Today is a day of celebration! My sweet friend Audra from The Baker Chick is having her first baby next month, and a bunch of her online friends have gotten together to throw her a virtual surprise baby shower.
Since Audra is a lover of all things butter and sugar, I thought something sweet would be perfect!
’cause, you know? Cookies are good for any occasion.
On this fun, celebratory day I’m sharing these chocolate chip oatmeal cookies with browned butter.
The chewy, chocolaty centre is heaven.
It’s not just me waving my baby shower flag today (although that would be hilarious), there are a bunch of us! All with a variety of baked treats and delicious food to celebrate Audra!
Be sure to check out all the fun food from the below bloggers and come join our party!
Grapefruit Rosemary and Sage Spritzer from Brandy
Bananas Foster Cupcakes from Culinary Couture
Chocolate-Caramel Tart with Sea Salt from Joanne
Chocolate Mousse Mini Cupcakes from Jennifer
Cinnamon Nut Stuffed Persimmons from Gina
Coconut-Cream Meringue Cupcakes from Tracey
Espresso Salted Caramel Buttercream Brownie Bites from Lauren
Gluten-Free Cranberry Bread from Jacqueline
Mini Eggnog Bundt Cakes with Salted Caramel Icing from Kelli
Mini Gingerbread Whoopie Pies from Julie
Mini Vanilla Cupcakes with Peppermint Buttercream from Rachel
Sugar and Spice Layer Cake from Stephanie
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp milk
- 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cups rolled oats
- 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup chocolate chips (I used a mix of semi-sweet and milk chocolate)
- In a small sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat until just browned, making sure to keep an eye on it so that it doesn't burn. Use a whisk to get the browned bits from the bottom (about 5 minutes). Remove the butter from the heat, whisking for an additional 30 seconds or so. Set aside and let cool.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, oats and cinnamon. Set aside.
- Once butter has cooled, add to a large bowl. Whisk in sugars, stirring until smooth. Add in egg, milk, and vanilla, whisking until smooth once again. Slowly begin to stir in the dry ingredients, using your hands if necessary (totally the fun part) to bring dough together. Fold in chocolate chips, distributing them evenly. Cover and refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Form dough into 1 1/2 inch balls using an ice cream scoop or a spoon and place it 2 inches apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat, then bake for 10-12 minutes, or until bottoms and edges are golden.
- Let cool on a wire rack for a few minutes before serving.
Recipe adapted from How Sweet It Is