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Horizontal image of two oatmeal cookies stacked on top of each other on a wooden board next to white mini candies.

Salted White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

  • Author: Shanna Mallon
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x


This sweet and salty version of a classic oatmeal cookie features rolled oats, white chocolate chips, and a perfect pinch of flaky sea salt.


  • 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, slightly softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon flaky sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together at high speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla to the bowl. Mix at high speed until completely incorporated, about another minute. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl and remix for a few seconds.
  4. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and kosher salt in a separate medium bowl.
  5. Add the dry flour mixture to the butter and egg mixture. Mix on low speed until just incorporated. Add the oats and white chocolate, and mix on low speed until just incorporated.
  6. Use a large 3-tablespoon cookie scoop to portion 12 even mounds on each of the prepared baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches of space between each one.
  7. Slightly flatten the top of each mound. Sprinkle a few flakes of sea salt on each cookie.
  8. Immediately transfer the baking sheets to the preheated oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, rotating halfway through, until the cookies are dry and slightly golden around the edges but still slightly wet and puffy in the center.
  9. Remove from the oven. Allow the cookies to cool for about 10 minutes on the baking sheets before transferring to cooling racks to cool completely.


Adapted from Smitten Kitchen.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Keywords: white chocolate, oatmeal, salt, cookies, oats