Or you know, Anzac biscuits (made with brown butter). But is an Anzac biscuit still an Anzac biscuit a month after Anzac day? Well yes, but calling them oatmeal cookies makes me feel less slack.

My brain is a little overwhelmed at the moment. I am 5 weeks into my new job. It is both marvellous and terrifying at the same time. There is a lot to learn and it is such a different environment to any I’ve ever been in. I made these biscuits on Anzac day and used them to bribe my new workmates into helping me with all my rookie questions. I haven’t had time to post them here until now.

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There have been so many things to get used to. Including a work vehicle. I have only ever driven one car (or two if you count the Datsun 120Y I learnt in), my ’97 Nissan Pulsar. It was the first car I bought with a Dad-loan and when I moved to Melbourne 4 years ago that little car, loaded to the gills, got me here safely. Now I have a giant, black SUV type thing. I am totally not used to it, so much so that yesterday I found myself standing right next to a giant black SUV type thing obsessively pressing my keyless entry doodad and wondering why it wasn’t working.

Yeah, you guessed it, it wasn’t my giant black SUV type thing; I totally freaked out the guy inside it 🙂

I originally titled this post Cookies and Crochet. I was going to tell you how I was getting all into crochet and making this scarf to relax. I got about as far as these pictures show and it hasn’t emerged from its unceremonious plastic bag since. But check out the tutorial anyway. The scarf is fab. And so are these…

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Brown Butter Oatmeal Cookies (with white chocolate)

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a.k.a Anzac biscuits with a difference. Oatmeal cookies sound more like a year-round treat though. We need year-round treats 🙂

Anzac biscuits are pretty fabulous anyway, but brown butter makes most things better (I’m a bit of a fan), as does white chocolate. The brown butter adds a lovely nuttiness to these caramel scented cookies. If you are in one of those lucky countries that have butterscotch or caramel flavoured choc chips, I would totally be swapping out the white chocolate to head into the uber caramel zone. 

Have you changed jobs recently? Did you need bribery cookies?


Brown Butter Oatmeal Cookies
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
  1. 1 cup (150g) plain flour
  2. 1 cup (90g) rolled oats
  3. 1 cup (85g) dessicated coconut
  4. 3/4 cup (155g) brown sugar
  5. 150g butter
  6. 2 Tbsp golden syrup
  7. 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  8. 2 Tbsp boiling water
  9. 100g white chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 160C/320F
  2. Line 2 large baking trays with baking paper
  3. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium to low heat. Continue heating, stirring regularly until butter foams and begins to turn brown and smell nutty. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir together flour, rolled oats, sugar, coconut and chocolate chips in a large bowl.
  5. Add golden syrup and bicarbonate of soda to butter (it will foam up quite a lot)
  6. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients, pour in the butter mixture and mix until combined.
  7. Add boiling water one tablespoon at a time until the mixture is moist (add a little extra water if required).
  8. Roll into balls and place on prepared trays, spacing well.
  9. Bake 10-15 minutes until lightly browned.
  10. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing to a rack to cool completely.
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28 Comments on Brown Butter Oatmeal Cookies (and Crochet)

  1. These look awesome! Snap! I am also 5 weeks into my now not-so-new job and it’s a constant learning curve. Lucky for me, my new colleagues are very patient and are happy to answer my never ending questions, but best of all, they’re happy to eat cake, and lots of it! The Feeder Program is so on! Enjoy the new wheels and the new job. Keep Calm and Bake On (it works for me!)

    • Ahhh, if only I had more time to bake. The worst is I am doing 50-60 hour weeks on top of all the overwhelm.
      Very glad to hear you are enjoying your new job 🙂

  2. Oh yum, brown butter is the bomb! The cookies look beautiful. Don’t worry you will adjust to your new job in no time! I am thankful to have had the same job for a few years now – I don’t like starting new jobs either 🙂

  3. Ohhhhhhhh man you’re going through what I did about 6 months ago when I started my job. It does get easier, but I totally remember thinking ‘I AM JUST WORKING SO HARD EVERY DAY AHH POOR BLOG’. These cookies look fantastic x

  4. Ooo Anzac biscuits with a difference! These look divine! I have been in my job for 1.5 years but still regularly bring in treats to bribe the staff ahah 😉

  5. Thanks for the link! I can sympathise with crochet projects being left in bags…I have a blanket that I was meant to be finished by now but I’ve only done 5 hexagons…oops! Never mind, cookies makes everything better 🙂

  6. Those cookies look delicious!! Soooo good. My little ones would love them (and so would I) You crochet for relaxation. I knit. Speaking of which… that blanket I started knitting last winter and haven’t finished I need to get out and get started on it again. 🙂 Jx

    • I have totally bailed on the crochet but I must get back into it. I would love to learn to knit but always used to drop stitches and the coordination of two needles is so much more involved:)

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