I have this *thing* about desserts. I mean, they’re fine. I like them and all. Oh, and I won’t deny that if you put out a plate of cookies and turn around for a few minutes, I’ll devour some of them. But. If there’s a way to have a savory-sweet dessert? SIGN ME UP! I love them. And, this cookie definitely fits that bill.
Unfortunately, this isn’t my own recipe. If you want to try it, and I would definitely recommend it(!), I pilfered the recipe for Ginger Oatmeal Cookies from Cook’s Illustrated (recipe linked if you have an account). If not, I am sure you could try any oatmeal cookie recipe, and add some ginger! But, the salt is my own addition. There’s a fabulous tea place in DC, Teasim, that has to-die-for Salted Oatmeal Cookies. And, in remembrance of them, I rolled the cookies in maldon sea salt before baking. Which I think was a good thing, as the cookie itself is a bit more sweet than I would care for. But, the chewiness level of the cookies, with a heady hint of ginger, is wonderful, and with the addition of salt, the cookies are absolutely perfect. Try them, and see!