Thursday, April 3, 2014

browned butter oatmeal cookies {#theleftoversclub}

I have heard about browned butter around the food blogosphere but never actually made any... Until now.

And Wow. Browned butter is such a nice addition to your normal every day cookie. It tastes like toffee.

For this month's Leftovers Club I was paired up with Charlotte Turtle, who was coincidentally in NYC last month, although briefly. These are hands down the best oatmeal cookies I have made, to date. I hope she liked them.

Browned Butter Oatmeal Cookies
Makes 28 cookies, barely adapted from Tutti Dulci

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 scant cup raw sugar
  • 1/8 cup molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2/3 chopped, pitted dates
  1. Cook butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until it foams, turns clear, and then turns a deep brown, about 6 minutes. Pour browned butter into a glass measuring cup and chill in the freezer until solidified, about 45 minutes to an hour.
  2. Whisk together flour, oats, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Beat solidified brown butter and brown sugar in a large mixer bowl at medium speed until creamy. Add egg and vanilla, beating to combine. Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture; beat just until incorporated. Stir in dates. Cover dough and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper. Form 1 1/2″ balls of dough and place two inches apart on prepared baking sheets; flatten mounds slightly. Bake for 9 minutes, until edges are set. Cool for 2 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.


  1. Browned butter makes EVERYTHING better! These look great!

  2. I'm all about some browned butter. YUM!

  3. These look fabulous and I'm really impressed with that house-of-cards stack you've got going on. :)

  4. I haven't used browned butter yet, but if it tastes like toffee I have got to get on it ASAP!

  5. These look delish- I love browned butter!