Saturday, January 12, 2013

Salted Oat Cookies with White Chocolate and Toffee

Last weekend, I went on a cupcake tour of NYC.
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
1C sugar
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
sea salt

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat.
  3. In medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and table salt.
  4. In large bowl (or stand mixer) beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  5. Scrape down bowl with rubber spatula.
  6. Add egg and vanilla, mix until incorporated.
  7. Scrape down bowl again.
  8. Gradually add flour mixture, and mix until incorporated.
  9. Gradually add oats, white chocolate chips, and toffee bits until well combined.
  10. Roll desired size dough into ball (mine were somewhere between 1tbs and 2 tbsp in size).
  11. Place dough balls on baking sheet, about 2.5" apart.
  12. Press down slightly on the dough balls so that they are flat on top.
  13. Liberally sprinkle with sea salt (this is all preference, I prefer a heavy hand with the sea salt).
  14. Bake for 15 minutes, until a deep golden brown.
  15. Transfer to wire rack to cool.
  16. Enjoy!


  1. Amanda, is that 2.5 or 2 1/2 Cups of oats?

  2. Amanda, is that 2.5 or 2 1/2 Cups of oats?

    1. Just saw this, probably WAY too late but 2 1/2 cups!