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salty chocolate chunk cookies

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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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yield 2 -3 doz
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For salty chocolate chunk cookies

  • 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 lg
    egg yolks
  • 1 lg
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 8 oz
    semisweet or bittersweet chocolate (do not exceed 72% cacao), coarsely chopped
  • maldon or other flaky sea salt

How To Make salty chocolate chunk cookies

  • 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.