One of the stops was at Milk and Cookies bakery for a Salted Oat Surprise cookie. It may have been the best cookie I have ever eaten.
On the tour they told us that Milk and Cookies has a cookbook, unfortunately their cookbook does not contain the recipe for the Salted Oat Surprise..BUT the internet has helped me come up with something :)
I found this recipe and added toffee bits and a liberal helping of sea salt.
While I am on a no flour/dairy/sugar/alcohol challenge, I made these for the Denver/Baltimore football game today. And I admittedly had a cookie (for quality assurance purposes).
They are the closest I think it is possible to come to the Salted Oat Surprise without being at Milk and Cookies! Success!
1C all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp table salt
14 tbs salted butter, softened
1/4C brown sugar
1 egg, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
2.5C old-fashioned oats
1/2C white chocolate chips
1/2C toffee bits
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat.
- In medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and table salt.
- In large bowl (or stand mixer) beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
- Scrape down bowl with rubber spatula.
- Add egg and vanilla, mix until incorporated.
- Scrape down bowl again.
- Gradually add flour mixture, and mix until incorporated.
- Gradually add oats, white chocolate chips, and toffee bits until well combined.
- Roll desired size dough into ball (mine were somewhere between 1tbs and 2 tbsp in size).
- Place dough balls on baking sheet, about 2.5" apart.
- Press down slightly on the dough balls so that they are flat on top.
- Liberally sprinkle with sea salt (this is all preference, I prefer a heavy hand with the sea salt).
- Bake for 15 minutes, until a deep golden brown.
- Transfer to wire rack to cool.