Weekend Baking: Crispy Salted White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

October 24, 2008 | By | COMMENTS

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This is baking weather, peoples. What better on a chilly day than to fill the apartment/house/shack with the smell of something baking in the oven? Nothing better, I say, nothing.

Last weekend I had you make a chocolate cake and many of you came through; but this time I bet even more of you will join in. Why? Because those cookies you see above are maddeningly awesome; they come from the brilliant Smitten Kitchen website (seriously, is there a prettier website alive?) and the cookies are, to quote Michael Jackson, devilishly good. Let me put it in pretentious foodie terms: the salinity of the salt plays off the sweetness of the white chocolate, and the oats create a texture that is substantive without being heavy. And I took ‘em out a bit early so they were actually pretty chewy (which I like) not so much crispy. So I guess you could call ‘em “Deb’s Chewy Crispy Salted White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies” but that’d be a mouthful.

Your assignment: make the cookies. Here’s the recipe: the recipe. Take a picture of yourself or your loved ones with the finished cookies and upload the pictures to the Amateur Gourmet Photo Group on Flickr and prepare to see yourself on the blog on Monday. Millions of people will ogle you and talk about how sexy you are and how much they love your cookies. What could be better?

Have a salty, chewy, white chocolate-filled weekend.

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  • http://chewonthatblog.com Hillary

    Smitten Kitchen is amazing, and those cookies look nothing short of amazing either.

  • http://mspirouette.blogspot.com/ Pirouette

    I gasped when I saw this photo. Thanks for giving me a major baking craving. I think I’ll make these tomorrow…

  • Katie

    I’ve been meaning to make these cookies forever. I was going to make dump cake tonight (don’t judge!) but I may just need to be classy and bake these instead.

  • Anonymous

    “The oats create a texture that is substantive without being heavy” — sometimes I think you can take the student out of law school, but you can’t take the law school out of the student.

    The cookies sound fab.

  • http://byflutter.com flutter

    your banner almost made me pee my pants. Also? I am SO MAKING those cookies. right now.

  • http://museinthekitchen.com Muse in the Kitchen

    These look and sound amazing – I love the flavor combo of saltiness and sweetness. We’ll definitely be giving these a try – might even make it in time for your challenge!

  • Stevie Z

    Well I thought this was gonna be a quiet weekend with my partner being outta town in Boston for her sister’s wedding, but this gave me the motivation to bake something.

    I’m also changing out the white chocolate for Hershey’s Cinnamon chips….am I being a rabble-rouser, law breaker, baker-otta-the-box???

    Then I curse the recipe on the Smitten Kitchen website, because now I’m gonna try that home-made oreo cookie recipe once these are finished.

    Oh goodness, she may come home from Boston and the house maybe taken over by the local cookie monsters…

  • http://www.yummydietfood.com Juliet

    Wow. Those look good. I’m a huge white chocolate fan.

  • http://www.yummydietfood.com Juliet

    I love white chocolate! Your cookies look amazingly delicious.

  • http://www.yummydietfood.com Juliet

    I love white chocolate! Your cookies look amazingly delicious.

  • Jessica

    I’m going to go make these RIGHT NOW.

    Seriously, I’m not lying. I actually have all the ingredients on-hand, and your talk of how this is perfect baking weather has got me all giddy to get something sweet and delicious into the oven, and filling up the apartment with yummy smells.

  • Jessica

    I’m going to go make these RIGHT NOW.

    Seriously, I’m not lying. I actually have all the ingredients on-hand, and your talk of how this is perfect baking weather has got me all giddy to get something sweet and delicious into the oven, and filling up the apartment with yummy smells.

  • Jessica

    I’m going to go make these RIGHT NOW.

    Seriously, I’m not lying. I actually have all the ingredients on-hand, and your talk of how this is perfect baking weather has got me all giddy to get something sweet and delicious into the oven, and filling up the apartment with yummy smells.

  • http://hungrybruno.blogspot.com Adrienne

    Oh how funny! I made these about a week and a half ago but didn’t get any photos of myself with them. Sigh. That’s the second time I’ve made them and I cannot wait to do it again!

  • http://shiubox.blogspot.com shiubox

    I didn’t get any fun photos, but I made a variation of these. They made studying about food-borne pathogens that much more enjoyable (it’s a compliment…)!

  • http://shiubox.blogspot.com shiubox

    I didn’t get any fun photos, but I made a variation of these. They made studying about food-borne pathogens that much more enjoyable (it’s a compliment…)!

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  • andrea

    we are finally getting a bit of rain here in LA, and i decided to bake these this afternoon–so, so delicious!! thank you for sharing!

  • http://www.pomegranateweightloss.org Kat

    I love oatmeal cookies. Never had them with white chocolate though. Sounds delish…