White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies with Sea Salt
- 2 c
- bread flour
- 1 1/2 tsp
- baking powder
- 1 tsp
- baking soda
- 1/2 tsp
- fine sea salt
- 3 1/2 stick
- unsalted butter, slightly cold and cut into 1-inch cubes
- 2 c
- granulated white sugar
- 1/2 c
- light brown sugar, packed
- 2 large
- 2 tsp
- vanilla extract
- 5 c
- old-fashioned rolled oats (do not use quick or instant)
- 2 c
- white chocolate, chopped into small pieces or white chocolate chips
- 1 tsp
- fine sea salt for sprinkling on top
How to Make White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies with Sea Salt
- 1In a medium bowl, combine the bread flour, baking powder, baking soda and fine sea salt.
- 2In a mixer with paddle attachment, or using a hand mixer, beat butter and sugars at medium speed until light and fluffy -- about one minute.
- 3Scrape down bowl with a rubber spatula, then add eggs and vanilla and beat on medium speed just until combined. Scrape down the bowl again.
- 4On low speed, add flour mixture and mix just until combined. Do not overmix.
- 5With mixer still running on low, gradually add oats followed by white chocolate pieces, and mix just until all the ingredients are combined evenly. Do not overmix.
- 6Form dough into a loose disk, wrap disk in plastic and let the dough rest in the refrigerator for at least two hours, but preferably overnight. (Don't skip this step!)
- 7When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees, take dough out of the refrigerator and let it sit for about 10-15 minutes.
- 8Pinch off small amounts of dough and roll to about the size of a golf ball. Place balls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, about 2-1/2 inches apart.
- 9Slightly press the center of each ball with your thumb and sprinkle with a few grains of sea salt on top.
- 10Bake at 350 for about 15-20 minutes, rotating cookie sheet once halfway through to ensure your cookies bake evenly.
- 11Cookies are done when they are just set and not too brown.
- 12Cool on a wire rack.
- 13*I like to use bread flour in this recipe for a chewier cookie center, but all-purpose flour can be used as well if that's what you've got in your kitchen.