Amy: These cookies were a disappointment - as written, the recipe baked up into a hot mess; with some added flour and chocolate chips, the cookies looked like cookies and were tasty (they were cookies, after all) but uninspiring. I'll stick with my other two go-to oatmeal cookie recipes.
Diana Petes: These cookies were low-maintenance, butterlicious, and so tasty. Paired perfectly with peppermint schnapps, hot cocoa, and "A Charlie Brown Christmas" on the rainiest day the Bay Area has seen in months.
Elizabeth: Easy and very good, but it is just an oatmeal cookie. Probably the last cookie picked on the Christmas cookie platter.
Leslie E: I'm sure June Cleaver put these in Beaver and Wally's lunchbox...but never during the holidays. Where's the nuts, where's the Fa-La-La?
Anne: While they're not the prettiest cookie in the jar, these are a solid version of a classic cookie. However I don't think the salt has the same magical effect it does with caramel or chocolate.
Heather Tucker: I was a bit suspicious when making these as it looked pretty disgusting but they turned out to be quite yummy. Simple recipe, simple ingredients - you can almost pretend they are healthy.
Susan Arelt-Pohlman: The chewy salted oatmeal cookies were very good (the salt added a nice contrast to the sweetness), though they were a little blah looking for a holiday cookie. I will make these again any time of year, especially since I have five pounds of whole wheat pastry flour!
Faith Adiele: A nice marriage of crisp and chew. But the salt is grounds for divorce.
Chris H.: These thin, lacy oatmeal cookies are pleasantly soft. They're no doubt a virtuous contrast on a cookie tray loaded with richer treats.
Kathleen and Jeff Winters: I was initially disappointed in my assignment because I am a true chocoholic! I must say the cookies were amazing despite the lack of chocolate -- chewy and delicious!!
Colin B: While not necessarily a holiday cookie, it was a simple recipe that makes a good chewy oatmeal cookie with a nice touch of salt. May be a touch too salty for some and leave others wanting chocolate and/or raisins mixed in (that would be me).
Amy and Will: Cookies came out just as described, but we wouldn't make again unless we over-imbibed.
JamieK: The seal salt garnish put these over the top! The only thing I changed in the recipe was the size of the cookie; using a 1 Tbsp. scoop for a 3" cookie.
Kate Z: Good basic oatmeal cookie recipe, but not exciting enough to add to my holiday cookie list. Nice with tea or coffee; raisins or chocolate chips would be a welcome addition.
Jane: These tasted mainly of butter and sugar to us, and adding salt just tasted like salty, sweetened butter...Great texture, though.