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. Like...to 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 fact...now 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!