Saturday, September 8, 2012

Guest Post - Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hi guys! I'm so sorry I haven't had the chance to stop in and say hello! What's been keeping me away from you all is my adjustment to going back to work after some time off. I am so happy to be back to doing what I love, and while I'm getting used to my new schedule, I thought I would introduce you to one of my newest foodie friends, Kayle from The Cooking Actress! Not only is this girl so funny and sweet, but with one look at her blog you'll instantly be drooling over all of her fabulous recipes! Like these cookies for example...

Lets just say I know what I'll be making this weekend...a big batch of these delicious cookies!

And here she is!

Hi all! My name is Kayle and I'm visiting from my lil' blog The Cooking Actress. I'm a 20-something actress (in case you couldn't guess) and I live in NYC with my boyfriend (and food-eater), Michael. I'm so happy to be here guest posting for Chelsea while she adjusts to her commute to work! I've only been following Chelsea for the past few months, but I immediately felt like we were friends. For one thing-we're like, around the same age. For another--hello delicious food, my name is Kayle, nice to meet you. I've already posted on my blog that Frozen Strawberry Yogurt Pie she shared. It's my boyfriend's favorite, so, you know, he loves Chelsea now too. She's just so sweet and fun and has such great food to share! You love her too, obviously, so you know. :)

Oh yeah and in case that wasn't enough, this picture shows that we're obvs. meant to be friends:

Our blog photos are so danged similar! It's cray cray! 

Anyway, on to the cookies!

 I love cookies. a borderline unhealthy level. 

These cookies are pure joy. Happiness in a baked good. I already have an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe on my site, but this one is better. It's almost exactly the same except for these are bigger (and bigger is better in the world of food), and are made with browned butter. I may have posted a few recipes before, featuring the stuff. If you're unfamiliar: brown butter is what happens when you cook butter until it turns brown. And for some reason...this makes it amazing. It adds a complex and caramel-y and extra buttery flavor to whatever you put it in. It pretty much just takes everything to another level. And I'm in love with it. And these cookies. Fall is right around the corner and, I don't know about you, but fall makes me want to curl up on the couch, watch trashy TV, and eat cookies. These cookies are perfect for just such an occasion. They're oatmeal and full of chocolate chips which makes them comfort food at it's best. And they have all the warmth and flavor from the brown butter, leaving you feeling decadent and pampered. In that I'm talking about them...I could go for a cookie...

Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 15-18 cookies.
·         ½ cup (1 stick or 8 tbsp.) unsalted butter
·         ½ cup granulated sugar
·         ½ cup loosely packed brown sugar
·         1 egg
·         2 tsp. vanilla extract
·         1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
·         ¾ cup rolled oats
·         ¼ tsp. salt
·         ½ tsp. baking powder
·         1 ½  tsp. ground cinnamon
·         ¾ chocolate chunks/chips
·         1-2 tbsp. milk, if needed (I didn't)

·         Preheat thr oven to 375 degrees. Prepare baking sheet(s) with parchment paper/silpat.
·         In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat, and whisk continuously as it bubbles and foams and eventually brown bits begin to form at the bottom of the pan. (This should take around 5 minutes). Once it browns, remove from heat immediately, and allow to cool completely--not until it solidifies, but just until it is room temperature, and no longer warm.
·         In a medium bowl combine flour, oats salt, baking powder, and cinnamon.
·         Pour cooled butter into a large bowl.
·         Whisk the sugars into the butter until smooth.
·         Whisk the egg and vanilla extract into the butter mixture.
·         Slowly stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. May need to use your hands to combine. If dough is too crumbly, add milk.
·         Fold in chocolate.
·         Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.
·         Form dough into 1 ½ in. balls, and place 2 in. apart on baking sheet.
·         Bake 10-12 minutes, until the bottoms are a golden brown.
·         Allow to cool. Then, stuff your face with cookies. :)

Yes...I took that bite out of that cookie.
And I don't regret it.

And thank you all so much for allowing me to talk to you on Chelsea's wonderful blog, and I'm sure you all agree with my hope that she gets back in that kitchen to whip up more yummies for us, soon! 

Thank you so much Kayle for sharing these awesome cookies with us! Please make sure you stop by Kayle's fabulous Blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest and show her some love!


The Cooking Actress said...

I'm so happy I was able to post over here! Thanks girl!

Jessica@AKitchenAddiction said...

I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! The brown butter addition is perfect!

Kim @ Treats and Trinkets said...

I'm tempted to gnaw on my computer screen right now, those look so good!

Foodie Stuntman said...

Kayle, thanks for making the introduction. Your cookies look good and I bet they were best still warm, eh? Chelsea, nice to make your acquaintance...

Emily said...

These cookies look amazing. And the dual photos up above are adorable.

Guru Uru said...

Your photos of these cookies teamed with an awesome recipe have me crazy craving :D

Choc Chip Uru

minnie@thelady8home said...

You guys make a super team it seems...such pretty pretty girls!

What crazy yumm cookies. Look at those melting coco bits...yummmmm!

Love the post. So nice to meet you Chelsea :) I am going to be back :))

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Annette @LosingYourBelly said...

Great looking cookies! Look forward to trying a batch. Maybe I will make two batches, one for me and one for the kids :)

Kathy Steger @FoodWineThyme said...

My 5 year old oversaw me looking at this and said "Mama, why don't your cookies look like that?" I promised her we are going to attempt to make it looks this good on saturday

Top Cuisine avec Lavi said...

Looks delicious!

SkinnySimpleRecipes said...

These are mouth-watering cookies. Can't wait to try them:) Meriem

Sonya Brown said...

I just made these and they're delicious!

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