Sunday, August 1, 2010

Salted Oatmeal White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These cookies do not look very glam. They don't scream the red carpet or Hollywood. They just look very well... plain.  Their "wow" factor does not come from their humble looks,  but it arrives during the first bite.
Mainly due to this.  A heaping mound of  white chocolate. I'm not the biggest fan of white chocolate, but if you buy a nice bar and chop it up. It can help to create a cookie that is buttery, sweet and sexy all in one bite!

The other secret is to sprinkle some kosher or sea salt on top of the cookie. It helps bring out the nutty flavors of the oats and the buttery smooth chocolate. Plain and simple just transformed into a glamour girl!

Salted Oatmeal White Chocolate Chunk Cookies  (boy that is mouth full!)

These cookies are crispy and just wonderful. If you wanted to add some dried fruit I don't think they would mind.

1 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon table salt
14 tablespoons (1 3/4 sticks) unsalted butter,  softened
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 & 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract ( I was out of vanilla extract and used one vanilla bean and it worked like a charm)
2 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
6 ounces good-quality white chocolate bar, chopped into chunks. 
1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt or kosher salt (for sprinkling on top)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper .Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and table salt in a medium bowl.
Beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Scrape down the bowl and then add the egg and vanilla. Beat until incorporated. Scrape down bowl again. Add flour mixture gradually and mix until just incorporated and smooth. Add oats and white chocolate and mix until well incorporated.
Divide dough into equal portions, each about 2 tablespoons. Roll between palms into balls, then place on lined baking sheets leaving some space as these cookies do spread. Using fingertips, gently press down each ball to about 3/4-inch thickness.
Sprinkle some salt onto the top of each cookie
Bake until cookies are deep golden brown, about 13 to 16 minutes, rotating the baking sheet halfway through. Transfer baking sheet to wire rack to cool.
Enjoy and you will be transformed into a world of glitz and glamour.
Time to get dirty!!!


  1. Anything salty and sweet I am all for!!! I will definitely try these!

  2. I love white chocolate in cookies, but not too many other places. The oatmeal and white chocolate combination here just might be my favorite :) And, thanks for the sea salt tip. Never would have thought of that one!

  3. love the salty-sweet combo. these look great!

  4. oh those cookies are calling me......salty sweet is just a perfect I'm so hungry!

  5. Yum...I bet the salt really enhances the flavors in these. They don't have to be glamorous to taste good, and these sound delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  6. They look pretty wow to me...and they probably taste even more wow.

  7. I love white chocolate in any way, shape or form and am a total saltaholic so these look awesome to me. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  8. I agree a little sprinkle of salt on something sweet can make all the difference...

  9. I can almost smell and taste these cookies. Can't wait to try it...saved to my recipe file. They look so gooood! :)

  10. This is like a triple threat cookie!