I have to admit right now, I used to almost never make cookies. Almost never in my house means couple of times a year. Or at least it was that many times until a while back ago, when I found this recipe for Chocolate chip cookie at Not Without Salt blog. When I did used to make them, it was because it's something I love doing with my older son, not because I love making cookies. It is just not anywhere even near the top of my favorite sweets to make or eat. And because when I do make them, my son and husband (the one who still claims doesn't like sweets - I don't believe him anymore - people change hah!) eat two dozen cookies in that many days. No bueno.
What else is no bueno for me? Thin, too hard and too chewy cookies that look like plates more than a good handsome cookie like these on the picture! :)
I bake cookies a little more often now. Maybe not exactly every month, but almost. The trick is in baking only a little bit and freezing the rest of the cookie dough. Dozens of cookies gone in a blink of an eye, not a problem anymore. Extra time spent doing fun stuff with my son, awesome.
Me absolutely loving these cookies. Uhm, I don't know if I will put a plus or a minus on that one. Makes my soul happy, but my body is screaming no more :D I liked being able to make something for them and not caring at all about eating it myself, it just wasn't a temptation. These Chocolate Chip Cookies sprinkled with sea salt are very much so a temptation. Ah life...
Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt
2 sticks butter (8 oz)
1/4 cup white sugar (2 oz )
1/4 cup Turbinado sugar (2 oz )
1 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed (12 oz )
2 tsp vanilla (1/4 oz)
3 1/2 cup All Purpose flour (1 lb. )
1 1/2 tsp Baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 lb. chocolate (use the best quality chocolate you can afford. With a serrated knife cut chocolate chunks roughly 1/2 inch)
1/2 teaspoon good quality salt, for sprinkling on top before baking
Cream the butter and the sugars until very light and fluffy, about 5-7 minutes on medium high. Scrape down the side of the bowl. Continue mixing while adding the eggs one at time. Make sure each egg is incorporated before adding the next. Add the vanilla. Scrape down the bowl with a spatula. Combine the flour, soda and salt in another bowl. With a whisk to combine. With the machine on low, slowly add the flour. Mix until just combined, taking care not to over mix. With a spatula fold in the chocolate.
Sprinkle a very fine dusting of good quality sea salt on top of the cookies.
Bake at 360* for 12 minutes. They should be lightly golden on the outside but still look gooey on the inside.