When I feel the slightest hint of the first chill in the air as the seasons change, my first instinct is not to make soup or stew but to bake cookies. Cookies warm from the oven, for me, are the ultimate comfort food. It’s not just the cookies themselves but also the act of making them that gives me the warm fuzzies. I came across this recipe while flipping through a cookbook on a chilly weekend morning and it seemed like a sign. It was time to make cookies.
For such a run of the mill flavor as oatmeal chocolate cookies, I figured these would be good but didn’t have lofty expectations. These really surprised us though – the flavor and texture are exactly right, and the sprinkling of salt on top is the perfect finishing touch. Though I am not normally a cookie dough eater (I prefer the finished product), the dough for these is exceptionally good. This is an excellent version of a classic cookie that I’m sure we will make again and again. Enjoy!