I’ve been really leaning into the cooler weather and fall-ish vibes happening in England lately. Chunky sweaters, hot cocoa, chili…I’ve been embracing every second of the change of season, and that – obviously – includes baking. These cookies have a decidedly fall vibe – the pinch of nutmeg is what does it. It’s that slightly sweet heat that, for me, is super nostalgic – it reminds me of spiced cider and the way shops smell at Christmastime. I do not hate it.
The texture of these cookies is also something really, really special. They’re that perfect cross between chewy and not too fluffy, but not flat or crispy. The dough is easy to make (if not a little messy to work with) and you can have these cookies ready in about an hour whenever you decide to make them. Honestly, they’re just really special and really delicious, and they’ve got me all sorts of excited for the next few months of the year!
Brown Butter Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 250 g stick unsalted butter melted until just browned
- 3/4 cup dark brown sugar lightly packed
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup brown demerara sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups AP flour
- 2 1/2 cups oats
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 heaping tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- pinch nutmeg
- 1 bar white chocolate chopped into small chunks
Prepare your batter by first mixing together the sugars and butter in a large mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer for this, and spend about 2 minutes mixing with the mixer on the lowest speed. Since the butter is melted, we just need to spend a bit of time making sure the liquified butter gets completely incorporated!
Add the egg and vanilla to the wet ingredients and mix to combine thoroughly. I use the hand mixer on the lowest setting and spend about 15 seconds combining at this stage.
Add the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg to the batter and mix until you can't see any more bits of white flour.
Add the oats and use a wooden spoon or rubber spatula to combine.
Add the chopped white chocolate and stir to combine.
Working quickly, form the dough into golfball sized balls and pop them on a parchment-lined baking sheet. The dough is a very wet dough, and it's also warm from the melted butter. So, it might look like some of your cookies are splooshing out a bit as they rest on the baking sheet, before you chill them. Don't panic! Just work fast and get them in the fridge to chill, they'll be fine once they've firmed up in the cold! Chill the dough balls in the fridge for at least half an hour, up to overnight.
When you're ready to bake, preheat your oven to 170FAN/350F. Arrange the cookie dough balls on parchment lined baking trays, allowing for about an inch of space around each cookie.
Bake for 13-14 minutes, until the cookies are brown on top. Allow cookies to cool on a wire rack. Enjoy!