Monday, February 13, 2012

Salted Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies

When my grandma asked me to make cookies for her new neighbor, these oatmeal-chocolate chip cookies seemed like the perfect choice.  If you're obsessed with salty-sweet desserts, like I am, you'll definitely want to try these cookies.  They're super addictive, with great chew from the oats, bits of rich chocolate, and a great hit of salt on top. They're just as easy as any other chocolate chip cookie recipe, but using good-quality chocolate and adding salt makes them taste really sophisticated and unique.

Salted Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies (adapted from Salted: A Manifesto on the World's Most Essential Mineral, with Recipes)

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
A large pinch of salt, the best you have
2-1/2 cups quick oats
2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1-1/2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
10 ounces dark chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate
Good-quality salt, to finish

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment.
2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.  Stir in the oats.
3. Cream together the butter, both sugars, and the vanilla.  Beat in the eggs.
4. Stir in the flour mixture, and then stir in the chocolate.
5. Scoop dough onto cookie sheet, about one tablespoon of dough per cookie.  Sprinkle the top of each cookie with a bit of salt.
6. Bake until the edges are browned but the centers are still soft, about 8 minutes.  Remove from oven, let rest a couple of minutes, and then transfer to a rack to cool completely.


  1. Tastespotting mentioned today is National Oatmeal Monday and this looks like a great way to celebrate it. I love any kind of chocolate chip cookie and had made some browned butter choc chip cookies on Saturday. Since I ate them like chips, and completely ruined all the work I did exercising, I have sworn off chocolate chip cookies. When I do get back to eating them, I will surely give these a try. They do look great. Salty- sweet is the best combination!

  2. These definitely look like the perfect choice for new neighbors. I love the idea of salted oatmeal cookies - so delicious!

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  4. yum! oatmeal cookies! these would be great with a tall glass of milk!

  5. What a great gift for a new neighbour. Your cookies look delicious and I love the combination of the ingredients.

  6. Great gift idea!! Love the sweet and salty combo, and chocolate chips are way better with oatmeal cookies than raisins! :)

  7. These cookies sound very delicious with a balance of sweetness and saltiness.

  8. Oh my this has 3 cookies into one, the oatmeal, the chocolate and the salt - YUM!

  9. I definitely love salty-sweet and I am loving this combo! Looks amazing. Happy Valentine's Day!

  10. These sound really great - my sister used to make a similar type when I was younger but I could never fully appreciate their flavor until now! ^^

  11. Bookmarked! These sound and look scrumptious!

  12. So fun that your mom asked you to baked cookies for her neighbor. A perfect gift.

  13. Salt seems a no-brainer when it comes to chocolate and caramel, but never would have thought of using it on raisin cookies! I bet it's wonderful!