Not surprisingly, Cook's Illustrated has done it again - created the most perfect recipe for one of my favorite food items. This recipe has the benefit of also being easy to make, which is (just one) complaint about our test kitchen friend's gifts to the world.
So, behold, the best Thin and Crispy Oatmeal Cookie recipe I have come across. The cookies were easy enough to assemble on a weeknight, and the result - again - was outstanding. Thin and slightly salty with the oats stealing the show by adding both an almost nutty and chewy components to the cookies.
Thankfully, we shared the wealth with some co-workers, almost all of whom also declared these to be the best oatmeal cookies ever.
The only modification I made was to reduce the baking time to 12 minutes, potentially because my new oven isn't calibrated (and my oven thermometer succumbed to a long, painful death a year ago). But otherwise, very easy to make and bake while preparing a weeknight dinner.