Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

OK, let me just start out by saying these cookies are amazing! You really can’t go wrong with brown butter, oatmeal and chocolate chips.  I have made 3 batches of these so far, and every time I just can’t get over how good they are!  Everyone I’ve shared these cookies with has agreed, so it’s not just me. :) They have that perfect chocolate chip cookie flavor, but with a little extra complexity from the brown butter. I love that they don’t spread, but stay nice and thick after baking. Also, they are so soft and chewy, which is exactly what I’m looking for in a cookie. In short, these just might be a new favorite. :)

Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 15-18 cookies

Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup loosely packed brown sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cups rolled oats
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup chocolate chips (I used half chocolate chips, half white chocolate chips)
optional: 1- 2 tablespoons milk, if dough is crumbly

Directions:

Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Let cook until little brown bits appear in the pan. The crackling will subside and butter will begin to brown fairly quickly after that. Keep a close eye so it doesn't get too brown. Remove from heat and let cool.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, oats and cinnamon. Set aside.

Once butter has cooled, transfer to a large bowl. Whisk in the sugars until smooth. Add in egg and vanilla, whisking until smooth once again. Gently stir in the dry ingredients. If you find that the dough still won’t come together, add in milk 1 tablespoon at a time (I haven't had to do this.) Fold in chocolate chips and refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Form dough into 1 1/2 inch balls. Place about 2 inches apart on a nonstick baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until bottoms and edges are golden. Cool completely on the baking sheet.

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13 Responses to “Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. 1

    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — May 22, 2013 @ 8:42 am

    I love that you used chocolate and not a single raisin! Can we banish raisins forever? :)

  2. 2

    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — May 22, 2013 @ 9:36 am

    This sounds like such a delight!!

  3. 3

    Denise — May 22, 2013 @ 11:41 am

    Do you use reg oatmeal, quick or instant ?

  4. 4

    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — May 22, 2013 @ 1:12 pm

    These seriously look beyond delish! I am having a serious love affair with brown butter right now so I need to make these.

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — May 22, 2013 @ 2:54 pm

    Looks like a great cookie to me! I just made two different batches of cookies and thought about browning the butter but for some reason didn’t. For shame.

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    nessa — May 22, 2013 @ 4:04 pm

    They look delicious! You can’t go wrong with brown butter!

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    Tammie — May 22, 2013 @ 4:49 pm

    These look really good! How can you go wrong with brown butter, chocolate chips and oh yea, oatmeal. That makes it healthy right?

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    Joanne — May 23, 2013 @ 9:03 pm

    These look so delicious, and plan to bake these for a friend who is having surgery.

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    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef — May 24, 2013 @ 10:13 pm

    these look great! i do love pillowy cookies :)

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    Kathy — May 26, 2013 @ 2:50 pm

    The look wonderful! Especially with the regular and white chocolate chips!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — May 26, 2013 @ 10:23 pm

    Oh goodness, these look absolutely wonderful! Have to try this recipe :)

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    Anon — July 6, 2013 @ 9:28 pm

    How many grams of butter is it???

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    Leah — September 19, 2013 @ 5:57 am

    These are very good. I didn’t use any cinnamon and they are excellent.

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