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Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cookies

These Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cookies with white chocolate chips are so over the top delicious. If you love soft and chewy cinnamon cookies, you’ve struck gold with these!

If cinnamon sugar is your thing, make sure to try out my Perfect Snickerdoodles! They’re the best!


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Soft & Chewy Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cookies

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.

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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Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cookies

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  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 30 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


These Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cookies with white chocolate chips are so over the top delicious. If you love soft and chewy cinnamon cookies, you’ve struck gold with these!


  • 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 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups white chips *optional


  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.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 169
  • Sugar: 12.1 g
  • Sodium: 109.5 mg
  • Fat: 9.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.3 g
  • Protein: 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 24.2 mg

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46 comments on “Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cookies”

  1. Hi there! I made these cookies before but didn’t have any white chocolate chips…so I lightly gllfristed the cookies woth some vanilla icing I had kicking around. They tasted like cinnamon Buns! So yummy. I upped the cinnamon and added a bit of nutmeg for a bigger spice kick too.

    My question is this: can I freeze these? I’d like to make a batch now and freeze for Christmas. Would they still be okay by the time I need to use them?

    1. You can absolutely freeze these! Thaw them at room temp! And great idea with the icing…that sounds so good!

  2. I feel like I must have made a different recipe than everyone else. The batter was dry and crumbly and the first batch didn’t spread at all but baked up like rocks. I had to flatten them like peanut butter or shortbread cookies after 9 minutes of bake time. I also didn’t find them to have any particular flavor and if I make them again I’d add double the cinnamon. I added milk to the second batch to see if I could get them to spread and chocolate chips for sweetness but still didn’t spread. I don’t think I’ll try these again.

  3. Hi Shelly,
    I just made these cookies for the first time and they were delicious! They tasted just like a warm hug and my family has gobbled them up. One thing I noticed was that they were quite buttery and left my hands feeling greasy. Would reducing the butter a little be alright? Or should I add more flour instead? Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

    1. You could try that… I might reduce the amount of butter by just a few tablespoons instead of increasing the flour 🙂

  4. I made these for our family. These are the best cookies ever! Everyone loved them! We also mixed in some cinnamon chips with the white chocolate. Delicious!

  5. I had really high hopes for these as they turned up as an alternative recipe to Chips Ahoy’s Cinnamon Sugar Thins, which I recently found just before moving to the UK, where they aren’t sold. So I tried to make them, following the recipe as stated. And I’m sorry, but these tasted nothing like those. And beyond that, I wouldn’t even say they tasted good when it comes to cookies. And now I’m stuck with 50 of them… I’ll be searching for a new recipe… 🙁

    1. Sorry you didn’t enjoy the cookies, but I never claimed these would taste like Chips Ahoy These aren’t supposed to be thin and crispy cookies, so it sounds like this just wasn’t the recipe you were looking for 🙂

  6. Made this recipe with the white chocolate chips, and it turned out perfectly!! Let my whole family try and they said it was a bit too sweet, so maybe next time omit the white chocolate chips. Other than that, highly recommend you try these out!

  7. Delicious!!! I love cinnamon and these cookies are chewy, soft, sweet, cinnamon and craveable!!!

    I made them for an event the next day, but had to taste one to make sure they were good enough….

    They were so good, I had to remind myself and husband that we had to save them for the event.

    Will make them again!

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