Browned Butter Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies


The last few days have been a bit of a whirlwind.  After church on Sunday I was torn between two things: taking a much needed nap (which I never do) or making some cookies (which I always do).  I opted for making cookies.  Cookies with some browned butter.   I know I’m a little late to the  ”browned butter” train, but I seriously love its flavor.  It adds a richness to cookies that I love.  And the smell of the butter browning?  Yeah,  it’s amazing.  

 I’ve played with browned butter in these awesome cookies and this savory quinoa salad  and decided to go the cookie route again, and give it a try in one of my favorite cookies: oatmeal chocolate chippers.  But with dark chocolate chips.   

Get browning some butter peeps, make some cookies and  sink your teeth in.

‘Cause these babies are oh…so…good! 


Browned Butter Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies
rich browned butter adds depth to dark chocolate oatmeal cookies
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  1. 1 cup unsalted butter
  2. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  3. 1 tsp salt
  4. 1 tsp baking soda
  5. 1 tsp cinnamon
  6. 3/4 cup sugar
  7. 3/4 cup brown sugar
  8. 1 tsp vanilla
  9. 2 eggs
  10. 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
  11. 3 cups old fashioned oats
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Continue stirring as butter begins to simmer and foams up. Continue until butter turns a dark amber color and brown specks appear at the bottom of the pan (you will see them as you continue to whisk). Once browned (and be careful not to burn) remove from heat and let cool.
  3. Meanwhile, mix flour, soda, salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl and set aside.
  4. Once cooled slightly, pour browned butter into the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat in sugars for several minutes until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat for another minute or two.
  5. Stir in dry ingredients with a wooden spoon. Add dark chocolate chips and oats. Spoon by heaping tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10 minutes, or until edges slightly brown. Let cool for several minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
Adapted from Simply Recipes
Adapted from Simply Recipes
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  1. Cookies always win over naps here too!!! Love the brown butter in these and how ultra chewy they look!!! Yum!!!

  2. I LOVE using browned butter in cookies Kristy! Esp oatmeal cookies, which are my favorite kind. These look so perfect. Your cookies always do. :)

  3. These look amazing!!

    I would love for you to join my Link Up this week! :)

  4. Oh yum, these look like perfect chocolate chip cookies!

  5. Gahhhh, these cookies are KILLING ME! They look so soft, and that melty chocolate is just screaming my name. I want the whole batch, and I don’t want to share with anyone!

  6. Kristy – I LOVE your new blog design! Its very pretty! These cookies look amazing, I wish I had one or four now =)!

  7. The nutty taste of browned butter goes so well with oatmeal. Adding in the dark chocolate is even better. :) These look great!

  8. Brown butter was sent from heaven! These cookies look fabulous!

  9. Browned butter makes absolutely everything better! I’m loving this recipe.

  10. these are so yummy……i think we need to sample all your cookies…..just so i can post about how good they are!!

  11. I love using brown butter in cookies! These cookies sound incredible!

  12. These just look PERFECT.

  13. Well, I do love me some browned butter…

  14. Just spied these on FG. You outdid yourself! Delish!

    And your site is looking so spiffy, too! Love the makeover!

  15. Oh my… YUM! I just made these and they are so good! I think I could have just eaten the dough by the spoonful… oh wait… I did do that :) I had never used dark chocolate chips and I got some just for this, but I might be a convert. It made these so rich. Super nutty carmel flavor and rich chocolate. Thanks for this one!

  16. I love the flavor of this recipe, but they won’t spread for me at all, and just stay in little delicious oatmeal ball shapes :(


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