Not too long ago I went on a Cupcake Tour in NYC and my favorite treat on the tour wasn’t a cupcake – even though all of them were quite good – but a cookie, a Salted Oat Surprise cookie from Milk & Cookies Bakery to be exact. It was the perfect combination of sweet and salty with white chocolate chips, toffee bits and sea salt. Since then I have wanted to try and create a version of the cookie myself since there isn’t a definitive recipe floating around anywhere. I finally got around to it by tweaking my favorite oatmeal cookie recipe.
First up… I whisked together flour, baking soda, and salt together and set it aside.
Using my stand mixer I creamed together butter, brown sugar and white sugar.
Next I added in two eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Then some vanilla extract.
And then the flour mixture.
And finally the key ingredients to these cookies… old fashioned oats, white chocolate chips and toffee bits.
Once all my ingredients were mixed together well it was time to scoop them out onto my prepared baking sheets (I covered them with parchment paper.) I squeezed two extra cookies onto my second baking sheet so the order was a little wonky but it didn’t alter the baking at all. Before popping them in the oven I sprinkled each cookie with some sea salt to get that salty flavor.
The first batch out of the oven after baking for 11 minutes in a 350 degrees preheated oven.
Final verdict… They didn’t taste exactly like the cookies I had on the tour, but, they were delicious nonetheless!
Salted Oatmeal Cookies*
Yields: 42 cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup toffee bits
Sea Salt, for sprinkling on cookies
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and cover baking sheets with parchment paper.
Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt and set aside.
Cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Add in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Then add in the vanilla extract.
Stir in the flour mixture until just combined and then add in the oats, white chocolate chips and toffee bits.
Using a cookie scoop drop spoonfuls of the dough on to the prepared baking sheets and sprinkle a few flakes of sea salt on each cookie.
Bake for 11 minutes in the preheated oven and allow the cookies to cook for a few minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
*Adapted from the Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies recipe found on Allrecipes website.