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Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies are for the sweet and salty lovers!

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Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies are for the sweet and salty lovers!

Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies are for the sweet and salty lovers!

I love salty and sweet especially in cookies! These salted chocolate chunk cookies aren’t exactly a novel idea but I honestly cannot resist chocolate chunk cookies that have sea salt flakes sprinkled on top. They look so pretty! They’re probably the cookies I’d reach for first in any situation, but then again, if I were put in a cookie situation, I’d probably, realistically take one of each, haha

Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies are for the sweet and salty lovers!

Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies are for the sweet and salty lovers!

Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies are for all you sweet and salty lovers out there!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 2 dozen
Author: Julie Chiou
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  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chunks
  • Maldon sea salt flakes
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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter, light brown sugar, granulated sugar, and powdered sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the egg yolks, egg, and vanilla extract and mix until incorporated. Carefully add the flour mixture to the bowl and mix until dough forms.
  • Using a spatula, fold in the chocolate chunks.
  • Using a large cookie scoop, scoop dough onto prepared cookie sheets and sprinkle sea salt flakes on top.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes (the cookies will firm up as they cool if they still look soft to you).
  • Let cool for 10 minutes on the cookie sheet then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

Source: Bon Appetit



Serving: 1 Cookie | Calories: 165 kcal | Carbohydrates: 23 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 7 g | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 17 g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookie recipe, oven baked

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Destiny Hobbs

Tuesday 7th of February 2017

These cookies look amazing! I can't wait to try these!!


Wednesday 17th of August 2016

OK so I realize my comment is several years late..... Anyway, I LOVE, LOVE chocolate chip cookies and OMG! to add salt.. Thank you, Thank you for that wonderful idea. Will be making them with salt from now on. As for the vacuum.... Hope you like your Dyson. As for me... Had a Kirby - waaaaay too heavy. Have a Dyson DC25 - not as good as I had hoped. There is a close off valve (of some sort) when you pull up the hose to switch to hand held and sometimes when that valve doesn't switch the suction isn't as good. The hand held part is so awkward to use. Also, somehow my hose has a huge gash near the handle (not sure how or when it happened, I do take care of my things). Not as maneuverable (if that's a word) as I thought. Just not worth the money (in my opinion). Now as for the type of vacuum I think is by far the best.... !!! iRobot Roomba !!! All you have to do is push a button. I know, I know... It's the lazy way out, but, hey, if you are a busy person then I believe this gadget is a god send. Sorry for the long winded comment. Me, myself... I love reading everyone's comment as long as they aren't rude. ? Keep up the wonderful blogs Julie!!! You do a fabulous job!!!! Thanks again!


Thursday 18th of August 2016

Aw thank you so much! We still use our Dyson and it's still trucking along!! And actually, we just got a robot vacuum too! It's nice for touchups on the main floor because we have a corgi and he is a shedder year-round :)


Saturday 16th of August 2014

I think I have an unhealthy obsession with chocolate chip cookies; I could eat them every day: right out of the oven, with a glass of milk, on my way out of the house, or anywhere!


Friday 15th of August 2014

Great Blog! Look forward to trying this recipe. Vacuum cleaners - do NOT buy a Dyson. We bought one with the intention of replacing our old Sears Kenmore canister vac. Dyson has a nice design and their marketing is fabulous but after several months of using the Dyson, I find the Kenmore does a much better job and is still kicking around. I truly regret buying the Dyson. Not worth the $$$. The Shark looks great and has a good price point.


Tuesday 12th of August 2014

This is just what I and my 14 week old baby-to-be have been looking for!! I love sweet and salty also!! I tried Chocolate Caramel and Sea Salt cookies but for me it was too much sweet (?!? I know can there really be? haha) the Chocolate cookie with the caramel was just too much! But these Chocolate chip coolies with the salt! I will be trying these tonight! Thank you for the recipe!!