Salted Brown Sugar and Rye Chocolate Chip Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling


2 dozen

Updated: Nov. 16, 2023
These bakery-style cookies are a delicious twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie! The combination of rye flour, chocolate and brown sugar makes these cookies truly unique. They’re soft and chewy with crunchy edges, perfectly salty-sweet and loaded with just the right amount of chocolate. —Julie Peterson, Crofton, Maryland
Salted Brown Sugar and Rye Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon, optional
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup rye flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks or chips
  • Flaky sea salt, such as Maldon


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter, brown sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg, and bourbon if desired. In another bowl, whisk flours, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chunks.
  2. Shape dough into 1-1/2-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Cover and chill at least 2 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake until edges are just set, 8-10 minutes (centers may appear underbaked). Remove from oven; immediately sprinkle cookies with sea salt. Cool on pans 5 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Store between pieces of waxed paper in an airtight container.

Can you freeze Salted Brown Sugar and Rye Chocolate Chip Cookies?

Freeze cookies in freezer containers, separating layers with waxed paper. To use, thaw before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 134 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 88mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.