Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Do you love your neighbors? I do; well most of them anyway. We have unfortunately acquired some new neighbors over the past year that leave much to be desired. B.O.B. Bob has an often-told story in his family about “The Tukhoes,” a family that lived next to his for many years. I’m pretty sure I’ve spelled the name wrong, but that doesn’t matter; it’s all about the pronunciation. You must say “The Tuckhoes” like you are saying the dirtiest swear word you could possibly imagine, while rolling your eyes dramatically at the same time. His family and theirs were basically archenemies. I never really heard the story about how this feud came to be, but I do know that when their name was uttered you were to respond by appropriately rolling your eyes and acknowledging that “The Tuckhoes” were in some serious need of extra brain cells, and that if a plane were to crash into the community, you were to pray with all you had that it hit only their house.

That feeling is sort of what I’m feeling towards our new neighbors. Maybe a plane crashing on top of their roof could be the best thing to happen; perhaps then they’d move. I would no longer have “The Lurker” as I like to call him, creeping me out on a very regular basis. We all have that feeling sometimes that a person is just not right, and in this case, I’m choosing to embrace that feeling. There will be no “How do you do’s?” over the fence. There will be no nods of the head as if to say, “Have a nice day.” Nope folks, none of that’s gonna happen. When all of the other surrounding neighbors pretty much feel that something is just not quite right as well, you need to pay attention to that shit. You need to decide that sometimes it’s all right not to be friendly. When a person can make your skin crawl in one “lurking” glance, you need to just stay the hell away. It’s perfectly understandable to not deliver welcome cookies to “The Lurkers,” because creepy, unpleasant, disturbing, weird, lurker neighbors don’t deserve yummy Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies. We save those for the neighbors we like.

Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Ingredients:

  • 12 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Cups Oatmeal
  • 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 1/2-Cups Light Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 1 Whole Egg + 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 (10-oz.) Package Chocolate Chunks

Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan, brown the butter over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, or until just lightly browned.
  2. Pour the brown butter into a small oven-safe dish, and then place in the freezer.
  3. Place 1-cup of the oatmeal into a food processor for 15 seconds.
  4. Whisk together the processed oats, unprocessed oats, flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium bowl; set aside.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, cream the cooled butter and brown sugar on medium speed for 3 minutes.
  6. Add the eggs; mix for 2 minutes.
  7. Add the vanilla; mix for 1 minute.
  8. Fold the chocolate chunks into the cookie dough with a silicone spatula.
  9. Use a cookie scoop to evenly measure out the cookie dough and then place each cookie onto a Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  10. Bake for 9 minutes.
  11. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, before removing to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.

Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Suggestions:

  • You can use whichever type of chocolate you prefer in this recipe; milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and white chocolate will be equally delicious.
  • Stay away from “The Lurkers.”

Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

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Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 12 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Cups Oatmeal
  • 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 1/2-Cups Light Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 1 Whole Egg + 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 (10-oz.) Package Chocolate Chunks

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan, brown the butter over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, or until just lightly browned.
  2. Pour the brown butter into a small oven-safe dish, and then place in the freezer.
  3. Place 1-cup of the oatmeal into a food processor for 15 seconds.
  4. Whisk together the processed oats, unprocessed oats, flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium bowl; set aside.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, cream the cooled butter and brown sugar on medium speed for 3 minutes.
  6. Add the eggs; mix for 2 minutes.
  7. Add the vanilla; mix for 1 minute.
  8. Fold the chocolate chunks into the cookie dough with a silicone spatula.
  9. Use a cookie scoop to evenly measure out the cookie dough and then place each cookie onto a Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  10. Bake for 9 minutes.
  11. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, before removing to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.
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  • Haha it sounds like you haven’t had good luck with your neighbors but at least those cookies look AMAZING! Pinnng for later!! 🙂

    • Colleen Delawder

      Thanks Liz! Happy 4th!

  • My skin is crawling just thinking of Mr. Creepy. We all know of them. These cookies look amazing. I love MOST of my neighbors and they would love some of these cookies! Pinning.

    • Colleen Delawder

      Thanks for Pinning Julie & I’m glad you were blessed with great neighbors. Most of mine are fabulous…but The Lurkers, The Squirrel Killers, and The Louds not so much!!!

  • I will take 2 dozen to go please! Love the idea of brown butter!

    • Colleen Delawder

      I’d like some too…too bad they are all gone! I’ll just have to make due with blueberry crumble pie & ice cream…the hardships!!!

  • Angie | Fiesta Friday

    Did someone mention brown butter? I’m in!! 😀 And oh my god, I think the lurker’s brother lives next door to me, so I can definitely relate! A lovely family used to live there, now this single creepy guy. I have so many stories! But I don’t want to dwell… I much rather think about the cookies. Most of my neighbors are lovely, though 🙂

    • Colleen Delawder

      We loved the couple that lived there before them…which makes it even worse! I want my old neighbors back!

  • Ruth Deaton

    Too bad I already made snickerdoodles and regular, plain ol’ chocolate chip cookies this morning. Oh well, now I have an excuse to bake more cookies! Thanks for sharing the recipe, it’s saved for later. And the story about neighbors made me laugh! At least we don’t have a creeper. Growing up we definitely avoided our next-door neighbors as they were great at complaining.

    • Colleen Delawder

      Too many cookies is never a bad thing Ruth! Have a great 4th…and I’m so glad you don’t have “Lurkers!”

  • TheHeSaidSheSaidExp

    I’m not always a fan of oatmeal cookies but these look delish and I love brown butter. Ugh, creepy people.

    • Colleen Delawder

      Pulverizing half of the oats really helps with the flavor and texture. I agree with you…sometimes oatmeal cookies are just blah!

  • I saw your link @ Fiesta Friday and brown butter is one of my favorites!
    Thanks for the recipe!
    Michelle

    • Colleen Delawder

      You’re very welcome Michelle…Enjoy!

  • YUM – this cookies look delicious. I think they might be the perfect baked good to cook with my two little boys this week. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Colleen Delawder

      Thanks Shari! I hope your two little boys have fun baking them…and even more fun eating them!

  • I’m hopeless at baking cookies. They never turn out right, but I’m tempted to try these! They look delicious!

    • Colleen Delawder

      Don’t give up Paula…a Silpat is always helpful…it makes it much harder to burn things!

  • These look and sound delicious!

    • Colleen Delawder

      Thank’s Caroline!