Chocolate Chunk Off the Old Block

salted chocolate chunk cookies

it’s chunk! (chocolate chunk)

I’m back to my old tricks this week. Sugar. Eggs. Chocolate. You know, the good stuff. I’m adding flaky sea salt to that list, as you should too.

Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies
– 1 ½ cups of flour
– 1 teaspoon of baking powder
– ½ teaspoon of fine sea salt (or regular salt)
– ¼ teaspoon of baking soda
– ½ cup (1 stick) of unsalted butter, at room temperature
– ¾ cup of brown sugar
– ½ cup of sugar
– ¼ cup of powdered sugar
– 2 large egg yolks
– 1 large egg
– 1 teaspoon of vanilla
– 6 oz of dark chocolate (72% cacao), roughly chopped
– Maldon (or other) flaky sea salt

Heat your oven to 375º.

In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, fine sea salt and baking soda. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the egg yolks, egg and vanilla, and beat until the mixture is pale and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add the flour mixture a little at a time until well combined, scraping down the sides as needed. Stir in the chocolate chunks.

Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet about 1 inch apart. Sprinkle a little Maldon sea salt on top of each one. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, rotating sheet halfway through. Let them cool a few minutes on the cookie sheet and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Then eat.

salted chocolate chunk cookies

these cookies have been a ‘salted

In the mood for another sweet & salty treat? Check out these blondies.


9 Comments on “Chocolate Chunk Off the Old Block”

  1. Caroline says:

    Love the addition of sea salt! Salty/sweet is my favorite combo mmmm 🙂

  2. Conor Bofin says:

    Very inventive Tommy. Salt and chocolate – What a pairing! Lovely pics too.

  3. Man Fuel says:

    As someone that isn’t a great baker, I’m still struggling to find a great chocolate chip cookie recipe that I can’t mess up. Maybe this is it! I hope to give it a try!

    • egg me on says:

      Honestly, I think the hardest part is watching them to make sure they don’t burn. As long as you stick with the recipe, you’ll be good to go. It gets easier with every batch of cookies. 🙂

  4. These would be gone in five minutes in my house! Great post, I’ll keep this for later…

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