Brown Butter Oatmeal Chunk Cookies.
I like cookies.
I like chocolate.
I just, uh… sort of love brown butter.
I don’t really like oatmeal… unless it’s in cookies with chocolate and brown butter.
I like things that taste a lot like chocolate chip oatmeal cookies but aren’t chocolate chip oatmeal cookies at all. But whatever.
Huh. This just seems like it’s going to work out perfectly.
Why yes… I will accept this rose.
I mean, these cookies seriously are TOTALLY different than other oatmeal cookies because of the brown butter. Just look at the specks in the dough. Just smell them. Just eat them!
They are diverse in so many ways.
But we all know I’ve talked ’til I’m blue in the face about how much brown butter improves, well… life in general. So the depth of flavor in these cookies? The caramelness, the toffeeness, the butterness? It’s life ending. And totally worth it.
Brown Butter Oatmeal Chunk Cookies
[adapted from my chewy oatmeal chocolate chips]
makes about 15-18 cookies
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 chunks
optional: 1- 2 tablespoons milk, if dough is crumbly
Heat a small saucepan over medium-low heat and add butter. Whisking constantly, cook butter until bubbly and until small brown bits appear on the bottom of the pan – about 5-6 minutes. Watch closely and immediately remove the butter from the heat, whisking for an additional 30 seconds or so. Set aside and let cool COMPLETELY. Note: It does not need to solidfy at all, but it should not be warm to the touch.
In a bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder, oats and cinnamon, mixing, then set aside.
Once butter has cooled, add to a large bowl. Whisk in sugars, stirring until smooth. Add in egg and vanilla, whisking until smooth once again. Slowly begin to stir in dry ingredients, using your hands if necessary (I always do) to bring dough together. If you find that the dough still won’t come together, add in milk 1 tablespoon at a time (I rarely have to do this.) Fold in chocolate chips, distributing them evenly. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Using an ice cream scoop or your hands, form dough into 1 1/2 inch balls. Place about 2 inches apart on a nonstick baking sheet, then bake for 10-12 minutes, or until bottoms and edges are golden. Let cool before serving. [/donotprint]
I’m currently holed up inside that gooey chewy bite up there. [/donotprint]
212 Comments on “Brown Butter Oatmeal Chunk Cookies.”
I love that there’s barely any oatmeal (visible). Awesomely huge chocolate chips as well. Anything with brown butter is a winner in my book.
I’ve not yet jumped on the browned butter cookie bandwagon. Everyone says it really does make a difference so okay, you’ve sold me. I must try it now!
I just discovered the deliciousness that is brown butter, so I will definitely be trying this recipe!
these are looking super yummy… i love oatmeal cookies
these crossed my reader at a perfect time. I cannot leave because it’s SNOWING. yeah. so… I have all of these ingredients, and a sudden (huh, don’t know HOW or why) craving for exactly these.
yay snow day!
I am a huge fan of brown butter as well!! These cookies look super good.:)
Why on earth haven’t I browned my butter yet? I’m doing it.
You don’t have to convince me about brown butter…most definately making this!
I’m also not huge fun of oatmeal, but come on.. These cookies look ridonkeylously chewy and awesome. Love how they stay fat after baking :)
Do you use baking powder, or baking soda?
Through your recipes and others I realized that brown butter was something you did on purpose instead of leaving in the pan too long. Now I just love it. I’m sure it adds a great flavor to these delicious cookies. Love that cinnamon is used in this recipe.
What a perfect cookie! I’ve been trying to get mine to turn out like that for years. That’s it, I’m following your recipe to the T…I can’t wait!
OMG Jessica you are tempting me bad! I have had a serious cookie craving ever since I polished off the last crumb at the bottom of the box of Girl Scout Thin Mints but have been trying to be good and hold out for at least a week before I broke down and either 1.) purchased store bought cookies or b.) made a big ole batch of homemade cookies. I think “B” wins and these are the cookies to fill that hole in my life!
i want these fresh out of my oven like right now. who cares if i haven’t had breakfast yet, these have oatmeal therefore are totally acceptable as breakfast. i’m sure these are fantabulous!
Great cookie recipe. I can’t wait to make these for my guy. He would love them. Oh my! It’s been too long since I’ve made cookies. Time to change that.
These are my favorite kind of cookies! I need to try it with brown butter! They look like absolute heaven!
I promised to bake cookies for a potluck and I think I found the winning recipe. They look delicious.
I made these cookies tonight. They are AMAZING!! The brown butter taste is so good and the oatmeal and chocolate complement it so well! YUM
Oh yummm!!! Everytime I see oatmeal chocolate chip, I never have second thoughts about indulging. This is a great one to try making, ASAP!
I love oatmeal cookies so I am loving these! Chocolate chunks definitely make the BEST chocolate chip cookies. Beautiful!!
I totally need to get on this brown butter wagon/bus/train/whatever.
These are the last things I need. I’ve been baking waaay too many sweets lately. However, I’m sure my husband won’t complain if I make these. :)
These look soo good… like they would melt right in your mouth!
I love every single cookie combination you develop. My taste buds love you. My thighs hate you. (But I’m okay with it.) These are three of my FAVORITE things all combined in one cookie. This recipe has jumped up to the top of my “to bake” list.
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These look amazing, like whoa amazing. They are so tall! And brown butter, well I can imagine how that elevates these cookies to a whole new level of delicious. So excited to make these. Soon. :)
Besides the enticing combination of ingredients, those photographs are stunning and the cookies look exactly how I want mine to look after they come out of the oven. Bookmarking this!
These look and sound amazing!
This might be the next cookie recipe I try.
JEEEEZ, really?!?! Because you know I have no willpower and no generosity when it comes to stuff like this so I’d hoarde these and eat them all by myself in less than two days. Mean. Seriously, I would not think of something this ridiculous if left to my own devices. Now I’m not going to be able to focus on anything else today and the sad diet-y lunch I packed today is going to be totally miserable. Excellent. Shoot me now.
OK…RANDOM question….I always use parchment paper when I bake my cookies…are yours on parchment? Why does it looked like it was all balled up first?? Just wondering if that’s a super trick?! Can’t wait to try these.
I’ve tried to make chocolate chip cookies with browned butter before but they turned out flat and greasy. I’ll have to give these a try. They look sooooo good.
wow! These look truly amazing! Such great shape, texture and colour. I want to eat my screen. *hehe*
Made these today. Absolutely fabulous!!!! I left out the cinnamon because I made them for my second grader’s class. I baked at 350 for 10 minutes A recipe I will surely make again!!!!
These look incredible. What kind of chocolate chunks did you use? They look so decadent!
These look amazing, whoa. Ps i saw this recipe and thought you may like it, although you’ve probably already seen it…they are Tipsy Cupcakes! Awesome.
omggg you kill me. in a good way.
Brown butter and chocolate…….Can’t go wrong!
You are the devil :-) They are so yummy and I will post my cookies a bit later…once I forgot how many of them I ate.
I just made these as a sort of Grandmother’s day gift (although with dried cranberries and raisins, as she’s not much of a chocolate lady these days!) and they’re absolutely delicious. Really getting on this browned butter wagon too. Looking forward to making these again (and with chocolate I think) so I can actually eat them myself!
I see the oats in the dough, but not in the cookie! You are a magician! Look sooo good!
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Just made a batch of these cookies and they are amazing! Probably one of the best cookie recipes I have come across, and I do love cookies! I also regularly make your sweet potato stuffed with bbq chicken and cheese recipe, my husband loves it. Thank you for all the wonderful recipes!
Your cookies always look so amazing, I wish mine would come out half as good. :)
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I just made these last night! So delicious, the brown butter definitely made the difference, and I couldn’t believe how fluffy they were! Usually my cookies are super flat. Will definitely make these again!
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Yum! What an awesome cookie recipe. I’ve been wanting to try the whole brown butter thing for a while. I guess I just need to go for it.
These are in my oven right now. Need I say more?