Well, I don’t really know what to say. This is one of the posts where, because the photos are so pretty and the cookies taste so good, I almost feel powerless to complement them. I made them Saturday, as in almost a week ago, and I have been trying to create complete sentences about them ever since. It’s possible, you could say, I’m still recovering from the happy sugar coma they put me into. Whatever the case, these are the cookies of the week: salted white chocolate oatmeal. And, um, they’re good? They’re crunchy? The salt with the white chocolate—it’s, oh, it’s… yeah. You just kind of have to make these.

white chocolate oatmeal cookies

I can’t remember the last time I felt so without words. It’s the polar opposite to that horrible date this summer, the one where I couldn’t stop talking, telling the poor guy across the table detail after detail of my job, grad school, things I like, things I don’t like. Did I tell him I did my hair curly because it was so humid out and I always have to do my hair curly when it’s humid out? Hang on, nope, nope, I think I spared him that. Just. barely.

I’m no stranger to the rambling-on-and-on phenomenon. It’s the staying-on-topic that becomes a problem. When I’m faced with something that I just, I don’t know, can’t think of a response to, my mouth goes all crazy. And while I’m sitting here, trying to tell you about these great cookies and why they will make you happy inside like that movie Lars & the Real Girl makes me, all that comes out is nonsense. I’m all, Good cooookies, folks!

oatmeal cookies

Let’s just say, in this case at least, I have a good excuse. These are wipe-your-memory cookies, what-was-I-saying cookies, can-I-have-another cookies. Make these, and you’ll be lucky to remember anything beyond your first name and the way to reach for more.

I only wish I’d had them before, so I could have blamed on them all the other ridiculous situations my mouth has gotten me into.

salted oatmeal white chocolate cookies

Salted Oatmeal White Chocolate Cookies
Recipe taken directly from Everybody Loves Sandwiches

*Oh and, whatever you do, don’t skimp on the sea salt on top—it’s the best part.

**I’ve also, it’s worth saying, acquired a new camera recently, a shiny Canon Powershot G9. I’m not sure if you know about the G9, but I saw Martha Stewart give them away on her blogging show, and I had to have one. Two eBay wars and one underbid later, here I am, learning how to use a new toy.

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Shanna Mallon started Food Loves Writing back in 2008, as a way to remember her grandma and write about her life through food. Since then it's become a place leading her to a lifestyle of eating whole foods, a new home in Nashville and the love of her life, Tim. Follow Shanna on Twitter @foodloves, keep up with Food Loves Writing on Facebook and stay inspired with the monthly newsletter.

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Lan

    shannalee – you’re KILLING me with these cookies. yet another cookie that i must try. thankfully i’m hosting a baking Gal round so i guess these might make the cut, unless i eat them all. :) congrats on your new camera, aren’t toys hard-won from ebay soooo much funner?! i’m going to try to save up for a DSLR this year, if my baking obsession doesn’t get in the way and i have to buy sacks of flour every few weeks!
    btw, i’ve posted a few of grandma’s stuff on my blog, i really ought to have a lable devoted to just her tho. i’ll remedy it soon.

  2. Joanna

    I’ll have to try making these on my day off next week. I just want you to know that I was lying here in bed sick and completely exhausted knowing I have to get up at 4am tomorrow for a fundraising project, and what goes through my head? I haven’t read Shanna’s blog lately. Yeah, I actually enjoy reading it that much. :)

  3. Shannalee

    Lan: You would think we’d run out of good cookies to try eventually, wouldn’t you? But they just keep coming! And good for you about the DSLR. I bought one two years ago and was too technically challenged to learn how to use it. If I’d only had a friend to help!! :)

    Joanna: Well, now, you know how to make a person feel good, don’t you? Sorry you’re not feeling so hot, though. When the fundraising thing comes to an end, lay in bed with some chicken noodle soup at your side.

  4. RobinSue

    Great cookies and great picutures! I just made my versions of these cookies over the weekend and will be posting this week. Good for you on the new camera. The pictures on the post above this at the farmer’s market are gorgeous so I think you are learning quickly!!

  5. Hillary

    This is a great twist on the chocolate chip cookie with oatmeal and white chocolate instead. Haven’t had the full effect of sea salt on cookies yet but I imagine it’s amazing! Thanks for this recipe.

  6. ingrid

    Hey, congrats on the new camera. For a week or so I thought I was gonna be the owner of a NICE, shiny new camera but alas mine was just briefly lost in Greece and now it’s back!

    I’m not a big cookie eater but THOSE do look like they’d leave me speechless! Thanks for the recipe…I’m gonna give ‘em a try!
    ~ingrid

  7. Shannalee

    RobinSue: Can’t wait to see your cookies, and thanks for the compliment! I’m having fun with it–best part is that I can carry it with me everywhere I go.

    Hillary: It is! Sea salt is my latest discovery, and I love it.

    Ingrid: Glad you still have your camera… although, eBay sales make new ones pretty affordable! :) Not a big cookie eater? We’ll have to change that.

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