It’s funny. When I first saw this recipe on Smitten Kitchen, there was no doubt in my mind that I’d be making these cookies. I love the combination of salty and sweet and to find such goodness in one cookie is like finding cookie nirvana. So I bookmarked the recipe and quickly forgot about it. Then I bookmarked it again. And again. Well, you know what they say, three times bookmarked is the charm!
I hope you don’t choose to wait as long as I did to make these cookies. I mean it, they are good. Too good! Thin and crispy and that sprinkle of fleur du sel (hell, just use regular ol’ kosher instead) on top, is the icing on the cake. The salt brings an interesting complexity to each bite…it’s like a party in your mouth! As for the white chocolate? Normally, I’d go for dark, but I had some leftover from last Christmas in the freezer. But please, when using white chocolate, buy the good stuff as taste and quality really does matter here. Callebaut all the way.
crispy salted oatmeal white chocolate cookies
(recipe adapted from Smitten Kitchen)
1 c all-purpose flour
3/4 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t kosher salt
14 T unsalted butter, slightly softened
1 c sugar
1/4 c packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 t vanilla extract
2 1/2 c old-fashioned rolled oats
6 oz good-quality white chocolate
1/2 t fleur du sel (or Maldon or kosher)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and the 1st salt measurement in a medium bowl.
2. In another bowl, beat together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add in eggs and vanilla until combined. Slowly add in flour mixture and mix until just blended. Add in oats and chocolate until incorporated.
3. Spoon up a large tablespoon of dough and roll it into a ball, repeat for remaining dough. Press down on each ball to slightly flatten and sprinkle a flake or two of fancy salt on each cookie. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes, or until cookies are golden brown. Transfer to wire rack to cool. Makes 24 – 30 cookies.
Mmm, mmm, mmm!!! :0)
I have had this one bookmarked forever too! I think you have just inspired me to move it to the top of my list….
These have been on my “to-bake” list for ages, too. I’m going to take this post as a major hint and whip them up this weekend (or so I say…). Delcious!
I was at Starblehs the other day getting a tea and noticed that they are now offering something called a salted caramel hot drink. I’m assuming there is coffee in it which I don’t drink, but I liked the sound of that sipper. Anyway, I digress. I must make these because they sound too good to forget 😉
Save me jebus! So much for eating less sweets. I’m thinking I’ll have to make these tomorrow.
i love the name of your blog. it’s so true! and these cookies look amazing. i’ve never made cookies with salt added on top, but it’s a good idea.
Deb has some wonderful cookie recipes on her blog – these will go into my to try list, too! 🙂
THey are AMAZING are they not? I made them a few months ago (http://hungrybruno.blogspot.com/2008/05/possibly-best-cookie-ever.html) and I think it’s time to put them back in rotation.
Mmm Callebaut chocolate. I’m definitely going to have to make these cookies.
I am a oatmeal cookie lover and I actually prefer white chocolate in cookies over milk or dark, but what I especially love is salty with sweet! This may be the cookie of my dreams!
I can’t believe I just found this blog now!
I’ve been looking through your recipes, and I can’t believe how many of my favorite ingredients keep popping up. 🙂
I see someone already mentioned it, but Starbucks’ salted caramel hot chocolate has reignited my passion for salted sweets. I’m mad for chocolate-dipped pretzels and salted caramel ice cream, so these cookies definitely look appealing.
You’ve just gained a new fan! 🙂
I saw these too and made something similiar by adding cranberries and taking out oatmeal.
But yours came out delish. Are there any left? lol
Those look yummy.
And I adore smittenkitchen, reminds me I have to find something new to make soon. I test some of the easy things I can find.
pioneerwomancooks.com is also darn yummy!
These do sound phenomenal! I love the combination of salty and sweet too. Must make soon!
veggiegirl, i couldn’t agree with you more!
move it up, rachel!! yum.
yes, make them, brie. it’s definitely a good hint 🙂
mmm, that sounds awesome bijoux! i’ve got a starbucks gift card so i think i’ll head that way soon. i do like salty things!
yeah, me too kristin. but these are worth it!
thanks joanna…these cookies rock.
this is the first cookie recipe from her blog that i’ve tried, patricia. it’s a good sign 🙂
put ’em into rotation once again, adrienne!
eatme, they’re so worth it.
yes, mevrouw, these are dream cookies for sure!
okay, chibi, i’m totally going to starbucks soon!! thanks for the nice words too 🙂
nope, dawn, all gone ^____^
fiber, these are tasty!
mmm! salt, oatmeal and white chocolate in one cookie?!?! what’s not to love 🙂
If you love the combination of sweet and salty you must try Haagen-Dazs Fleur de Sel ice cream; it is outrageously good (and I’m not an ice cream fanatic, but I almost always have a pint in the freezer).
I love oatmeal-anything, and I, too, keep forgetting to try these cookies. I love salty and sweet in any form, so this is a must-do. Incidentally, I love it so much that one day, when making an ice cream cone of mint-chip ice cream with a drizzle of dark chocolate on top, I thought, why not? And sprinkled my ice cream cone with dark chocolate AND kosher salt. Wow! Zing! I don’t eat ice cream often, but, if salt is good on chocolate, candy, cookies, caramels … why not on any dessert using those common ingredients? I wouldn’t put it on berry pie perhaps, but I now sprinkle coarse salt on top of my ice cream with sauce — always. YUM.
these look very tasty. On the subject of sweets, what do you remember from your childhood, me and my sister were talking the other day about pearl drops and pineapple rock!
kate, that sounds amazing! i did that once on some not-so-top-notch ice cream and it worked wonders. salt, i’m a firm believer!!
heather, it’s impossible!
lisa, if only that flavour was available in canada! i’d love to try it out.
thanks, a quarter of. as for childhood sweets, i loved macintosh toffee that when cold you’d smash to bits on your school desk.
The cookies sound delish, but what I really covet is that tin!
niki, i love that tin 🙂 so i understand your coveting completely.
I am so obsessed with these cookies now. Thanks!! I’ve included them on my blog and added a link to yours=)
P.S. I substituted the white chocolate with dark and milk chocolate (Ghirardelli) chips and they are to die for! Next time I’ll make them with the white chocolate…can’t wait
sounds delicious, lara! next time i make them, i’ll use dark chocolate…you know, to compare 😉
I made these cookies, albeit with like 3 or 4 times the amount of salt and they were SO awesome. My friend made them too and everyone who had them, loved them <3
Took only a few minutes to mix this together! Turned out well! On the sweet side for me, so next time I’ll put in less sugar. Thanks for the recipe!