Salted Ginger Oatmeal Cookies

13 Mar

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.

Salted Ginger Oatmeal Cookies

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!

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8 Responses to “Salted Ginger Oatmeal Cookies”

  1. Carolyn Jung March 13, 2009 at 7:38 pm #

    I love ginger. And I love salted caramel and a sea salt-sprinkled chocolates. So this cookie combo must be magic. And I just happen to have a new box of Maldon sea salt at home, too.

  2. Steph March 14, 2009 at 8:25 pm #

    The ginger addition sounds really good!

  3. lisaiscooking March 14, 2009 at 8:55 pm #

    The salt drew me right in! These sound fantastic!

  4. K March 16, 2009 at 6:57 am #

    Glad you all like the idea! They were devoured right away, and I’ll definitely be making them again… :o)

  5. nick March 16, 2009 at 10:39 am #

    How did they compare to the Teaism cookies? Most of their baked goods are quite tasty, I have indulged myself there many times.

    • K March 16, 2009 at 11:10 am #

      Honestly? They were close, in that they had the same delicious saltiness to them, but they were not quite the same texture. These were more chewy, in a harder, chewy, caramely type of way if that makes sense. Still delicious, but different. However, the Post has a version of Teaism’s salty oatmeal cookies that they recreated (http://projects.washingtonpost.com/recipes/2007/06/13/salted-oatmeal-cookies/), and it is almost exactly the same. I usually make that one, but wanted to switch it up this time. And, glad I did, as I loved the addition of ginger. Next time, I’ll try making the Post’s version (for the texture), but add in the ginger from CI’s version. Still with the salt. I sort of love these cookies.

      • nick March 16, 2009 at 2:45 pm #

        Very interesting, next time I want some cookie jar cookies, I’ll check this out. Welcome to the blogosphere, btw!

        Are you in the DC area also?

      • K March 16, 2009 at 4:25 pm #

        Thanks! And, yes, in DC as well! Love it here…

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