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.

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Brown Butter // Warm Vanilla Sugar

Since Audra is a lover of all things butter and sugar, I thought something sweet would be perfect!

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Brown Butter // Warm Vanilla Sugar

’cause, you know? Cookies are good for any occasion.

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Brown Butter

On this fun, celebratory day I’m sharing these chocolate chip oatmeal cookies with browned butter.

The chewy, chocolaty centre is heaven.

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Brown Butter // Warm Vanilla Sugar

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Brown Butter // Warm Vanilla Sugar

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

Small Bites:
Sausage and Cheese Wonton Cups from Erin
Honey and Tangerine Whipped Goat Cheese Crostini from Liz

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

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Brown Butter // Warm Vanilla Sugar


Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Brown Butter // Warm Vanilla Sugar


Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Brown Butter

Yield: about 15-18 cookies


  • 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)


  1. 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.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, oats and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Let cool on a wire rack for a few minutes before serving.


Recipe adapted from How Sweet It Is

38 Responses to Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Brown Butter…and a virtual baby shower!

  1. These cookies look like the perfect sweet treat! Maybe we should have a real-life get together for all of these delicious recipes:-)

  2. Amanda says:

    Obsessed with brown butter lately. Now I need to add this recipe to my list! Gorgeous! Happy shower Audra!

  3. Katrina you are right- I am obsessed with anything butter and sugar and these cookies are no exception! They look absolutely amazing- so chewy and delicious. Thank you so much for being part of the baby shower- I feel so loved today! 🙂

  4. I love adding brown butter to chocolate chip cookies. It’s amazing how much flavor it adds!

  5. These look to die for!! All of my favorite flavors in a cookie!

  6. Ashley says:

    Oatmeal chocolate chip is my favorite kind of cookie! And then you went and added brown butter… amazing!

  7. LOVE cookies of any kind! But especially ones with oatmeal and chocolate chips (and brown butter, ugh, yes). 🙂

  8. It’s been awhile since I’ve made oatmeal cookies. Haven’t tried it with browned butter in them yet(I don’t think it’s hard to keep track). Either way definitely a great sounding cookie!

  9. A virtual baby shower, sounds so nice! Audra is lucky because she’s going to have a baby but also because of her lovely friends!

  10. Congrats to Audra. How lovely to celebrate with these love cookies.

  11. These look absolutely PERFECT. When it comes down to it, I think chocolate chip cookies are a total “Last Supper” requirement, and these are somehow even more spectacular than the original! Yay for showering Audra with such sweetness!

  12. It’s not a party without cookies! I love that these involve brown butter aka liquid gold!

  13. Katie says:

    Cute idea – not quite the post-holiday diet menu! 🙂

  14. These cookies look wonderful, and that melty center? YES!!

  15. Yay Baby, indeed!! I love the brown butter loving going on in here. Congratulations, Audra!

  16. Uh, YUM! These look absolutely perfect!

    Adding these to the baking list!

  17. Tracey says:

    You can never go wrong with brown butter and cookies! By the way, I love your nail polish! 🙂

  18. I’m totally the only person left to try brown butter but I swear it’s on my to-do list 😉 I’d still love a dozen of these cookies!

  19. Joanne says:

    Yay for cookie season! And for Audra’s baby. But COOKIES!! I love that these have brown butter. My favorite.

  20. Monet says:

    So much sweet goodness for a sweet mama and her baby boy! These look so good. You can’t go wrong adding brown butter to cookies, can you??

  21. Julia says:

    anything with brown butter and I’m sold!

  22. You had me at brown butter. I can already smell these cookies..simply perfect!

  23. I love browned butter, I could drink it… or put it in these cookies…. love this!

  24. Oh my gosh these cookies. Look amazing.

  25. Your friends are too cool for me. A giant baby shower of desserts, I’m so jealous!!

  26. Awww! Such a sweet idea to have a virtual baby shower. I’ve made brown butter chocolate chip cookies, but adding oats to them is just a grand idea. 🙂

  27. Brown butter makes everything better! These look incredible. Annnnnd addicting 😉

  28. Ok firstly, I love your nail polish 🙂 Secondly, these cookies look so ooey gooey and amazing.

  29. Jess says:

    Congrats to Audra! And by the way, that nail polish is just divine! Love it!

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