Brown Butter Oatmeal Cookies with Raisins

23 Apr

There have been times where I have opened my fridge to make cookies and have only found salted butter.  I always rush out to buy unsalted butter because ,quite honestly, I feel my fridge is naked without it.  This time though, when I had a late night craving for oatmeal cookies, it was simply to late to run to the store.  I panicked until somewhere deep inside me, I knew that it would not be the end of the world if I did use salted butter. I would just eliminate the ½ teaspoon of it from the recipe.  Then I decided to mix it up even more and brown the butter to get a richer nuttier taste. When these babies were in the oven, I was slightly worried they wouldn’t taste good.  As soon as I pulled them out, I took a tiny hot bite. They were a smashing success. I did a little happy dance right in the middle of my kitchen. Oh, and by the way, it was a warm 70 degrees in Seattle today. I don’t think it could have been a better day!


  • 1 cup salted butter
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour + 1 TB
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cup raisins

Preheat the oven to 350 F degrees. Butter a nonstick cookie sheet.

Take the 1 cup butter and brown it in a medium saucepan, preferably one that’s not non-stick.   Let it cool. Add the ¾ cup white sugar and 1 cup brown sugar. Mix until combined. Take the sugar, butter mixture and spoon it into a mixer bowl.  Beat on medium speed; add the eggs on at a time.  Pour in one teaspoon maple extract. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and the baking soda.  Slowly add it to the sugar and butter.  Fold in the oatmeal. Once everything is combined, take the tablespoon of flour and sprinkle it over the raisins. Fold that in.  Let the cookie dough, stand at room temperature for 30 min.  Scoop onto a cookie sheet and bake at 350 F degrees for 10 min. Enjoy~


2 Responses to “Brown Butter Oatmeal Cookies with Raisins”

  1. Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets April 24, 2011 at 9:14 pm #

    Mmm don’t you love much flavor complexity and depth brown butter gives anything you add it to. These look so yum!

    • nicole April 26, 2011 at 5:02 pm #

      Thank you! Yes I pretty much put brown butter in everything now.

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