Salty Chocolate Chunk Cookies

LINDA BAILEY

By
@miffed13

Finishing your cookies with a delicate, flaky salt like Maldon brings out the chocolate flavor and tempers the sweetness, creating the ultimate sweet and salty snack.


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Serves:

2-3 doz

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
all-purpose flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
kosher salt
1/4 tsp
baking soda
1/2 c
(1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 c
(packed) light brown sugar
1/2 c
sugar or splenda
1/4 c
powdered sugar
2 large
egg yolks
1 large
egg
1 tsp
vanilla extract
8 oz
semisweet or bittersweet chocolate (do not exceed 72% cacao), coarsely chopped
maldon or other flaky sea salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place racks in upper and lower thirds of oven and preheat to 375°. Whisk flour, baking powder, kosher salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl; set aside.
2
Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter, brown sugar, sugar, and powdered sugar until light and fluffy, 3-4 minutes. Add egg yolks, egg, and vanilla.
3
Beat, occasionally scraping down the sides of the bowl, until mixture is pale and fluffy, 4-5 minutes. Reduce mixer speed to low; slowly add dry ingredients, mixing just to blend. Using a spatula, fold in chocolate.
4
Spoon rounded tablespoonfuls of cookie dough onto 2 parchment paper-lined baking sheets, spacing 1-inch apart. Sprinkle cookies with sea salt.
5
Bake cookies, rotating sheets halfway through, until just golden brown around the edges, 10-12 minutes (the cookies will firm up as they cool). Let cool slightly on baking sheets, then transfer to wire racks; let cool completely.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate, Nuts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #Low, #Vanilla, #salt, #sodium, #Sea