November 20, 2012

Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Cookies with Browned Butter Glaze

The other day, my father-in-law made a side dish of steamed broccoli topped with browned butter and Mizithra cheese.  The same dish you can get at the Old Spaghetti Factory.  It was amazing, but I told him that was the first time I had eaten browned butter in a savory dish.  Curiously he asked me what I had eaten browned butter with?   I told him I had only had it in desserts.  Desserts, huh?  He had only ever had it in savory dishes.

Too me, browned butter was totally made to be in sweets.  It enhances the flavor to a level that can not be replaced with any type of flavoring.   

These cookies are so perfectly soft and chewy and taste amazing paired with that browned butter glaze.  Honestly, next time, I think I will top the entire cookie with the glaze rather than just drizzling it over the top, because the more the merrier.      

If you need a good oatmeal cookie recipe, this would be the one to try.  I made some without the glaze, but added chocolate chips and they were fantastic.
Oatmeal Cookies with Browned Butter Glaze
adapted from: Lemon Poppy
(Printable Recipe) or (Printable with Picture)

1/2 c. unsalted butter, softened
1/4 c. + 2 Tbl. sugar
1/2 c. light brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. all-purpose flour
1 1/4 c. rolled oats
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream butter, sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy.  Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.  Add the remaining ingredients and mix until well incorporated.  Drop dough using a 1 Tablespoon scoop and bake for 8-9 minutes.  The cookies do not brown very much and they will look slightly underdone.  Cool.  Top with browned butter glaze.

Browned Butter Glaze
2 Tbl. unsalted butter
2 Tbl. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 c. powdered sugar

Heat butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until browned.  There will be brown bits in the bottom of the pan and it will have a nutty aroma.  Remove from heat and cool slightly.  Mix in the remaining ingredients.  Drizzle over cooled cookies.

Jenn's Notes: These cookies are delicious.  I forgot to write down how many cookies this recipe made, but it seems like I got around 2 1/2 - 3 dozen.


  1. These look so fantastic! I can't wait to try out your recipe. Megan

  2. These look so good, I bet the browned butter compliments the flavors perfectly! Oatmeal cookies are so good especially in the winter. I would love for you to share these (and any other cookies recipes) at our Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap at
    Have a great weekend!

  3. These look delicious. My mom is visiting and I just showed them to her. She told me I was making her hungry.

  4. This sounds and looks so yummy! I love oatmeal cookies and am always looking for great recipes! I'm hosting a craft/recipe blog party and would love for you to post this!