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We’ve got a Tuesday twist on a classic, with these homemade Chocolate Chip Espresso Oatmeal Cookies. Homemade brown sugar cookies, made with browned butter, oatmeal, chocolate chips, and espresso. And while, these are amazing on their own, the secret ingredient that really makes these cookies better than the rest? An over-the-top optional vanilla glaze that’s sweet, thick, and creamy. It really makes these cookies melt in your mouth.

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Cookies on a Tuesday, yes, fall must be in the air! I’m back to craving more baking. I wasn’t quite as focused on the sweet recipes over the summer. But now that we’re almost into fall, I have so many new ideas.

Easing into things with some very easy, but delicious cookies – that my family LOVES!

As I type this I am still in New York, but heading home today. I’m very much looking forward to getting back into the swing of the day-to-day. But it’s been an incredible trip and I really do love being able to travel here for work. It always brings me so much new inspiration.

Also, the pumpkin spice latte is everywhere, but that’s to be expected, right?

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Details

Originally I set out to make a fairly basic espresso cookie, but then I wanted to make them a touch more special, decadent even.

Of course, brown butter came into play, because every dessert is made better with a little brown butter. And then the glaze came to be, which to be very honest is not needed, BUT I do love it if you want something a little sweeter.

Either way, these are DELICIOUS!

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Brown the butter in a medium skillet. Just let the butter cook until it bubbles up and foams on top. This is when I turn the heat off and continue to allow the butter to cook in the pan.

Little brown bits will form on the bottom of the pan. Those are the nutty little bits that will make your recipes extra delicious.

When the butter has browned, the rest goes pretty much as you would think. I don’t use a mixer for these, just a good old-fashioned spatula will do the trick. Mix the butter with brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla. And then the secret here, espresso powder.

I know using espresso powder will throw some of you off, but I do encourage you to try it! You will slightly taste the coffee, but it really highlights and pairs well with the chocolate so wonderfully.

After you’ve added your wet ingredients, then add the dry. Flour, oats, baking soda, and a small pinch of salt.

Then mix in the chocolate chips – and bake.

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For the glaze

The glaze really melts in your mouth. It’s not needed, but if you’re looking for something special, this glaze is beyond delicious, and easy to make. Just butter, maple syrup, powdered sugar, and salt. Oh, and vanilla – vanilla is key.

Drizzle the glaze over each cookie, then eat these warm and gooey. Or let them cool and store them. They’re great either way!

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Looking for cookie recipes? Here are a few ideas: 

Glazed Brown Sugar Maple Cookies

Pumpkin Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brown Sugar Maple Ginger Cookies

Chewy Brown Sugar Maple Cookies

Lastly, if you make these Chocolate Chip Espresso Oatmeal Cookies be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Chocolate Chip Espresso Oatmeal Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories Per Serving: 291 kcal

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Ingredients

Vanilla Glaze (optional)

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. Add the butter to a skillet set over medium heat. Cook until the butter begins to brown, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat and transfer to a heatproof bowl. Let cool 5 minutes or so.
    3. To the brown butter, mix in the brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, and espresso powder mixing until smooth. Add the flour, oats, baking soda, and salt. Gently fold in the chocolate.
    4. Roll the dough into rounded tablespoon size balls and place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Gently flatten the dough down. Bake 8 minutes. Remove from the oven, rotate, and tap the baking sheet on the counter 1-2 times to flatten. Bake another 2-3 minutes or until the cookies are just beginning to set on the edges.
    5. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet. They will continue to cook slightly as they sit on the baking sheet.
    6. Meanwhile, if desired, make the glaze. Melt together the butter and maple syrup in a small pot over medium heat. Remove from the heat and whisk in the powdered sugar, vanilla, and a pinch of salt. Drizzle over the cookies! Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days. 
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  1. 4 stars
    I so badly wanted these to turn out. They tasted great. But they ended up being pretty hard. I mostly followed the recipe. I am wondering if I over cooked my brown butter. The butter and espresso smelled amazing! I did trade out one cup of Chocolate Chips for espresso chips (which I was REALLY excited to find) and used semi sweet Chocolate chunks for the other cup. Any suggestions as to why the cookies would have turned out hard? Fixing? Butter? Eggs? Pans?

    1. Hi Melissa,
      Thanks for giving this recipe a try and sharing your feedback! Is it possible these were over mixed? I’m not sure why these would be hard! xx

  2. 5 stars
    Love love love these! I’ve been making them on repeat since the fall! One question I have is about the brown butter process – I’ve learned in the past that it’s best to use unsalted butter when browning butter, does that really make a difference? I’ve always used salted butter here, like the recipe calls for, but just curious if the cookie would severely change with that substitution?

    1. Hey Kendall,
      Happy Friday!!⛄️❄️ I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your review, so glad to hear it turned out well for you! Honestly, I only use salted butter, I think it adds much more flavor. xT

  3. 5 stars
    the cookies are great, the one comment that must be done is you really need to flatten them before baking…..I used bittersweet and semi sweet chocolate.
    can you substitute coconut oil for part of the butter

    1. Hey Patti,
      Wonderful!! I love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you and thanks so much for trying it out! xx

  4. 5 stars
    This cookie is great! I am not a big oatmeal fan but my husband wanted some and what Bobby wants, Bobby gets (most of the time). I wanted to amp up the espresso flavor so I used 1 cup of chocolate chunks and 1/2 cup of chopped chocolate covered espresso beans. Then to give it an interesting pop, I added candied orange peel. So good I may just be converted.

    1. Hey Amy,
      Happy Wednesday! Thanks so much for making this recipe and your comment, so glad to hear it turned out well for you! xx

  5. 5 stars
    These were so easy and absolutely delicious to make. The brown butter is a must and the espresso flavor was pretty mild which balance the loads of chocolate. I had a heavy hand on the yummy frosting that didn’t disappoint. Will definitely be making these again.

    1. Hey Kristina,
      I am delighted to hear that this recipe turned out well for you and appreciate you giving it a try! Have a great weekend:)

    1. Hey Sandi,
      You should be able to follow this recipe as written without any adjustments:) Please let me know if I can help in any other way, I hope you love this recipe! xx