Saturday, February 21, 2009

Making sweet and salty treats

I've finally jumped on the sweet and salty bandwagon and made Smitten Kitchen's crispy salted oatmeal white chocolate cookies. Success! I've always been a fan of the sweet and salty combo, but I've only really experienced it on popcorn and chocolate covered caramels. Now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure I had one or two of these cookies too.

Anyway, I'm almost sure that I've never baked any sweet and savory treats in my day, and I learned that I could have been more liberal with the salt. Since these cookies spread out so much, you can afford to add some extra flakes.

Truth be told, I didn't chose these cookies because of their sweet and salty nature. I just needed to whip up a quick recipe after work, and these were the simplest thing I could find. So really, they were successful on two fronts: taste and time. I'm going to make them again.


brie said...

This is absolutely one of my favourite recipes. It's gotten to the point where I try to have a nice bar of white chocolate on hand just so I can make them at the drop of a hat. Or if I just want cookies.

Also, they have become Sean's favourite cookie. The downside of making these is that if I don't give some away we end up eating them all very quickly.

sarah said...

Yesss, recipe. You left some here last night and they are already gone.

Lydia said...

We are big fans of that recipe too. Did you ever try the kettle corn recipe from Artisan Sweets, via both Zoe and I? That's super easy, sweet and salty. I just made it again last night when I had 5 minutes before Heroes.

Erin said...

I've never made that popcorn, but I've got tentative plans.