Brown Butter and Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies


Brown butter adds extra deliciousness to these oatmeal chocolate cookies. Honestly, they are the best cookies I've eaten (store-bought or homemade)! Prepare the brown butter in advance because it will have to cool completely.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
42 cookies


  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat; cook, swirling the pan frequently, until the butter is browned, about 5 minutes. Pour browned butter into a bowl and set aside to cool.

  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (168 degrees C).

  3. Beat browned butter, brown sugar, and white sugar together in a large bowl until smooth and creamy. Beat one egg into the butter mixture until smooth; add second egg and vanilla extract and beat again until smooth and uniform in color.

  4. Mix oats, flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl; add to the browned butter mixture and stir to get a cookie dough. Stir chocolate chips into the dough. Drop dough by heaping teaspoonful onto baking sheets.

  5. Bake in preheated oven until edges and bottoms are golden brown, about 12 minutes. Cool on sheets for 10 minutes before transferring to wire cooling racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

132 Calories
6g Fat
18g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 42
Calories 132
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 95mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 53mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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