Brown Butter Oatmeal Cookies with Hazelnuts & Chocolate Chips


Happy National Dessert Day! I believe that this glorious holiday should be celebrated every day, but I’ll take any excuse to eat more sweets. To celebrate, I decided to share this delicious recipe!  If there’s a flavor I like more than pumpkin, it’s hazelnut. And chocolate, but that’s a given. I’m not normally a fan of nuts in cookies, but these finely chopped hazelnuts are the perfect addition to this chewy chocolate chip creation. I also browned the butter to enhance that nutty taste and let’s just say not all of the dough made it into the oven. Now go treat yo self!

Brown Butter Oatmeal Cookies with Hazelnuts & Chocolate Chips






Brown Butter Oatmeal Cookies with Hazelnuts & Chocolate Chips

Servings 36 cookies


  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup hazelnuts toasted, husked and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

  3. In a small skillet over medium heat, melt the butter until golden brown and has a nutty scent. Let it cool slightly, then add to the bowl of a standing mixer with the sugars. Blend until smooth. Mix in the eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Gently stir in the hazelnuts and chocolate chips.

  4. Drop rounded table spoon of dough onto prepared baking sheet for each cookie, with about 1″ spacing. Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet for about 5 minutes, then transfer to wire cooling rack.


  • these look delish!

    • Thanks! My husband took them to work and came home with an empty plate, so I’d say they were a success :)

  • I feel like I need to go to choc-o-holics anonymous after reading your blog! I want to make all of your recipes. Isn’t every day National Dessert Day though? Guess it’s a good thing I’m going to a chocolate and wine bar tonight for dinner so I can indulge.

    • haha! then my mission is accomplished :) that wine and chocolate bar sounds amazing!! Such a perfect pairing.