Browned- Butter Spiced Oatmeal Cookies

It’s finally starting to feel like fall, which means it’s time for fall baking. These cookies hit all the fall notes- nutty browned butter, toasty oats and of course, lots of warming spices. Plus, they are gigantic. When I say gigantic, I mean they are the size of my (admittedly small) hand. Cookies are just more fun when they are enormous. If you, for some reason, want smaller cookies, adjust the baking time down and if you’re not sure how to make browned butter, here’s a great tutorial. It adds a beautiful nutty flavor to these cookies. It’s totally possible to brown vegan butter if you want to make these dairy-free! This recipe was adapted from a recipe for Classic Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from The Splendid Table.



4 tbs browned butter

1 cup all purpose flour

2 pinches salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp allspice

1/2 tsp nutmeg

3/4 cup light brown sugar

1 egg plus 1 egg yolk

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups old fashioned oats

1/2 cup vegetable oil


Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 8-15 minutes

Makes 5 enormous cookies or about 18 regular size cookies


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. After browning 4 tbs of unsalted butter, add 1 tsp of cinnamon, 1/2 tsp of ground allspice and 1/2 tsp of ground nutmeg to the warm butter and stir. Blooming the spices in this way deepens their flavor.
  3. Combine all dry ingredients and whisk together until all lumps are removed.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, vanilla extract and vegetable oil and whisk to combine.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients plus the butter and spice mixture into the dry ingredients and whisk to combine.
  6. Once the dough is formed, add the oats.
  7. Scoop the dough onto the baking sheets and press balls of dough down to discs.
  8. Bake cookies at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-15 minutes, depending on the size of the cookies. The cookies are done when they are very lightly toasted and golden on top.
  9. Allow cookies to cool on a wire rack. Enjoy them on their own or dip them in milk or hot cocoa!





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