Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • ½

    cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 2

    tablespoons granulated sugar

  • 2

    tablespoons turbinado sugar (aka Sugar in the Raw; you can use more brown or white if you don’t have this, but the subtle crunch it adds is delightful)

  • ¾

    cup plus 2 tablespoons packed light or dark brown sugar

  • 1

    large egg

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¾

    teaspoon baking soda

  • Heaped ¼ teaspoon (or, technically, ¼ + ⅛ teaspoon) fine sea or table salt

  • cups all-purpose flour

  • ½

    pound semi- or bittersweet chocolate, cut into roughly ½-inch chunks with a serrated knife

  • Flaky sea salt, to finish

Directions

Heat oven to 360°F (180°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars together with an electric mixer until very light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add egg and vanilla, beating until incorporated, and scraping down the bowl as needed. Beat in salt fine sea or table salt and baking soda until combined, then the flour on a low speed until just mixed. The dough will look crumbly at this point. With a spatula, fold/stir in the chocolate chunks. Scoop cookies into 1 1/2 tablespoon mounds, spacing them apart on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle each with a few flakes of sea salt. Bake for 9 to 12 minutes, until golden on the outside but still very gooey and soft inside. Out of the oven, let rest on baking sheet out of the for 5 minutes before transferring a cooling rack. Extra dough — I know, what’s that?! — can be formed into scoops and frozen on a sheet until solid, then transferred to a freezer bag. I’ve baked these right from the freezer; they need, at most, 1 minute more baking time. You could also form them into a 2-inch log, freeze it, and slice and bake the cookies off as desired. The only difference I’ve noted between the cookies baked right away and those baked a day or more later is that the older cookie dough is less puffy when baked.


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