Thursday, May 2, 2013

salted oatmeal chocolate chip cookies {the leftovers club}

I'm so excited about today's post, not only to tell you about these cookies, but to share so many great recipes with you from The Leftovers Club. Jen of Savory Simple started this club a couple months ago, where food bloggers are paired up, swap their "leftovers," and then post about their creations! This was my first month participating, and it was so fun! I was paired with sweet Colleen from Souffle Bombay, who sent me the most addictive Sweet & Spicy Pecans... be sure to pop over there for that recipe! (Plus about a million other delicious-looking dishes... her Crispy Avocado, Bacon and Tomato Salad is totally happening in our home.)

I sent Colleen these salted oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, which have become my new obsession. The Greek yogurt makes them super light and unbelievably moist. They're super thin and kind of lacy, which I personally adore. And the kick of sea salt sprinkled on top... if you know me at all, you know how I feel about that. Love, love, love.

Salted Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
yields 2 dozen cookies

you'll need:
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup bread flour (AP will also work)
1/2 cup chocolate chips (I used unsweetened)
coarse sea salt, for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter, yogurt and sugars on medium speed until completely smooth. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until mixed well. Stir in the oats.

Add the baking soda, salt and flour and mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Dough will be very thin... but it's supposed to be!

Drop the dough by tablespoon onto the prepared cookie sheets - err on the smaller side because these will spread significantly. Top each cookie with one or two sea salt flakes. Bake 10 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. Allow to cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes before removing to cool on a rack... or to stuff into your mouth.

Check out what everyone made for The Leftovers Club this month!

Savory Simple - Quinoa Energy Bars
Meadows Cooks - Intensely Chocolate Sables with Raspberry Cream
The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen - Cashew Butter and Blackerry Jam Thumbprint Cookies
Dining with Dani - Pancakes and Bacon Cookies
Juanita's Cocina - Butterscotch Browned Butter Blondies
Damn Delicious - Salted Caramel Pretzel Blondies
Eats Well With Others - Salted Caramel Shortbread
Farmgirl Gourmet - Sea Salted Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies
Frugal Foodie Mama - Cookie Butter Pecan Bars
Let's Give Peas a Chance - Chocolate Stout Brownies
Budget Gourmet Mom - Crisp Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches
A Zesty Bite - Dulce de Leche Sugar Cookies
Sugar Dish Me - Strawberry Lemonade Loaf
Roxana's Home Baking  - Chocolate chip bars
Little Kitchie - Salted Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pineapple and Coconut - Pineapple Whoopie Pies with Coconut Cream Filling
O'Boy! Organic - Rhubarb Cake
MarocMama - Caramel Vanilla Bean Krispie Treats
Omeletta - Brown Sugar Meringues
Eat Bake Drink Cook - Everything Cookies
Healthy. Delicious. - Carrot Cake Granola
Souffle Bombay - Sweet & Spicy Pecans
The Spiced Life - Garam Masala Caramel Corn
Kelly Bakes - Raspberry Cream Marshmallows
Bakeaholic Mama - Chocolate Cookie Dough Macarons
Whey Beyond the Naked Truth - Chia Seed Protein Bites


  1. I love oatmeal cookies - yours looks so good! I love the crisp edges and I'm interested in the yogurt in these! What a treat!

    1. Thanks, Monica! The yogurt makes these super light and moist!

  2. Replies
    1. Anytime I can get treats in the mail, I'm in!

  3. These cookies wee great! My whole family enjoyed them! I love the fact that you used Greek yogurt too! So glad we got to swap and get to know each other a bit!!

    1. Yay, so glad your family enjoyed them! That's what I was going for! :) So fun swapping with you this month!!

  4. There they are! The cookies I was waiting for! They look so good and I would gobble them in no time!

    1. Thanks so much, Averie! Means a lot coming from you - the cookie queen! :)

  5. Those are some tasty looking cookies. :)

  6. Oatmeal raisin cookies are awesome. I love that this uses Greek yogurt - sounds great!

    1. This was my first time using Greek yogurt in cookies, but it turned out great! Will definitely be trying with different varieties!

  7. I am so into salted desserts lately and yet haven't thought to make salted oatmeal cookies before! Genius idea.

    1. Thanks, Joanne! What is it about that sprinkle of sea salt that makes everything better?!

  8. Now you're just showing off... ;) They look great as always!

  9. You can never go wrong with an oatmeal cookie! And the salt? Only improves the sweet :)Happy Leftovers Club!

    1. Totally agree with you there! Thanks, Heather!

  10. The addition of yogurt in these cookies is a great idea! LOVE

  11. Between the Greek yogurt in the recipe and the idea of lacy, crispy-edged cookies- these sound like a total winner. Lucky Colleen!!

    1. Thanks, Ruthy! I'm a huge fan of lacy cookies, and these did the trick!

  12. I am totally intrigued! Not least of which because I love love love the salt too! :)

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