Crispy salted oatmeal cookies (white chocolate included)

By | October 29, 2011

This is quite possibly one of my favorite food photos. Considering the fact that I take so many pictures of my cooking that you’d think it was my firstborn, that is saying a lot.

I feel that I should mention the fact that when I look at this photo, I can hear Ariel (as in the Little Mermaid) singing. You know, the part where she gives up her voice? (Don’t click on that if your kids are in the room and you don’t want them to see the mermaid outfit. Sorry, folks. That was a warning from the tznius police.)

But really. Is it just me, or are those cookies bathed in some other-worldly light? And can I also draw your attention to the fact that my aluminum foil has STARS all over it? It really is the little things in life.

Okay, so about the cookies. I needed something to bring to our Shabbos hosts and was browsing the cookie sections on a handful of my favorite food blogs. When I saw that Smitten Kitchen’s Deb listed these oatmeal cookies as among her top 5 best cookie recipes, I perked up my ears and put the ingredients on my shopping list. Smitten Kitchen? Top 5? I’m in.

My take on these cookies: They are super amazing, incredibly delicious, truly outstanding…right out of the oven. But the next day they go down a few notches, to just “really good.” (Our hosts devoured them, though, always a good sign.)

Deb describes them as “shatter-y” and you really do have to make some yourself to know what that means. Straight from the oven, they are indeed shatter-y. They are perfectly shatter-y, which is a very high compliment for a cookie.

Maybe the trick is to finish them before nightfall.


Laura on October 31, 2011 at 5:47 pm.

LOVE that photo. Great shot of the cookies and I am really digging the little stars on the foil (where do you get that?).
I know what you mean about cookies being unbelievable out of the oven and then kind of eh . . . later by comparison. It is hard to beat warm from the oven cookies. Mandelbrot, I find is an exception, don’t you think? And really excellent buttery sugar cookies.


Tali Simon on October 31, 2011 at 8:00 pm.

Phew. It’s good to know there is someone out there who appreciates star-covered foil like I do. The funny thing is that I bought it by accident at Rami Levi (grocery chain here in Israel, for those not familiar) and didn’t even see the stars until I opened the roll back at home.


Ahuvah Taub on November 22, 2011 at 7:51 pm.

Yummy! Great alternative to regular chocolate chip cookies. I get what you mean about cookies being better straight out of the oven especially this recipe. I didn’t try these out of the oven, but later they were a mouth full and a lot of chewing. Maybe using less oats might be a good tip to make them less intense.


Hindy on July 20, 2012 at 2:35 pm.

These cookies look fantastic!


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