Friday, October 31, 2008

Salty and Sweet and Good to Eat

Here is my version of the Salty Oat cookies sold in Cape Cod. I thought they were a pretty good approximation (of course they won't share their secret recipe). They are chocolaty, crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside and have just a touch of salt on top. My husband thought they were delicious and was so disappointed that they went to our friends, except the two that he ate...shhhh!

Salty Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
makes about a bakers dozen

1 stick of softened butter
3/4 C brown sugar
1 egg
1 t vanilla
1/2 C flour
1/4 C good quality cocoa powder
1/2 t baking soda
1 1/4 C oats
1/4 C sweetened, shredded coconut
1/2 C chocolate chunks or chips (semisweet)
flaked sea salt (Maldon works well)

Preheat oven to 350°

Beat butter and brown sugar together until well blended. Add egg and vanilla. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda and add to butter and sugar mixture and stir to combine. Add oats, coconut and chocolate chunks and mix well. Plop tablespoon sized mounds onto cookie sheet spaced 2 inches apart. Sprinkle salt on top of each cookie. Bake about 10-12 minutes, or until cookies are set.

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