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Brown Butter Iced Oatmeal Cookies

4.8 from 6 reviews

These old fashioned iced oatmeal cookies have crisp edge, soft and gooey center and are finished off with a dreamy vanilla glaze!

These old fashioned iced oatmeal cookies have crisp edge, soft and gooey center and are finished off with a dreamy vanilla glaze!

  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 16 cookies 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american
  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 16 cookies 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american
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  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 16 cookies 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american

Ingredients

for the oatmeal cookies

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, browned and cooled
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

for the icing

  • 1 1/3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Brown the butter over medium heat, stirring constantly until the butter begins to foam and turns a golden brown, emitting a nutty aroma. Make sure you only brown the butter lightly. When butter browns the liquid evaporates off which can dry out your dough. As soon as the butter starts to turn brown and smell nutty, take it off the heat to prevent any more liquid from escaping. Take butter off the heat and allow to cool for about a minute, or until no longer hot to the touch, before using.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat until mixed together. Add in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  4. Add the flour, salt and baking soda and beat until well mixed. Add the oats and mix until just combined and no streaks of flour remain.
  5. Use a 1.5 ounce cookie scoop to scoop the cookie dough out into balls, placing them 2 inches apart on the prepared sheet. Bake for 12 minutes, or until the edges are just golden brown and the centers have puffed up but are still gooey.
  6. Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack to cool. While the cookies cool, make the icing. Combine all the ingredients for the frosting in a microwave safe bowl. Mix until smooth. Microwave the icing for 30 seconds–this will help thin it out and help it harden once it cools!
  7. Frost the top of each oatmeal cookie, using an offset to spatula to scrape off any excess glaze. Allow the glaze to set before eating!

Notes

  1. If brown butter isn’t your thing, you can just melt the butter instead! If you haven’t tried brown butter before, I recommend you try it at least once! It is delicious and really elevate the tastes of these cookies!