including the traditional chocolate chip cookie. Serving up these cinnamon brown sugar cookies is a delicious way to get your favorite cookie flavors and a nice warm spice in every bite.
What Are Cinnamon Brown Sugar Cookies?
These cookies are soft, chewy cookies that are made with all brown sugar instead of a mixture of brown sugar and granulated sugar. Meaning that they’re going to be incredibly flavorful, moist, and chewy. The perfect recipe for a successful cookie! These cookies are also studded with cinnamon chips. They do a great job enhancing the brown sugar and adding a comforting taste to every cookie treat.
- Butter – I use unsalted butter in my baking and I always start with softened butter.
- Brown Sugar – I use light brown sugar for this recipe.
- Eggs – You only need one egg.
- All-Purpose Flour
- Baking Soda
- Salt – table salt is fine.
- Ground Cinnamon
- Cinnamon Chips
For the exact measurements needed, please scroll down to the recipe card below.
How To Make Brown Sugar Cookies
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a bowl of a stand mixer, combine butter and sugar and beat until creamy.
- Add the egg and mix well.
- Place the four, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a separate bowl.
- Carefully add flour mixture to butter mixture-scraping bowl as necessary. Continue to mix until well blended.
- Stir in cinnamon chips.
- Drop dough by tablespoons onto cookie sheets.
- Bake just until edges are set, about 8-10 minutes.
- Let cookies cool for 1 minute on baking sheets before removing them to a cooling wrack.
You can substitute almost anything for cinnamon chips. Salted caramel, chocolate, butterscotch, white chips, and dark chops are all good choices. Or use chopped candies like Snickers. You can also cut the number of cinnamon chips in half and use chopped nuts as well!
Flavorful Add-Ins to change up these brown sugar cookies. Add chopped nuts, dried fruits like cranberries, chopped chocolate, or even frost these cookies with a cinnamon frosting!
What Brown Sugar To Use For Cookies?
Brown sugar is white sugar that has been flavored with molasses; sugar with less molasses is known as light brown sugar while dark brown sugar is granulated sugar with more molasses.
Light brown sugar is what is used most often in cookies like these, cakes, and brown sugar cookie recipes like Blueberry Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Frosting, Brown Sugar Apple Bundt Cake, and this Brown Sugar Strawberry Ice Cream.
Dark brown sugar (sometimes referred to as old fashioned brown sugar, to certain savory foods like baked beans or BBQ sauce or dessert where a deep molasses flavor is essential as in gingerbread or spice cakes.
Both sugars will add moisture giving your cookies a chewy, soft texture!
Does Brown Sugar Make These Cookies Chewy?
Yes! Because brown sugar contains more moisture than granulated sugar, it will help make your cookies soft and chewy.
Granulated sugar will liquefy during baking just like brown sugar but because it has less moisture, your cookies will be crisper,
Another Idea For Brown Sugar Cookies
These would be great cookies for sandwich cookies too! What the reason or occasion these brown sugar cookies are a great change from the norm! Use my Brown Sugar Buttercream, Marshmallow Frosting, or even this Maple Frosting as a fun filling between two cookies and you’ll have a great sandwich cookie for any occasion!
Soft pumpkin toffee cookies are exploding with sweet toffee bits! These are a different kind of crinkle cookie recipe! They are soft and tender; just like their chocolate cousins but display a lighter hue and are filled with caramel flavor! Soft, cake-like banana cookies are perfect as is, but when you throw in not one, but three kinds of chips, then you know have one of the best cookies around!
Easy Cookie Recipes
Soft pumpkin toffee cookies are exploding with sweet toffee bits!
These are a different kind of crinkle cookie recipe! They are soft and tender; just like their chocolate cousins but display a lighter hue and are filled with caramel flavor!
Soft, cake-like banana cookies are perfect as is, but when you throw in not one, but three kinds of chips, then you know have one of the best cookies around!
Cinnamon Brown Sugar Cookies
Thin and chewy brown sugar cookies! Each cookie has a generous amount of cinnamon taste and loads of cinnamon chips!
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 1/4 cup flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 10 oz bag Cinnamon Chips
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a bowl of a mixer, combine butter and sugar and beat until creamy. Add the egg and mix well. Place the four, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a separate bowl. Carefully add flour mixture to butter mixture-scraping bowl as necessary. Continue to mix until well blended. Stir in cinnamon chips.
- Drop dough by tablespoons onto cookie sheets. Bake just until edges are set, about 8-10 minutes. Let cookies cool for 1 minute on baking sheets before removing to a cooling rack.
Amount Per Serving Calories 108Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 14mgSodium 108mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 0gSugar 9gProtein 1g
These look amazing! I love to use cinnamon chips in cookies.
Thank you Stephanie!
Charlotte Moore says
Hahahahaha!!! Funny story!! Cookies look yummy!!
Okay, 1) my dad and I used to snack on mini milk bones when I was a kid. I really liked them, I have no idea why. 2) These cookies. OMG! 3) your photos are gorgeous!
You did??? Ah so my daughter isn’t unusual! Maybe I’m the one who’s odd? Thanks Dorothy!
Kim of Mo'Betta says
Yes please! Pinning to my Christmas board 🙂
Thank you Kim!
Heather @ Sugar Dish Me says
Ahahhaha this is hilarious. I’m the oldest of 5 and I think both of my brothers and one of my sisters definitely ate dog FOOD. Not biscuits. Kids are so hilarious and gross. And I think they all eat boogers.
I totally rocked out these cinnamon chips in a recipe last week! I LOVVVE them! And these cookies are crazy gorgeous! No more Milk Bones for Lucy!
I didn’t realize that Lucy is actually normal?? She’s eaten dog food and dog vitamins. She’s an odd one. I love the cinnamon chips too!
Lisa@ Cooking with Curls says
OMG…that story is hilarious Tanya! Maybe you should just make some cookies using a dog bone cutter just for her 🙂 The last time that I made homemade dog treats, my friend and I tried them just to see what they taste like. Blah…no sugar, no fun. Kids are so funny!!
Lisa, you are onto something there, why didn’t I think of dog bone shaped cookies!
The Domestic Rebel says
As I lover of Milk Bones myself, I find offense to this post.
Haha, I’m kidding! But one time, I DID try one. And I have to say, anything would make you stray on ’em, ESPECIALLY these cookies! They definitely don’t have the chewy, brown sugary goodness that these cookies do. Love them!!
I have not tried a Milk Bone, but I don’t think I’m going after making these!
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
As a lover of all things cinnamon, I have to make these ASAP!!
Thanks Jessica, thats a compliment since you are the cinnamon queen!
Julie Evink says
Oh Tanya I’m dying over here. He must not have kids if he doesn’t understand! I on the other hand would have grabbed a few of these wonderful cookies!
Don’t worry, I grabbed your share!
Rachel @thedessertchronicles says
Such a funny story!! These cookies definitely combine two of my favorite flavors. Can’t wait to make some!
These look perfect, Tanya! Just what I’ve been looking for, I may make them for a Cookie exchange!
They are so good, lots of cinnamon flavor! Thanks Paula!
Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama says
These cookies look perfect, Tanya! And 10 times better than a Milk Bone if you ask me, lol. 😉
Thanks you Carrie! I think we’ve kicked the milk bone habit….for now!
I ate dog biscuits as a child. Can’t say they were my favs. They don’t taste THAT good! But question. Is the brown sugar packed? We’re different generation cooks, and back in the day, it was almost always packed. You younger cooks don’t say, so I stay confused. How bout bringing me up to date?
Yes ma’am. It is indeed packed brown sugar.
Heather Morgan says
I made a batch and I’m really not sure what went wrong… 🙁 The cookies were almost like lace cookies (so thin) and veeery oily! Any thoughts??? Super good flavor, but…. not at all like the pretty cookies here.
Sorry to hear about this Heather. My thoughts: were your pans too warm in between batches? You could try refrigerating the dough for an hour before baking. Also, were your ingredients fresh? Old baking soda can effect the outcome. I hope you try this recipe again.
andi winslow says
Hi Tanya, I found your cookies on Pinterest! Love that site. I have made them and we loved them. They are posted and referenced back to your blog. Thank you for a wonderful recipe. Love the story of the dog bones and your little one. Good laugh Andi thewednesdaybaker
Thank you for trying and posting them Andi, that is a huge compliment!
Michael's Woodcraft says
Those look delicious, needed a couple new cookie recipes, thank you!! I think I will try your recipe but also try using chopped Heath bar that you can get in the bag instead of the chocolate chips and see how it does.
thanks again for the recipes.
Michael, I think Heath Bits would be very tasty!
Do you have to use cinnamon chips or can you substitute with more ground cinnamon? They look delicious btw…
You could certainly add more cinnamon if you’d like. I personally wouldn’t use semi sweet chocolate chips, but white chocolate might taste nice.
I stumbled upon this recipe on Pinterest and had to try them. These are so delicious my family and I can’t get enough of them and I think I’ll be making them throughout the holidays!
Thank you so much Rane!! These were a huge hit with my family too!
just made these, added walnuts for the Omega 3 benefit and they are divine! I will be making rhese again and again and again….. Thanks!
I am THRILLED to hear this! Thank you so much for trying the recipe!
I saw this recipe on a friend’s blog and she had your link there! What a wonderful blog!! Yummy cookies! Please visit me as well
I have never commented on an internet post before but these cookies are soooo delicious I had to comment. I have made these cookies twice. I was tempted the first time to add a few drops of vanilla but I am glad that I did not. I have tried other cinnamon chip cookie recipes. This one is the best. Thank you for sharing.
Oh wow!! That is such a wonderful compliment! That makes me so happy. Thank you so much for trying the recipe and for taking the time to comment!
Amanda n says
I was very disappointed by the cookies I ended up with. Very thin, greasy, and didn’t look appetizing. I put the rest of the batter in the fridge to chill for an hour and tried again, same outcome. I loved the idea of these cookies but the recipe did not work for me and I didn’t care for the taste either, too sweet. Thanks for the recipe though, I do like trying new things. They can’t all be winners though.,,
Amanda, thank you for trying the recipe. I know each kitchen can have different results even though we follow the directions, this has happened to me as well. I hope you come back and try other recipes!
Mona Dirbashi says
I got a different result too
My cookies keep turning out thin as pancakes…. What’s your secret? I need help because I ADORE these cookies, but they don’t seem to adore me! Thanks!
Meg Barracato says
These were not a success story for me. The first pan was overly done on the bottom and edges at 8 min. Second pan was overly done around the edges and very under-baked in the middle at 7 min. I tried making them smaller, and had similar issues. As another reviewer said, they looked rather greasy and unappealing. I didn’t think they had much taste. Ironically, my husband liked them though, and I made them for him!
I’m so sorry these were quite up to par, cookie recipes can yield different results for a number of reasons. My oven temperature could vary from yours, the ingredients used, the baking sheets used and how they were lined can all contribute to the difference in outcomes. I do thank you for giving them a chance!
Yvonne Joudrey says
Any idea of the nutritional info on these cookies?
Tanya Schroeder says
Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.6g 7%
Saturated Fat 3.7g 18%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 123mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 12.5g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%
Total Sugars 8g
Vitamin D 3mcg 15%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 15mg 0%
Donna c says
Yum! I want that cookie now! Thanks for sharing! As for the dog treats, my brother, cousins and I all ate dog treats at my grandmas. They always talked too long and dinner was too late. It was the only thing we could find in pantry that was ready to eat!
Tanya Schroeder says
Oh that is so funny!!
Karen T says
Hilarious story, but as a child I remember not only eating milkbone biscuits, but also gravy train dry nuggets! For real! Not excessively, but I remember doing it! My mom would tell me to leave the dog food alone! I never got into the cat food and almostvwretch looking at those fancy feast commercials. Regardless, I am making these cookies because they look so attractive and look so delicious! Will let you know!
Karen T says
Hilarious story, but as a child I remember not only eating milkbone biscuits, but also gravy train dry nuggets! For real! Not excessively, but I remember doing it! My mom would tell me to leave the dog food alone! I never got into the cat food and almost wretch looking at those fancy feast commercials. Regardless, I am making these cookies because they look so attractive and look so delicious! Will let you know!
Tanya Schroeder says
Gravy Train!! OMG, that is so funny!! I suppose there really isn’t anything that is going to hurt you in dog food right? I hope you like the cookies!
Made a 1/4 of this recipe to test it out and was not disappointed: I got 6 slightly chewy, light and beautifully soft cookies. Didn’t have any cinnamon chips either so just added more ground cinnamon and was perfectly fine – great job with this recipe!
Tanya Schroeder says
Yay! I’m thrilled you enjoyed these cookies!! Thanks for sharing!
I just want to say that I found this recipe like yearssss ago, probably around the time it was first posted. It is STILL my go to cookie recipe! My husband loves white chocolate so I always do with white chocolate chips, and I can adapt this for other variations. Yesterday I made a batch and added peanut butter + peanut butter chips, and omitted the cinnamon. Love this recipe!!!!!! The best ??
Tanya Schroeder says
Wow! I am going to try to make these with white chocolate chips! I never thought about the peanut butter!
The recipe at the bottom says 350, but in the instructions in your blog, it says 375. Could you let me know which is correct? Thanks!
Tanya Schroeder says
You will want to bake these cookies at 350 degrees. I will make sure I make that change.
I had three bags of cinnamon chips in my pantry and I found your recipe. This recipe is a keeper and it has a perfect cinnamon taste! Thanks.
These cookies are always a hit when I make them. My coworkers refer to them as the Cinnamon Crack cookies. Thanks for the recipe!