Friday, July 30, 2010


some like salty
some like sweet

salty, sweet, salty, sweet, salty, sweet
how do you decide?

think, peanut butter and chocolate
think, maltesers and popcorn (seriously, you have to try it)
think, chocolate covered pretzels.

it's sweet saturday but I decided to twist it up, jussstt a little bit
after seeing a recipe on Carrots 'n' Cake that caught my attention

Salty Sweet Oatmeal Cookies
adapted from here

1 cup Rolled Oats
1/2 cup Plain Flour 
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1 egg
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 cup Milk 
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 180*C.
Combine all ingredients (except salt) in a mixing bowl. 
Drop tablespoons of batter onto a lined/greased cookie sheet.
Sprinkle tops of cookies with salt.
Bake for 12 - 15 minutes.

These cookies were super easy to make (and eat)
I ground the oats a little in the food processor before I started to keep a certain grain hater happy
and added about 1/4 cup currants.

You could definitely add any other dried fruit you like and I think chocolate chips would work wonders (especially white chocolate)
Keep in mind that these cookies are quite cake like - not your traditional cookie texture
and the salt on top may put some people off. 

But they get addictive
and they're really quite healthy :)

So tell me, 
are you a salty or sweet kinda person?

Have an AMAZING sweet saturday 
(and rest of your weekend!)


  1. Looks great! Kettle corn is another great combination of salty/sweet, I tried to make it at home but it didn't turn out. Shall have to try a different recipe next time :)

  2. I loveeeeeee kettle corn! Well actually, I love popcorn in any shape/form - but i've never tried making kettle corn, that's a good idea!

  3. I love sweet and salty.. depending on my mood. But this recipe is so unique.. never heard of salt on cookies. I have to try this - the cookies look really appetizing in your shot.

  4. I'm definitely a sweet type of person =D I'm almost always craving something sweet....
    peanut butter and chocolate is an awesome combination! I'll have to try maltesers and popcorn- I've never had them both in my mouth at the same time =] And I'll have to try salt with cookies one day....sounds interesting!

  5. shinyjewdrop - It's definitely different - My sister was grossed out by the salt because that's all she was thinking about - But my mum and I managed to get past that and gobble up quite a few :P

    Von - It has to be movie popcorn! They go perfectly!

  6. Carrots n' Cake has amazing baking recipes too! these looks fantastic! i cant see how anyone wouldnt like a sweet and salty combination! i bet the yummy smells were insane in the kitchen while these were in the oven!! <3

    Hope you have an amazing weekend love!

  7. They smelt delicious!
    You too Kelsey :D!!

  8. I love your recipe!

    Do you know that you look like Miranda Kerr?

  9. Thankyou!
    Hm I definitely didn't know that! I must look different in pictures :P Thank you though, haha :)

  10. Lovely recipe! Your pictures are gorgeous!

  11. These sound delicious! :D I have to say that I prefer salty for the most part but I do get most excited when I see delicious sweets :D

  12. They're actually really yummy! :)