Brown Butter Maple Oatmeal Cookies
Warm, cozy cookies – these Brown Butter Maple Oatmeal Cookies are so yummy!
A warm and delicious cookie that encompasses the feeling of coziness all in a cookie. Here in Colorado, it can’t be Fall soon enough, these 90-degree days have been around too long! Even though we can’t jump forward to sweater weather, we can indulge our taste buds in some fall flavors. Of course, without going overboard and grabbing pumpkin off the shelf quite yet!
All other oatmeal maple cookies out there stuck to the traditional softened butter approach. With the goal of a cozy and fall-like cookie, we had to start with a base of brown butter. If you have never browned butter before, check out Sally’s Baking Addiction’s tutorial here. She does a great job of explaining the step by step further! The main reason brown butter is a necessity, is it brings a caramelized and deep flavor. It will have you dreaming of caramel apples and pumpkin patches just from the smell of it!
Another key ingredient to keep the fall flavor prevalent was the use of only brown sugar. Not only does brown sugar provide deeper flavor than granulated sugar, it also helps us get the chewy cookie we want this to be!
Finally, we found that most maple oatmeal cookies weren’t full of spices. Maple syrup seemed to be the only reliant source of flavor. Oats honestly are not very flavorful on their own, so we aimed to bring a little more spice to the maple and oat combo. The addition of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves compliment the sweetness of the maple and oats. We also found that the maple flavor within the dough itself was on the subtle side, so to finish off the cookie we made a simple frosting of maple syrup, powdered sugar, and a splash of milk to bring it all together.
Meanwhile we will be over here dreaming of crisp fall nights while we eat these cookies!