After just one bite everyone will be asking you for the recipe for these chewy brown butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!
So I can't believe that I don't already have a chocolate chip cookie recipe on my blog, well actually I can. I try to avoid making chocolate chip cookies because they are my kryptonite . I mean who doesn't love a good warm gooey chocolate chip cookie straight from the oven? It is absolutely the greatest thing on earth you can't convince me otherwise.
These brown butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies take chocolate chip cookies to a whole new level. Brown butter has a delicious almost nutty caramel flavour. I really wanted to highlight that flavour, so I used mostly brown sugar in these cookies. The oats add a wonderful chewy texture to these cookies. The hint of cinnamon plays to the nutty flavour of the cookies and makes people stop mid bite to try and figure out what that mystery flavour is. It's not over powering - just enough so that you notice its there.
Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 24 cookies
1 c butter
1 ½ c brown sugar
½ c sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c oatmeal
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
1 ¾ c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 c chocolate chips
Pre-heat oven to 350F.
In a medium saucepan, over medium to high heat, melt butter. Once melted allow the butter to brown and caramelize in colour (3-4 minutes). Caramelized bits should start to form at the bottom of the pan. Take care not to let the butter burn. Transfer browned butter to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, be sure to scrape all the browned bits from the pan (they are full of flavour!). Mix on low-medium speed for about 5 minutes to allow butter to cool slightly.
While the butter is cooling, in a large bowl, whisk together, flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon.
Mix sugars into the butter until combined. Mixture should resemble wet sand. Mix in eggs one at a time, scraping down the side of the bowl after each addition. Mix in vanilla. Mix in oats until just combined. Stir in flour mixture until just combined.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let dough chill for at least two hours.
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Drop rounded table spoon of cookie dough onto lined cookie sheet. Space cookies evenly, leaving 1-2 inches between cookies.
Bake at 350 F for 11-13 mins or until lightly browned on the bottom.