Brown Butter Oatmeal Cinnamon Chip Cookies

Brown butter and cinnamon chips collide in the perfect fall treat: rich and chewy brown butter oatmeal cinnamon chip cookies!

Brown Butter Oatmeal Cinnamon Chip Cookies

if you haven’t tried making brown butter yet, what are you waiting for? I suggest you drop everything (or schedule a time in the near future!) to bake these cookies.

After baking two batches in as many days, I’m utterly convinced that brown butter and oats and cinnamon chips are absolutely made for each other.

I may have inhaled one or two still slightly warm from the oven – best decision ever! Toasty brown butter paired with sweet and warming cinnamon chips makes for one divine cookie.

Brown Butter Oatmeal Cinnamon Chip Cookies
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Brown Butter Oatmeal Cinnamon Chip Cookies

Brown Butter Oatmeal Cinnamon Chip Cookies

  • Author: Laura Kasavan
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 26 cookies
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
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Brown butter and cinnamon chips collide in the perfect fall treat: rich and chewy brown butter oatmeal cinnamon chip cookies!



  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats, toasted
  • 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cinnamon chips


  • 3 Tbsp cinnamon chips


  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 cinnamon 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. Fold in cinnamon chips. 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. Top cookies with remaining cinnamon chips, pressing to adhere.
  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, rotating pans halfway through, until edges are set. Cool for 10 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.


Brown Butter: Check out my full step-by-step recipe tutorial.

Keywords: Brown Butter, Cinnamon Chips, Oatmeal Cookies, Cookies

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  1. That’s like clarifying butter what we call ‘ghee’! Love the smell and we cook a lot with that 🙂 The cookie must be smelling divine!

  2. Brown butter is the best, totally agree! Cinnamon chips though are something I have never come across here in NZ – might have to order some online because they sound amazing! Especially paired with oats and brown butter- sounds like such an autumnal cookie 🙂

  3. I soooo want this cookies. But I can’t find the cinnamon chips anywhere near me. I think that if I would have those little gems in my possesion they would change my life, I would put them in everything.

  4. Cinnamon baking chips are lethal, in a good way. I can only imagine how wickedly delicious they would be when combined with brown butter!

  5. I’ve never met a brown butter baked good I haven’t liked…LOVED! These look and sound spectacular! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I’m almost speechless – these are beautiful cookies. I tried the cinnamon chips last year in apple scones – so tasty! Sharing and pinning 🙂

  7. Those cinnamon chips are the best ever! Oatmeal cookies are one of my favourites and well I’ve already mentioned loads of times how much I love browned butter. These will be on my “must make” list! 😀

  8. I’m a huge proponent of brown butter, too! Your cookies look spectacular—I have two oatmeal cookies left in my freezer, then I NEED to make more. My next batch will be a brown butter version, too 🙂 Now if I only had some cinnamon chips….

  9. Oh Laura! Your recipe and photos just scream fall! This morning I swapped out my mid-morning iced coffee for hot tea. One of these scrumptious cookies would be perfect with my steaming hot tea.