There are many reasons to eat a cookie. Sometimes it's a pick-me-up cookie. Work went long or that research paper that you put off is suddenly due next week(cough...don't look here...cough). Other times it's a congratulatory cookie. You ran your first fiver miler or finally finished that research paper after holing yourself up in the library with shoddy internet service so that you wouldn't spend half the time on Facebook.
And then sometimes, you eat a cookie purely because it is Tuesday. Or Wednesday. Or any other day that you think, "A cookie right now? Wouldn't hate it."
This is a cookie for all reasons. All seasons. And another word that rhymes with the other two. An added bonus is that you probably already have all of the ingredients in your pantry!
Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup loosely packed brown sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup flour
3/4 cup oats (not quick-cook)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup chocolate chunks
In a small sauce pan, heat the butter, whisking constantly until browned. Remove the saucepan from heat and continue to whisk for an additional 30 seconds. Set aside and let the butter cool completely.
In a mixing bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and oats. Set aside.
Once the butter has cooled, mix it with the two sugars until combined. Mix in the egg and vanilla. Add the flour mixture and combine with hands until a dough forms. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Form dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on a prepared baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until the edges and bottoms are golden brown.
Source: How Sweet Eats