Monday, January 25, 2010

Crispy salted oatmeal white chocolate cookies

Crispy salted oatmeal white chocolate cookies / Cookies de aveia e chocolate branco com um toque de sal

Oatmeal haters, please, hear me out: these cookies are going to change the way you feel about oats. Trust me and Deb on that – they are absolutely delicious.

And since I don’t want the other readers to feel left out: the oatmeal lovers like me will adore them, too. :)

Crispy salted oatmeal white chocolate cookies / Cookies de aveia e chocolate branco com um toque de sal

Crispy salted oatmeal white chocolate cookies

1 cup (140g) all purpose flour
¾ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon table salt
14 tablespoons (196g/1 ¾ sticks) unsalted butter, slightly softened
1 cup (200g) sugar
¼ cup (44g) packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ½ cups (288g) old-fashioned rolled oats
168g (6oz) good-quality white chocolate bar, chopped
½ teaspoon flaky sea salt (like Maldon or fleur de sel) for sprinkling on top

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and table salt in a medium bowl.
Beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Scrape down bowl with rubber spatula, then add egg and vanilla and beat until incorporated. Scrape down bowl again. Add flour mixture gradually and mix until just incorporated and smooth. Gradually add oats and white chocolate and mix until well incorporated.

Divide dough into 24 equal portions, each about 2 tablespoons. Roll between palms into balls, then place on lined baking sheets 5cm (2in) apart. Using fingertips, gently press down each ball to about 2cm (3/4-in) thickness.
Sprinkle a flake or two of sea salt on each cookie.
Bake until cookies are deep golden brown, about 13 to 16 minutes, rotating baking sheet halfway through. Transfer baking sheet to wire rack to cool.

Makes 24 - I halved the recipe, used 1 rounded tablespoon of dough per cookie and got 19

Crispy salted oatmeal white chocolate cookies / Cookies de aveia e chocolate branco com um toque de sal


Manggy said...

Oatmeal haters?! Where?? I don't see any oatmeal haters. ;) Well, if there are plenty out there, then more for the two of us, right? :)

Barbara said...

These look super, Patricia. And leaning against the coffe mug, perfect photo! Love the sea salt and white chocolate in them.

I eat oatmeal for breakfast a couple times a week and LOVE any cookie with oatmeal as an ingredient.

symphonious sweets said...

You have my attention, these look fantastic. I love salty sweet foods yum!

Abby said...

Similar to the cookies Cash made with me - except for the salt, but I do love that idea!

Unknown said...

Oh! These sound GREAT! I love oatmeal cookies and I also love salt...and white chocolate...I wonder how they'd be if you caramelized the white chocolate first? Hmmm...

Lizzie said...

oh dear lord i definitely made these last year, and they are SO SUPERBLY DELICIOUS. seriously, freak-out good. yours look way purdier than mine did, though!

bakinginstilettos said...

Bookmarking these, can't wait to try them!

Andrea said...

I'm not a oat hater so I would love this cookies. I love to add little salt in cookies so I think this is a great combination.
Wonderful post and wonderful photos sa always. :)

oneordinaryday said...

I made these several months ago for the teachers at my kids' school. They loved them and so did I - so yummy!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Mark, right! The more, the merrier! :)

Barbara, thank you, sweetie!
I'm a sucker for all things oatmeal, too.

Symphonious Sweets, thank you for stopping by!

Abby, the salt adds such a nice touch. Thank you!

Anna, thank you! That is an interesting idea! :)

Lizzie, you are far too kind, darling - thank you!

Baking in Stilettos, thank you! I hope you give these a try!

Andrea, you would certainly love these, sweetie!
Thank you for your kind words.

One Ordinary Day, I'm sure those teachers adore you now. ;)

Mark said...

This reminds me of this <a href=">recipe</a>. Instead of Maldon or a fleur de sel, it uses a flake salt called Bali Rama, which has larger crystals that really stand out, but don't make it too salty.

eatme_delicious said...

What perfect looking cookies!

Beastie said...

2011 and I am going to make - bake this cookie - we love oatmeal! thanks

Beastie said...

Just to confirm - the best oatmeal cookie for ever! Thanks!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Hey, there! I'm so glad you liked the cookies - tks for letting me know!

Beastie said...

second bake is over - just shortened the suger, into total amount of 150gr. Still great taste . Thanks. Made our week - for the whole family!

Patricia Scarpin said...

That is great news! Thank you for letting me know!

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