Savory Oatmeal Cookies

Circle B Kitchen

makes about 1 1/2 dozen cookies

1 cup old-fashioned oats

1/4 cup warm water

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup lightly packed light brown sugar

1 large egg, beaten

1 cup sifted unbleached all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons chopped rosemary

1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

flakey sea salt such as Maldon or fleur de sel (I used Celtic Sea Salt)

Preheat the oven to 350° F.

Place the oats in a large mixing bowl and sprinkle the water over them.

In a small bowl, mix the olive oil, brown sugar and egg. Pour this mixture over the oats, stir to combine, and set aside.

In another mixing bowl, combine the flour, fine sea salt, baking soda, rosemary, and black pepper. Whisk to combine well. Stir in the Parmesan.

Gradually sprinkle the flour mixture over the oat mixture, stirring until combined.

Form 1 tablespoon size scoops of batter and place, evenly spaced on a parchment paper or baking mat-lined cookie sheet. Flatten each piece of dough to about 1/4-inch thick. Use your hands to form an even disk. Sprinkle a pinch of salt on top of each.

Bake for 15-17 minutes, until the edges are slightly darkened. Place on a rack to cool. Serve with a soft cheese, if desired.