Soft Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cookies

Soft Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cookies with white chocolate chips are so over the top delicious, they’re guaranteed to be your new favorite!

I would like to apologize in advance for the cookies you see here. They were honestly a last minute, “let me whip something up real quick” kind of a thing. You know, when you want something beyond a chocolate chip cookie but you don’t want to think too much about it kind of cookie. It’s a whole category, you see.

Well, I made these in a hurry and magic happened. Pure magic.

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Brown sugary sweetness and cozy cinnamon in a soft buttery cookie loaded with white chocolate chips…which are completely optional if you don’t love white chocolate.

I am obsessed with these, and you will be too. You just need about 15 minutes and you and the cookie of your dreams can live happily ever after.

Soft Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cookies with white chocolate chips are so over the top delicious, they're guaranteed to be your new favorite!

Like I said, the white chips are totally optional. Originally I wasn’t going to use them, but they are just so dang pretty. If you’re one of those, “I don’t like things too sweet people” leave them out…and then go check your pulse. Because…

And I made them in such a hurry I took approximately one whole picture of the cookie making process…

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cookie Dough

A photo of the scooped dough. That’s it.

BUT I am pretty sure you guys are all pretty ace cookie bakers at this point and don’t need me shoving 14 pictures in your face of pouring chips and creaming butter.

Anyhow, they will look like this when they are baked…

Soft Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cookies with white chocolate chips are so over the top delicious!

Stunning, yes? Make sure you leave these a touch under-baked so they are extra soft. Unless you like your cookie crispy, and then by all means bake the heck out of it.

Also I pushed a few extra chips on top before they went in the oven so they looked extra fancy.

Make these asap, folks.

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Soft Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cookies

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Yield: 30 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg, plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups white chips *optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F/175°C
  2. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment mix the butter and brown sugar together for 2 minutes on medium speed, scraping the sides of your bowl as necessary.
  4. Add in the egg, yolk and vanilla mixing for 1 minute until combined.
  5. Add in the cinnamon, salt and baking soda, mixing for 30 seconds.
  6. Turn the mixer to low and add in the flour until just combined.
  7. If you are adding in the white chocolate, stir the chips in now until evenly incorporated.
  8. Using a medium (2 tablespoon) cookie scoop, drop the dough onto the prepared baking sheet 2 inches apart. Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes until the edges are lightly golden and the centers are almost set.
  9. Remove the sheet from the oven and allow the cookies to cool on the pan for 4-5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

28 Responses

  1. Wait, are you actually apologizing for making us these awesome cookies?! Silly Shelly. Brown sugar and cinnamon never need an I’m sorry….okay, maybe if I ate the whole batch and didn’t share, that I might be sorry. But just maybe.

    Pinned!

  2. Kathy Mader

    Hi, my cookies didn’t spread out nice and thin like yours. They stayed in a small, puffy shape. Do you know what I did wrong? They still taste good, but I was looking for that chewy texture, if you know what I mean. Mine are a more fluffy texture. Thanks.

  3. Christine

    My boyfriend and his friend ate ALL of the cookies within a day. They requested me to triple the batch next time. Thanks for this recipe! 🙂

    1. Shelly

      I always have spreading issues with stainless pans. I prefer a darker colored thin baking sheet to get a nice golden brown on the bottom without too much spreading 🙂

  4. Moreya Kelsey

    Just found this recipe and can’t wait to try it tonight! (…my butter is on the counter getting room temp, right now!)
    I found vanilla chips at the store that I think I’m going to try in the recipe. 🙂

  5. Erin

    Really delicous! I added 2x the connamon and anout 1/2 tsp ground clove because i love a spicy cookie, also didnt have any white chips around so i stirred in rasins… Like a cross between a snickerdoodle and and an oatmeal rasin cookie. LOVE! I will befonetly be keeping this recipe as the butter/brown sugar/egg/flour ratio it perfect for a soft cookie with a crispy edge, and very versatile with minimal modifications!!

  6. Jo Dugger

    Just found this recipe and had to make them…Awesome cookie, very moist and full of cinnamon with just the right amount of sweetness. This will be a new addition to my go to cookies. Thank you!

  7. Nickie

    These cookies taste great and were a hit with my family! My son claims to hate chocolate so I always get him to eat white chocolate by telling him they are vanilla chips. He loved these cookies.

  8. I dont know what went wrong but when i made these, the dough was crumbly but went with it anyway. I even looked over the directions twice to make sure i had all the right measurements. They turned out very dry…seems like i had too much flour but i put 2 and 1/2 cups like it said. I was really looking forward to these too. ?

    1. Nancy

      I know I’ve run into that if I use a measuring cup to measure the flour when I bake, instead of my 1 cup scoop and my half cup scoop. I fluff up the flour in the bag, scoop it full, and level it with a knife. I added that half cup very slowly to make sure the consistency stayed moist. Hope this might help! They did turn out delicious and are worth another try.

  9. Claudia Roitman

    Shelly do I have by any means to chill the dough before baking or these will not spread? I’m new to your blog and I just made your cranberry focaccia what a delicious treat. My boyfriend and I almost ate the whole thing!! Thanks for sharing! Love, Claudia.

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