Chewy Browned Butter Oatmeal Cookies

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I have a strong love for browned butter. Sweet or savory, if there’s butter that has been browned in a skillet involved, I’m probably in.
In this case, the browned butter is combined with dark brown sugar, oatmeal, and a little vanilla to produce chewy, nutty, perfectly done cookies that will outshine all others.
You can add extras to these if you want. While normally I am a fan of butterscotch chips, walnuts, or even chocolate chips, I think these are kind of perfect as is. Although a little coarse sea salt can’t hurt, and is actually perfect for the dark caramel, buttery undertones here. So yes, add that.

Chewy Browned Butter Oatmeal Cookies

These chewy browned butter oatmeal cookies are rich in caramel flavor, have nutty, buttery notes, and are perfect for any anytime snack.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Course Cookies
Servings 24
Calories 149 kcal


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Coarse sea salt optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cut the butter into chunks and put in a deep skillet or saucepan. Stainless steel is best — don’t use dark colored or nonstick.
  • Turn to medium and melt and cook the butter until it turns brown and becomes fragrant and nutty. When it is well browned, turn off the heat and immediately add the butter to a large mixing bowl.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes and add the sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Stir until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, baking soda, and kosher salt. Add to the butter mixture and stir well.
  • Refrigerate your dough for 15 minutes.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment and scoop the dough into 2 inch balls about 2 inches apart. Flatten slightly and sprinkle with coarse salt if using.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, until cookies are browned.
  • Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack before serving.


Calories: 149kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 170mgPotassium: 48mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 256IUCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. View full nutrition disclousre.
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