Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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February 21, 2022
Cookies
February 21, 2022

Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 11 min
  • Total time: 45 min

These super soft and chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are made with brown butter, brown sugar, and (obviously) tons of chocolate chips! You’ll love these brown butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!

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Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These super soft and chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are made with brown butter, brown sugar, and (obviously) tons of chocolate chips! You’ll love these brown butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!

brown butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Brown Butter Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve never understood those people who say oatmeal raisin cookies give them trust issues because they thought they were oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Like… what’s wrong with raisins? But after having one of these brown butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies I understand. They’re soft and gooey in the middle, crunchy on the edges, and absolutely LOADED with chocolate chips.

oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

What are brown butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies?

This brown butter oatmeal cookie recipe is so good I almost don’t want to share it. It’s that precious to me. But, of course, I’d never do that to you. These oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are pretty much the cookie of my dreams.  Super gooey and chewy in the middle with a crunchy edge, and just enough toasty oats to keep things hearty without tasting too much like you’re eating oatmeal. AND they’re loaded up with huge chocolate chunks. I love them. And I know you will too.

Ingredients for chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

People ask me all the time what my favorite dessert to bake is, so listen up – you heard it here first! It’s cookies. I truly love making cookies because they are generally straight forward to make and consist of simple, staple ingredients. These oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are the perfect cookie to whip up with what you have on hand! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Brown Sugar: We used all brown sugar to get a super soft and chewy cookie! If all you have on hand is granulated sugar you can substitute it out for white sugar and molasses or just use white sugar. However, if you use granulated sugar your cookies will be slightly drier and crunchier!
  • Eggs: You’ll need one egg and one egg yolk to get the perfect chewy oatmeal cookie texture.
  • Vanilla Extract: Pure vanilla extract will really take your cookies over the edge and deepen their flavor. Don’t be afraid to be a little heavy handed.
  • All Purpose Flour: All purpose flour will give your cookies a soft and tender crumb. I’ve also made these with whole wheat flour for a heartier cookie!
  • Salt: Salty-sweet is always a win in my book. Without salt your cookies will taste a little one-noted and a little too sweet.
  • Baking Soda: A little bit of baking soda will give your cookies the perfect rise and a slightly crackly top.
  • Old Fashioned Oats: Make sure that you are using old fashioned oats and not quick oats! Quick oats are much smaller and will lead to a thicker, denser cookie that doesn’t spread as much!
  • Chocolate Chips: You can also use chopped up chocolate bars or chocolate chunks! I recommend using a high quality chocolate like Ghiardelli or Guittard!
  • Brown Butter: Brown butter pairs beautifully with so many different flavors, but it goes especially well with oats because of its nutty, toasty notes that really complement oatmeal.

brown butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

So… how do you make brown butter?

Browning your butter gives it an amazing complexity that enhances so many recipes, and really takes any baked good from pretty good to absolutely drool worthy. Plus, once you get the hang of doing it, it’s not all that hard to do!

  1. Start by melting your butter over medium heat in a small sauce pan.
  2. Whisk the butter constantly as it melts to ensure it’s evenly heated. As it melts the butter will start to foam. This is the sweet point between boiling the butter (NOT what you want) and not hot enough.
  3. Keep a close eye on the butter. Like DO NOT WALK AWAY. It will transition from it’s usual yellow color to a deeper golden hue and at last to a beautiful light brown. You’ll know it’s done by the smell: a toasted nutty,  intoxicating scent. It can very quickly go from this light brown to burnt, so make sure you take it off the heat as soon as it makes the turn.
  4. Take it off the heat and transfer to a bowl to allow it to cool before using in your recipe.

oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

I’m a maximalist… can I make these brown butter oatmeal cookies with more than just chocolate chips?

Of course! Now I know that a lot of people hate raisins (and personally I think you are CRAZY for it because I adore them. But whatever. More raisins for me.), but if you’re not a raisin fan – no worries. You can still enjoy these brown butter oatmeal cookies. These cookies are just as scrumptious with different mix-ins or totally plain! We also love making these cookies with:

  • raisins
  • chopped up dates
  • white chocolate chunks
  • dried cherries
  • chopped nuts
  • m & m’s
  • toffee pieces (SO GOOD)

And so many other stir-ins! Basically anything you would think to chop up and fold into cookie dough works well with the salty-sweet, oat-y dough.

Happy baking, bromies!

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Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 from 14 reviews

These super soft and chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are made with brown butter, brown sugar, and (obviously) tons of chocolate chips! You’ll love these brown butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!

These super soft and chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are made with brown butter, brown sugar, and (obviously) tons of chocolate chips! You’ll love these brown butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!

  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 11 minutes
  • Total Time: 26 minutes
  • Yield: 16 cookies 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american
  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 11 minutes
  • Total Time: 26 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: 11 minutes
  • Total Time: 26 minutes
  • Yield: 16 cookies 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american

Ingredients

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

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. In a large mixing bowl combine the brown butter and brown sugar. Beat until mixed together. Add in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  3. Add the flour, salt and baking soda and beat until well mixed. Add the oats and beat to combine.
  4. Last add the chocolate chips, folding to distribute them evenly.
  5. Refrigerate the cookie dough for at least a half hour, or overnight.
  6. When you are ready to bake the cookies, preheat the oven to 350°F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Use a 1 ounce cookie scoop to scoop the cookie dough out into balls, placing them 2 inches apart on the prepared sheet. Bake for 11 minutes*, or until the edges are just golden brown and the centers have puffed up but are still gooey.
  7. Allow to cool before eating!

Keywords: oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, brown butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Notes

  1. Make sure you do not over bake these oatmeal cookies. The cookies will continue to bake as they cool so they should be very under baked when you take them out of the oven.

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  1. These are my go to cookie recipe. They have never failed me (and always guarantee I’m asked for the recipe). I’m wanting to make these for my daughter’s class party tomorrow – if I made the cookies half the size of the regular ones, how would this affect the bake time? Thanks!

  2. DELICIOUS!!! I made these for me and my bf about a month ago. We loved them!!! I decided to make some for work (I work in a ER) everyone went crazy for them!! One of the Nurse Practitioners loved them so much she jokingly asked if I’d make more. I surprised her a few days later with more cookies, she started crying!! She was having a bad night and the cookies completely lifted her spirits!! Thank you for this amazing and easy recipe!!

  3. These were Devine! Thank you for sharing the recipe. I think brown butter is going to be a new go to. X

  4. Love these cookies! Make them all the time. This site is my go-to, especially for cookies, because they always turn out soft and gooey. Highly recommend!