Chewy Salted Oatmeal Cookies

Crispy, chewy and a little salty, these simple oatmeal cookies from baker Kir Jensen would be great with ice cream or alongside a cup of tea.

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  • Servings: Makes 42 cookies

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  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • Flaky sea salt, for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. In a large bowl, whisk the oats with the flours, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle, beat the butter with both sugars and the vanilla at medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs 1 at a time and beat until incorporated. Add the dry ingredients and beat at low speed until just combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the cookie dough until chilled, at least 1 hour.

  2. Line 2 large rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Working in 2 batches, using a 1-ounce ice cream scoop or two tablespoons, scoop the dough onto the prepared sheets, spaced at least 2 inches apart. Flatten the cookies slightly and sprinkle each with a pinch of sea salt. Bake for 10 minutes, until golden brown at the edges; rotate the baking sheets from top to bottom and front to back halfway through baking. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.

Make Ahead

The cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Published December 2014

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