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
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.