Salted Oatmeal White Chocolate Cookies

Well, I don’t really know what to say. This is one of the posts where, because the photos are so pretty and the cookies taste so good, I almost feel powerless to complement them.

I made them Saturday, as in almost a week ago, and I have been trying to create complete sentences about them ever since.

It’s possible, you could say, I’m still recovering from the happy sugar coma they put me into. Whatever the case, these are the cookies of the week: salted white chocolate oatmeal.

And, um, they’re good? They’re crunchy? The salt with the white chocolate—it’s, oh, it’s… yeah. You just kind of have to make these.

Salted Oatmeal White Chocolate Cookies | Foodal

I can’t remember the last time I felt so without words.

It’s the polar opposite to that horrible date this summer, the one where I couldn’t stop talking, telling the poor guy across the table detail after detail of my job, grad school, things I like, things I don’t like.

Did I tell him I did my hair curly because it was so humid out and I always have to do my hair curly when it’s humid out? Hang on, nope, nope, I think I spared him that. Just. barely.

I’m no stranger to the rambling-on-and-on phenomenon. It’s the staying-on-topic that becomes a problem.

When I’m faced with something that I just, I don’t know, can’t think of a response to, my mouth goes all crazy.

And while I’m sitting here, trying to tell you about these great cookies and why they will make you happy inside like that movie Lars & the Real Girl makes me, all that comes out is nonsense.

I’m all, Good cooookies, folks!

Close up of cookies on a ceramic plate | Foodal

Let’s just say, in this case at least, I have a good excuse. These are wipe-your-memory cookies, what-was-I-saying cookies, can-I-have-another cookies. Make these, and you’ll be lucky to remember anything beyond your first name and the way to reach for more.

I only wish I’d had them before, so I could have blamed on them all the other ridiculous situations my mouth has gotten me into.

Cookies ona blue and white plate | Foodal

The Recipe

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Salted White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
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Salted White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
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  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 14 tablespoons unsalted butter slightly softened (1 3/4 sticks)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 6 ounces white chocolate chips or chopped chocolate bar
  • 1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt *
Servings: cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner.
  2. Use a whisk or stand mixer to mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and table salt in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until they are light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until incorporated.
  4. Add the dry flour mixture bit by bit and blend until just incorporated and smooth. Add the oats and white chocolate a bit at a time and mix until well incorporated.
  5. Use a medium cookie scoop or a tablespoon (heaping) to split the dough into 24 portions. Roll each by hand into balls and place on the baking sheets about 2 ½ inches apart. Gently press down each ball into about a 3/4 inch thickness.
  6. Sprinkle a few flakes of sea salt on each cookie.
  7. Bake for 13-16 minutes or until the cookies are deep golden brown. Be sure to rotate the baking sheet halfway through. When done, allow to cool for a minute or two on the baking sheet, and then transfer to a wire rack to completely cool.
Recipe Notes

*Oh and, whatever you do, don't skimp on the sea salt on top - it's the best part.


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About Shanna Mallon

Shanna Mallon is a freelance writer who holds an MA in writing from DePaul University. Her work has been featured in a variety of media outlets, including The Kitchn, Better Homes & Gardens, Taste of Home,, Foodista, Entrepreneur, and Ragan PR. In 2014, she co-authored The Einkorn Cookbook with her husband, Tim. Today, you can find her digging into food topics and celebrating the everyday grace of eating on her blog, Go Eat Your Bread with Joy. Shanna lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with Tim and their two small kids.

10 thoughts on “Salted Oatmeal White Chocolate Cookies”

  1. shannalee – you’re KILLING me with these cookies. yet another cookie that i must try. thankfully i’m hosting a baking Gal round so i guess these might make the cut, unless i eat them all. 🙂 congrats on your new camera, aren’t toys hard-won from ebay soooo much funner?! i’m going to try to save up for a DSLR this year, if my baking obsession doesn’t get in the way and i have to buy sacks of flour every few weeks!
    btw, i’ve posted a few of grandma’s stuff on my blog, i really ought to have a lable devoted to just her tho. i’ll remedy it soon.

  2. I’ll have to try making these on my day off next week. I just want you to know that I was lying here in bed sick and completely exhausted knowing I have to get up at 4am tomorrow for a fundraising project, and what goes through my head? I haven’t read Shanna’s blog lately. Yeah, I actually enjoy reading it that much. 🙂

  3. Lan: You would think we’d run out of good cookies to try eventually, wouldn’t you? But they just keep coming! And good for you about the DSLR. I bought one two years ago and was too technically challenged to learn how to use it. If I’d only had a friend to help!! 🙂

    Joanna: Well, now, you know how to make a person feel good, don’t you? Sorry you’re not feeling so hot, though. When the fundraising thing comes to an end, lay in bed with some chicken noodle soup at your side.

  4. Great cookies and great picutures! I just made my versions of these cookies over the weekend and will be posting this week. Good for you on the new camera. The pictures on the post above this at the farmer’s market are gorgeous so I think you are learning quickly!!

  5. This is a great twist on the chocolate chip cookie with oatmeal and white chocolate instead. Haven’t had the full effect of sea salt on cookies yet but I imagine it’s amazing! Thanks for this recipe.

  6. Hey, congrats on the new camera. For a week or so I thought I was gonna be the owner of a NICE, shiny new camera but alas mine was just briefly lost in Greece and now it’s back!

    I’m not a big cookie eater but THOSE do look like they’d leave me speechless! Thanks for the recipe…I’m gonna give ’em a try!

  7. RobinSue: Can’t wait to see your cookies, and thanks for the compliment! I’m having fun with it–best part is that I can carry it with me everywhere I go.

    Hillary: It is! Sea salt is my latest discovery, and I love it.

    Ingrid: Glad you still have your camera… although, eBay sales make new ones pretty affordable! 🙂 Not a big cookie eater? We’ll have to change that.

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