Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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CHRISTMAS IS OVER AND I DON’T EVEN CARE ABOUT ANYTHING ANYMOREEE

Just these cookies. I can already hear the guy in the background, flailing one arm in the air and yelling “HAAYYY. WE’VE ALRIDDY HAD CHOC-LIT CHUP CUCKIES.” But these are chocolate chunk cookies. With salt. And some extra TLC. I promise if you get on this salty cookie train with me, you’ll get off in chocolate town with a hop in your step and a crumb in your pocket.

First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees, please.

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These are my chocolate chunks. I got them in bulk at the grocery store, but I also threw part of a Lindt bar into the dough. The better quality chocolate, the better your cookie will be.

IMG_1998Mix the dry ingredients: flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and…

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Cream butter and sugars.

IMG_1990Is your egg at room temperature, or did you take it out of the fridge five minutes before starting in on this recipe? Don’t lie. If so, you should try this little egg bath. Crack your egg into a glass container (or any container that will transfer heat well) and place it into a bowl of hot tap water (not boiling water) for a few minutes. Boom done.

IMG_2013          Add egg and mix well.

IMG_2017           Add vanilla.

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Mix in dry ingredients with a wooden spoon, til just combined. DON’T overmix.

If you don’t have a wooden spoon, you’d better go out to the barn and whittle one right away.

IMG_2030IMG_2031 Add chocolate chunks.

IMG_2034IMG_2036 Drop by tablespoon onto baking sheet and bake for 8-12 minutes, or until edges are golden brown and set, with a soft middle. The cookies will firm up as they cool.

I recommend baking one test cookie for 8 minutes to test your oven. I really care about these cookies and I don’t want you to burn them. Below is a picture of round two, where I baked them a little longer until the entire cookie was golden brown. This produces a much nuttier flavour which I feel overpowers the salt and chocolate.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch cinnamon
  • 1 scant tablespoon coarse salt (a little less than one tablespoon)
  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chunks, or 2 bars Lindt chocolate

Method:

Preheat oven to 350F. Combine dry ingredients.

Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg and mix well. Add vanilla extract.

Gradually stir in flour with wooden spoon, til just combined (don’t overmix it). Fold in chocolate chunks.

Drop by tablespoon onto baking sheet. I’d recommend baking one cookie first, to test your oven, for 8 minutes.

Bake 8-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and set.

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