Take dessert to the next level with these Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. They’re made with coconut sugar, chocolate bars, and flaky sea salt, so you already know they’re good!
The most delicious brown butter cookies
When I hear the words “chocolate chip,” I’m sold. If it has chocolate chips in it, I want to try it! Well, the deliciousness is taken a step further with these brown butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. With oatmeal, we’re able to sneak in nutrients, and with brown butter, the flavor is off the charts!
These are the perfect chocolate chip cookie. They’re crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. And the healthier ingredients make them a contender for the “can’t have just one” policy!
I love to whip up a batch of these on the weekend to enjoy as a dessert throughout the week. They store well, making them the perfect meal prep dessert (is that a thing?!).
Ingredients in brown butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
Brown butter oatmeal cookies are made with standard cookie ingredients, but with a twist. Here’s a list of everything you’ll need:
- Butter: First up is the butter! Butter makes all cookies that much better. For this batch, you will need 1/2 cup.
- Eggs: Next, 2 eggs will help the ingredients bind together properly.
- Coconut sugar: To sweeten the cookies, use 3/4 cup of coconut sugar.
- Vanilla: Next, add delicious flavor with 1 tsp of vanilla.
- Almond flour: As for the flour, use 2 cups of almond flour in this recipe.
- Rolled oats: 2 cups of rolled oats add density to the cookies while also sneaking in some protein!
- Baking soda: Include 1 tsp of baking soda to help the cookies bake correctly.
- Salt: A little bit of salt goes a long way and makes all of the difference. Use 1/2 tsp.
- Chocolate bars: For the chocolate chips, chop up 2 of your favorite chocolate bars.
- Flaky sea salt: Last but not least, sprinkle some flaky sea salt on top for the perfect final touch!
Tools needed to make this recipe
To make these cookies, you’ll need a few more tools than usual. Because we’ll be browning the butter, a sauté pan is a must! You’ll also need a whisk, a baking sheet, and a few other items. Here’s a full list:
- Sauté pan
- Baking sheet
- Large mixing bowl
- Stirring utensil
- Medium mixing bowl
- Cutting board
- Chopping knife
For measuring ingredients, you will need 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1/2 cup, 3/4 cup, and 1 cup.
How to make brown butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
The magic of these cookies takes place during step 1. To get a rich and decadent flavor, we’ll be browning the butter on the stove! From there, we’ll mix together the other ingredients to create the batter. The whole process takes about 15 minutes of prep time and 13-14 minutes of baking time.
Begin by browning the butter. Heat a sauté pan to medium and add the butter to the pan. Let it melt down and crackle. Whisk continuously and often during the browning period (about 5-7 minutes). Once the butter is amber brown like maple syrup, turn off the heat. Pour the brown butter into a dish and let it cool for an hour.
Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease the baking sheet.
In a large mixing bowl, add the cooled brown butter and whisk in the eggs.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until everything is combined.
Chop the chocolate bars into small chunks and mix them into the dough.
Then, scoop and roll the dough into balls, making 16 cookies. Add the dough to the baking sheet and flatten slightly. Add extra chocolate on top if desired.
Bake for 10 minutes, and then remove from the oven. Drop the tray on the counter 3 times to allow the cookies to drop and lay flatter. Bake for an additional 3-4 minutes.
Flake with sea salt and let cool before eating.
How these cookies are healthier
Because these cookies are so delicious, it may come as a surprise that they’re made with healthier ingredients. It’s true! I used three key ingredient swaps to sneak in extra nutrients and make these cookies that much better.
Additional topping ideas
Want to take your treats to the next level? Here are some topping ideas that you can add!
- Crushed Oreos
- Crushed pretzels
- Coconut flakes
- Chopped candy (Reese’s Cups, Twix, etc.)
- Mini M&Ms
- Chopped nuts
If you liked this recipe, you’ll want to try these!
Dessert is a must in my house. If it’s the same in yours, put one of these on the lineup for your next must-try treat!
- Pudding Cookies
- Healthy Gluten-Free Linzer Cookies
- Vegan Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies
- Easy Nutella Cookies
Recipe by Erin Morrissey and Photos by The Mindful Hapa
- Start by browning your butter. In a saute pan, heat to medium. Add butter to pan and let melt down and crackle. Whisk continuously and often during the browning period. Browning takes about 5-7 minutes. Once it is amber brown like maple syrup, turn off heat. Pour brown butter into dish and let cool for an hour.
- Preheat oven to 350F and grease baking sheet.
- In a large bowl, add cooled brown butter. Whisk two eggs into butter.
- Then add in coconut sugar and vanilla, and whisk until well combined.
- In a medium bowl, stir together almond flour, rolled oats, baking soda, and salt.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir until all combined.
- Chop chocolate bars into small chunks and mix into dough.
- Scoop dough and roll into balls, making 16 cookies. Add to baking sheet and flatten slightly. Add extra chocolate on top if desired.
- Bake for 10 minutes, then take out of oven and drop tray on counter 3 times to allow cookies to drop and lay flatter. Bake for an additional 3-4 minutes.
- Let cool completely before eating. Flake with sea salt if desired.
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