I think an Oatmeal Salty Cookie with Chocolate is just the ticket to help you slide down that rainbow into a pot of gold! Happy St. Paddy's Day to you and yours. Here's a bit of salt with your chocolaty oatmeal sweet to enjoy and share with family and friends.
1 1/2 C all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt + 2 Tbls
1 C (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 C light brown sugar, packed tightly
1/2 C granulated sugar
2 eggs, extra large
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 C old-fashioned oats
12 oz chocolate candies
Preheat oven 350°
In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder and 1 1/2 tsp of salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until incorporated. Gradually add the flour mixture scraping down the sides of the bowl. Add rolled oats and chocolate candies. Mix thoroughly.
Using a small ice-cream scoop, drop dough on cookie sheets. Sprinkle a little of the 2 Tbls of salt on the top of each dough ball and gently press.
Place each cookie sheet on the center oven rack and bake until just golden brown; about 8-10 minutes. Cool on racks and serve.
Yields: up to 2 dozen cookies.
Special Tool: 1-inch ice-cream scoop.