This a wonderful bar recipe, and browning the butter just makes your kitchen smell delightful!
Found it on Two Peas and their Pod and just had to give it a try for a neighborhood party… Unfortunately for them i didn’t cook it nearly enough for public consumption, but hubby and I are enjoying it just enough…
Fantastic and easy bars. Just a little extra effort to brown the butter.
1 bar cookie
3/4 cup butter, cut into tablespoon pieces
1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup old fashioned oats
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Flaky sea salt, for sprinkling on bars
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a 8×8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
Place the butter in a medium saucepan and melt over medium heat, stirring often, until it foams, smells nutty, and browns. This will take about 5 to 7 minutes. Scrape the browned butter into a large bowl and let cool for 5 minutes.
Add the brown sugar and sugar to the brown butter and stir with a wooden spoon or spatula until smooth. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla. Stir until combined.
Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Stir until just combined, don’t over mix.
Stir in the oats and chocolate chips.
Pour the dough into the prepared pan and spread with a spatula. You can use your fingers to lightly press the dough into the corners of the pan to make sure the dough is evenly spread.
Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until the bars are set and golden brown. Don’t over bake the bars will continue setting up as they cool.
Remove from the oven and sprinkle with flaky sea salt. Let the bars cool before cutting into squares.