Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

30 minutes
30 minutes
Recipe developed for BC Egg by Diversivore

Brown butter and toasted oats add a whole new layer of tasty, toasty flavour to these classic cookies!


  • 1 cup (227 g, or 250 mls) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups (320 g or 500 mls) all purpose flour (see note)
  • 1 cup (135 g or 250 mls) rolled oats
  • 1.5 cups (300 g or 375 mls) brown sugar lightly packed
  • 1 tsp (5 mls) baking powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mls)baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp (3.5 mls) salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp (5 mls) vanilla
  • 250 g (about 1 cup) dark chocolate chips (or chunks)


  1. Combine the flour, baking soda,  and baking powder and set aside.
  2. Blitz the oats in a food processor, blender, or spice grinder. Break the oats down into small pieces, but don’t turn them into flour.
  3. Heat butter in a medium sauce pan. Once it’s melted and foaming, add the oats. Stir frequently, and cook until butter is well browned (the colour of coffee with milk) – generally about 5-7 minutes. Set aside to cool until comfortable to touch.
  4. In a stand-mixer or large bowl, combine the brown butter/oat mixture with the brown sugar.
  5. Add the eggs and vanilla and continue to mix.
  6. Add dry ingredients and mix until they’re just incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chunks.
  7. Let dough rest for 1 hour at room temperature.
  8. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  9. Use an ice cream scoop or large spoon to portion out 24 cookies onto baking sheets. Flatten the cookies slightly, then bake for 18-20 minutes (less for smaller cookies), or until the bottoms are lightly browned and the centers are set but still soft. Remove the finished cookies
    from the oven and cool on a rack.


The given weights for flour, oats, and brown sugar are from actual measurements, and may not precisely correspond to standard volume measurements. If possible, we highly recommend measuring by weight for maximum accuracy. If you can’t use weights, note that the 2 cups of flour refers to 2 fairly packed cups (i.e. scooped from the bin and leveled rather than spooned in).

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