Browned Butter Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Now that Owen is in preschool, I have two solid hours to be productive on Tuesdays, and three and a half on Thursdays because he does play group afterwards.  Miles gets some one on one time, then he naps and I work away.  

Last Thursday I baked.  Well, first I browned some butter, then I baked.  It’s not very often I get to bake in a quiet kitchen and I have to tell ya it was heavenly. 

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Just like these Browned Butter Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (that’s a mouthful!).  They’re big and soft, and a  little cakey.  I love cakey cookies!  And the browned butter just gives them this extra rich, nutty flavor.  Seriously love browned butter.  And pumpkin.  The pairing of the two is great.  

And once I was done baking cookies, I continued to be productive.  I turned on the tele, folded laundry and ate about a dozen warm cookies.  Can ya blame me? 

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Browned Butter Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
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  1. 1/2 cup + 3 tbsp butter
  2. 1 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1 egg
  4. 1 tbsp vanilla
  5. 1 cup canned pumpkin
  6. 2 cups flour
  7. 2 tsp baking powder
  8. 1 tsp baking soda
  9. 2 tsp cinnamon
  10. 1/2 tsp salt
  11. 1 1/2 cup oats
  12. 2 cups semi sweet or milk chocolate chips
  1. In a medium saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Whisk frequently and continue to cook butter until brown specks start to appear and butter starts to smell nutty. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, soda, cinnamon, and salt together and set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer, beat browned butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla together until creamy. Slowly beat in pumpkin. Slowly mix dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  4. Stir in oats, then chocolate chips.
  5. Using a cookie scooper, scoop dough onto parchment lined baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 9-11 minutes. 10 was the magic number for me.
Adapted from AllRecipes
Adapted from AllRecipes
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  1. steph@stephsbitebybite September 9, 2013

    I am so excited for pumpkin season, and this looks like a great way to kick it off!!

  2. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar September 9, 2013

    Love the pumpkin in these!

  3. Brown butter and pumpkin – sounds pretty amazing if you ask me Kristy. They look delicious!

  4. Des September 9, 2013

    I am dying over these. Soooo good.

  5. I now know the one thing that makes pumpkin better – browned butter. Man these look good!

  6. Jenn September 9, 2013

    These sound fabulous!

  7. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust September 9, 2013

    I love these! yay for school and quiet mornings. :)

  8. kelley {mountain mama cooks} September 10, 2013

    Loving all the pumpkin recipes in my reader this week! Brown butter makes me swoon- these look amazing!!

  9. Deborah September 10, 2013

    Can’t blame you at all – these look amazing!!

  10. lena September 10, 2013

    Can these be made with out an egg?

  11. Marie September 24, 2013

    Yum! Can’t wait to give these a try!

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  15. Jaclyn October 5, 2013

    I’ll take 3 dozen!! YUM!

  16. Dorota October 16, 2013

    Can I add walnuts instead of chocolate chips.
    Will this change anything in these cookies like consistency or baking time?
    Your recipe sounds delicious. I’m just trying something less of a calories that’s all.
    Thank you for your reply.

    • Kristy October 16, 2013

      You should be just fine adding walnuts!!

  17. Jillian November 16, 2013

    I realize I’m a bit late to the comment thread but.. WOW THESE ARE AMAZING. Seriously, my new favorite. My boyfriend and I cannot stop eating them :)


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