Do you bake for the holidays? I enjoy baking and every year I try a new cookie recipe. I made this recipe for the High Heel Race party that I attended in October. While the guests of the party enjoyed them, I thought they were mediocre. (I'm a tough critic!) First, I thought they were bland. They need more cinnamon and a little acid (lemon zest??) Second, I like a chewier, flatter oatmeal cookie. Meanwhile, it's still a delightful recipe. If you decide to bake them, make the changes I mentioned and the results will be spectacular.
Salty Oatmeal Cookies
- 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 2 cups rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
- Sea salt for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a large baking pan with parchment paper. Form the dough into golf ball sized balls and place 2 inches apart on the baking sheet. Sprinkle sea salt on top of each cookie generously, as you would sugar.
Bake one sheet at a time for 15 minutes or until the cookies are puffed and beginning to turn golden. Don't over bake! Cookies should have a tender center. Transfer the cookies, still on parchment paper, to a wire rack to cool completely.
*recipe courtesy of The Washington Post