Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I’ve just recently been introduced to browned butter, and it’s changed my life. Now browned butter isn’t anything complicated like I thought it was, it’s simply butter that’s been browned on the stovetop, without burning it. Then you simply use it in any recipe that calls for softened or room temperature butter. It’s pretty easy, so long as you don’t burn the butter.

cookies on parchment paper

Here, I’ve used Land O’Lakes (unsalted) butter and browned it before adding it to a chocolate chip oatmeal cookie recipe. This recipe is based on the famous Nestle Toll House recipe. It cooks up perfect every time, just be sure for best results to refrigerate the dough before baking the cookies to get nice fat cookies, and not flat ones.

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Yield: 36 cookies

Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Cook Time:   10 minutes    Total Time:   1 hour 45 minutes


2 sticks butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/4 cups AP flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup oatmeal
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans


Heat oven to 375°. Heat butter over medium low heat in a small saucepan until browned. Be careful not to burn. Butter is done when browned and when it has a rich, nutty aroma.

Let butter cool to room temperature. Add butter and sugar to stand mixer. Mix until well combined. Add eggs and mix well. Add flour, baking soda and salt. Mix until well combined. Add oatmeal, chocolate chips and pecans. Mix until just combined.

Refrigerate dough until chilled, about 1 hour.

Spoon dough by the tablespoon onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 375°. Let rest for 3 minutes on cookie sheet after baking. Remove and cool on cooling rack. Store leftover cookies in an airtight container.

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Land O’ Lakes also has a fabulous new Olive Oil and Sea Salt butter that I’ve told you about before. I was fortunate enough to try it right when it came out, and am still waiting on my local grocery store to carry it, because it’s the best butter ever. Ree, The Pioneer Woman also loves it! She’s been developing all sorts of new recipes with it. Hopefully this wonderful butter is available in your area now.

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Now time for the giveaway! One lucky winner is going to win:

  • SIGNED copies of BOTH of Ree’s amazing cookbooks.
  • 3 of Ree’s favorite cooking utensils.
  • Free coupon to try Land O’Lakes Butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt.

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To enter to win this prize pack, just leave a comment below telling me your favorite thing to spread butter on.

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Giveaway ends Aug 24 at midnight.

Disclosure: The author received a gift package from Land O’Lakes, including two cookbooks, a whisk, a slotted spoon, tongs and a full-value coupon redeemable for LAND O LAKES® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt, for recipe development and review purposes. All opinions are my own.

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  23 Responses to “Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. Shaina — August 17, 2012 @ 4:44 pm

    Yep, so I need these in my life today. Like 10 minutes ago.

  2. Cassie — August 17, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

    Lordy, these are amazing. I adore brown butter and it’s so perfect to pair with oats. these look amazing!

  3. Sheri — August 17, 2012 @ 5:59 pm

    I love butter on a warm homemade corn muffin!

  4. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — August 17, 2012 @ 6:08 pm

    I love browned butter, it makes everything taste so good and I love the way it smells. These cookies look amazing.

  5. RobinLynn — August 17, 2012 @ 7:13 pm

    I know it sounds weird but I like to spread butter on Tortilla Chips. I love browned butter also. I am making Brown Butter Banana Bars as I type.

  6. Sheila Stringfield — August 17, 2012 @ 8:10 pm

    I love spreading a thick layer of butter on my home-made banana bread. Can’t wait to try the Brown Butter Oatmeal Chip Cookies!

  7. Rachel Savatski — August 17, 2012 @ 8:46 pm

    I love a piece of cold banana-nut bread with a nice layer of butter.

  8. Tickled Red — August 18, 2012 @ 6:29 am

    Girl, brown butter is the bestest. Can’t wait to give these a try with the boys, just wish I had some for breakfast this morning.

  9. Belinda @zomppa — August 18, 2012 @ 8:29 am

    Browned butter is like…a bit of heaven…these cookies are nuts!

  10. [email protected] — August 18, 2012 @ 9:13 am

    Ooo, these cookies look sublime and I bet that butter gives them such a wonderful flavor.

  11. Butter on warm english muffins or banana bread. YUMMMMMMM!!!!

  12. They seriously need to bottle that browned butter fragrance, I love it!

  13. Miner — August 18, 2012 @ 11:52 pm

    I love to spread butter on both sides of a cheese sandwich and slap it in a hot pan to get all golden toasty and melty!

  14. miranda — August 20, 2012 @ 8:55 am

    A freshly baked roll or cornbread. Mmmm thanks for a chance to win.

  15. Jayhawk Jen — August 21, 2012 @ 12:42 pm

    warm bread… or maybe pancakes! 🙂

  16. Tracee — August 22, 2012 @ 5:20 pm

    I love to put butter on fresh made biscuits just like my nanny use to do. She was from Tennessee where everything tasted better with butter. 🙂

  17. foodwanderings — August 23, 2012 @ 11:37 pm

    I always wished to make something with brown butter. Now that I think of it I made once brown butter sage for gnocchi but this sweet oatmeal cookies are a great dessert or snack choice.

  18. MANDA — August 24, 2012 @ 9:54 am

    Homemade bread!!!

    Great giveaway!

  19. MANDA — August 24, 2012 @ 10:11 am

    I tweeted!

  20. Anonymous — August 29, 2012 @ 11:48 pm

    I love brown butter on fresh corn of the cob, or a piece of cornbread just out of the oven. Not to mention butter with sea salt and a dash of lemon on asparagus. SO many uses!

  21. Dusty Norman — August 29, 2012 @ 11:49 pm

    I love brown butter on fresh corn of the cob, or a piece of cornbread just out of the oven. Not to mention butter with sea salt and a dash of lemon on asparagus. SO many uses!

  22. Kathy — September 6, 2012 @ 6:03 pm

    on a baguette, topped with a slice of Brie

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