Brown Butter Chai Spice Oatmeal Cookies

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy.

Soft and pillowy brown butter chai spice oatmeal cookies are the perfect treat! Drizzled with vanilla glaze, you’ll love this sweet fall cookie recipe. Recipe makes 20 cookies.

Brown Butter Chai Spice Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal cookies are a fine way to ease into fall, especially when filled with the warming flavors of chai spice and rich brown butter. After a nice rest in the refrigerator, the dough bakes up into ultra-chewy, pillowy brown butter chai spice oatmeal cookies.

Dressed up with a sweet vanilla drizzle and a shower of sparkling sugar, these cookies are a delicious way to usher in autumn.

Brown Butter Chai Spice Oatmeal Cookies

More chai spice recipes you’ll love:

clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Brown Butter Chai Spice Oatmeal Cookies

Brown Butter Chai Spice Oatmeal Cookies

  • Author: Laura Kasavan
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes (plus chilling)
  • Yield: 20 cookies
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Soft and pillowy brown butter chai spice oatmeal cookies are the perfect treat! Drizzled with vanilla glaze, you’ll love this sweet fall cookie recipe. Recipe makes 20 cookies.



  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats, toasted
  • 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp Turbinado sugar (raw sugar)


  1. Cook butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until it foams, turns clear, and then turns a deep brown, about 6 minutes. Pour browned butter into a glass measuring cup and chill in the freezer until solidified, about 45 minutes to an hour.
  2. Whisk together flour, oats, cornstarch, baking soda, salt, and spices in a medium bowl. Beat solidified brown butter and sugars in a large mixer bowl at medium speed until creamy; beat in egg, egg yolk, and vanilla until combined. Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture; beat just until incorporated. Cover dough and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F (If cookie dough has chilled overnight, let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes before baking). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Form 1 1/2-inch balls of dough and place two inches apart on prepared baking sheets; flatten mounds slightly.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes, rotating pans halfway through, until edges are set. Cool for 4 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. For the glaze, whisk together melted butter, powdered sugar, salt, cinnamon, milk, and vanilla in a small bowl. Transfer to a small piping bag and drizzle over cookies. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar, and let glaze set before serving.

Keywords: Brown Butter, Chai Spice, Oatmeal Cookie

Leave a Comment & Rate this Recipe

If you love this recipe, please consider leaving a comment and review to help other readers. If you have a question, I'd love to hear from you too.

As always, thanks for your feedback!

Recipe rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  1. I’m all about the chai spices this time of year! My hubby is the biggest oatmeal cookie fan, so I may just need to make these and surprise him when he comes home from work!

  2. Mmmmm….these look perfect! I love chewy oatmeal cookies and the Chai spice, brown butter and drizzle of icing make these even more irresistible!!

  3. I’m drawn to the warming palate of fall flavors in these fabulous oatmeal cookies! The chai spice adds notes of intrigue to make for a very special cookie.

    1. Hi Genny, I toast the oats on a baking sheet for about 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees, until lightly golden and fragrant.

  4. I love the warming chai spices Laura. These will be perfect all through fall! May need to send a care package of these to my niece Ally aat college! She’ll LOVE them!