Food & Drink

Brown Butter Oatmeal Cookies

February 27, 2017

Well these cookies were a nice little surprise!  After back to back birthday parties this weekend on top of the usual rigmarole, Sunday evening left me scrambling to throw something together for Aaron to take in his lunch.  We both love oatmeal cookies but the great debate is raisins or no raisins (I say lots and lots, he says EWWWW!)  But whatever you choose these brown butter oatmeal cookies are particularly delicious.  I have a feeling they aren’t going to last long around here 😉

I have tried some brown butter recipes before but I forgot just how tasty it is.  There was a subtle richness to the cookie that makes this one stand out from other oatmeal cookies.  I loved this cookie just the way it is, but if you’re looking for a little more, Monique at Ambitious Kitchen, the creator of this recipe, added glaze to hers and included ideas for chocolate and other add ins.  Check it out here.  Enjoy folks!

Brown Butter Oatmeal Cookies

*Makes 24 cookies 


1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt


Preheat oven 350 degrees.

Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a skillet set to medium heat, melt the butter and whisk frequently until the butter has browned, about 5-7 minutes.  Do not allow to burn!

Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl and allow to cool for a few minutes.  If there are any brown butter bits left over, scrape those into the bowl too, they have a lot of flavor to add to your cookie.

In a medium bowl combine brown sugar and butter.  With a hand mixer mix until well blended, about 1 minute.  Add egg and vanilla, continue to mix for another minute.

In a large bowl whisk together flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.  Add butter mixture and stir until blended.

Drop by the heaping tablespoon on the baking sheet about an inch apart and bake 10-12 minutes, or until edges are lightly golden.  Cool for few minutes on baking pan before transferring to a wire rack.  Enjoy!

By Three Happy Folk

Adapted from Ambitious Kitchen

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  • Reply Janna February 27, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    No raisins!!!

  • Reply Krista February 27, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    Ha! Not in this batch but the next one I’m loading up!

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