The last batch of cookies I made when I was in the mood was a couple of weeks ago. I'd seen an episode of Recipe for Success on the Food Network that had featured Salty Oatmeal Cookies and it intrigued me. Coincidentally, another food blog had posted a recipe for something similar. I followed the recipe to the letter except for substituting dried mangoes for the raisins. Oh, and I didn't make my cookies quite as huge as the recipe called for. I'd learned my lesson from the first time I made these since bg cookies means less cookies produced, right? I wanted more cookies since these disappeared really fast the last time i made them,and I figured making them smaller would trick people (and me!) into thinking they were eating more than they actually were. (Diet tip!) Heh-heh.
Anyway, refrigerating the dough was a key step in ensuring that these cookies didn't come out all flat. And the rice flour kept the cookies chewy even after a few days. The dried mangoes added a totally different dimension to these cookies since I'm so used to eating oatmeal cookies with raisins. I also had a hard time sprinkling the rock salt on the cookies since it was all random and the salt kept falling off the still cold spoonfuls of dough on the cookie sheet, but of course this was the key ingredient in making this cookie taste so different. The little bits of salt on the cookie made them addicting in a weird way. Probably because it balanced the sweetness of the cookie.
I sent 12 pieces to starbuck86 and she finished them in less than a day! And this is despite her stating a preference for the Double Chocolate Chunk Cappuccino Cookies I'd sent her earlier.
- Salty Mango Oatmeal Cookies