CCC Monday: David Lebovitz’s Salted Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Happy Monday!

How was your weekend? icon smile CCC Monday: David Lebovitzs Salted Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies We had such gorgeous weather! Summer is here and it’s here to stay. Yay!

I feel like we have been waiting for a long time for the warm season to settle and here it is. Now we can relax and enjoy the abundance of seasonal fruit and vegetables. I eat those too, you know. icon smile CCC Monday: David Lebovitzs Salted Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I took a short break from blogging to regroup and rethink this and that. I decided on couple of projects that I would love to start on CCS.

One of them is CCC Monday, or Chocolate Chip Cookie Monday. As you know, I am on a journey to find the perfect chocolate chip cookie. Every Monday I will feature a recipe I tried and share my notes and thoughts on it.

I am starting this series of with David Lebovitz’s Salted Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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In this recipe, as the title indicates, you use salted butter instead of unsalted butter, which is used in most of all baking recipes.

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I pulled out my kitchen scale ( that, by the way, I won from Bravetart!!! how cool is that, huh? icon smile CCC Monday: David Lebovitzs Salted Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies ). I weighed the flour as well as the sugars. I converted the measurements to ounces, for us baking in America. They are noted in italic.

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Every time I bake cookies and pull a batch from the oven, my Hubby sneaks in and smashes them down with his hand! He likes them flat. The funny thing is, David Lebovitz tells you to do just that ( well, maybe not with your hand but with a spatula – just smack the cookie down! ) after the first 10 minutes of baking! Who knew?

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If you bake them for the 15 minutes you should acquire crispy edges and a slightly chewy middle. For us, it was a little overbaked. So, I tried 12 minutes. In the photo below, you can see a difference in the appearance of the cookie. The middle was more chewy and therefore we were closer to our goal.
The cookie is not too flat, which is another plus.

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To sum it up: it’s a delicious cookie, with the crispiness we were looking for. Not enough chewiness and I am still looking for the wrinkles of dough on top. They should appear when the cookie cools down on a wire rack. These cookies have tiny holes instead of the wrinkles.

Nevertheless, the cookie is amazing! The saltiness of the butter is not overwhelming at all. The flavor is perfectly balanced. Y.U.M!

David Lebovitz’s Salted Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 c ( 1 stick or 4 oz. ) salted butter ( I used “Imperial” ), room temperature
2/3 c ( 3 3/4 oz. ) packed brown sugar ( I used light )
1/2 c (  3 1/2 oz. ) granulated sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/3 c ( 6 3/8 oz. ) all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt or kosher salt
1 1/3 c semisweet chocolate chips

Line your cookie sheer with foil or parchment paper. Set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients ( flour, soda and salt ). Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter and both sugars. Beat until smooth.
Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
Stir in the dry ingredients with a wooden spatula. Add the chocolate chips and stir again.
Cover the bowl and refrigerate until firm ( the best is overnight ).
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Bake cookies in small batches, 6 to 8 at a time.
Bake for ten minutes, pull out the baking sheet, flatten the cookies with your spatula and return to the oven for 2 to 5 minutes.
Cool on wire rack.

You can find the original recipe here.

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Have you tried David’s Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe?

I will be back on Wednesday with a fun announcement! You do not want to miss it icon smile CCC Monday: David Lebovitzs Salted Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

xoxo,

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15615083134310031308 Leanne

    These cookies look amazing and I think CCC Monday is an amazing idea!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02187488633617899037 Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Thank you, Leanne!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04489795426899175268 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction

    Yum! This sounds like a delicious project to embark on! Looking forward to reading your results!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02187488633617899037 Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Thank you, Jessica! It's going to be fun to share it here on the blog :)

  • http://bethmichelle.com/79-2/ Beth Michelle

    I like my cookies flat too!! These look awesome. Super excited to see all the yummy chocolate chip cookies you make!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02187488633617899037 Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Yay! Thank you so much!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08233297824429346747 Delighful Sweet Treats

    I too love the idea of CCC Mondays-Im looking forward to giving this recipe a try. The look very tasty!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02187488633617899037 Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Thank you so much! Let me know what you think!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12371458068011998525 Tina Bk

    I like this theme, especially because everybody loves chocolate chip cookies and there are a zillion personal preferences, which means a zillion recipes to choose from. It will be interesting to see!
    This one does look like a great one to start with -yum!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02187488633617899037 Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      That's what makes this journey so fun :) Thank you, Tina!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16032906753795147639 Tina (PinayInTexas)

    Wow…CCC Monday sounds awesome! I can't wait to see what other versions of CCC you'll share with us! This one looks so good!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02187488633617899037 Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Thank you, Tina!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11322375856566229251 Carrie Burrill

    Have you tried the NY Times cookie? everyone swears up and down it is THE best chocolate chip cookie… that or Dorie's. I have yet to try either recipe. I'm always on the hunt for a winning chocolate chip cookie… it's hard to please my husband and myself. He likes soft batch… I like crispy/chewy.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02187488633617899037 Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      I have not… yet :) Something tells me my Hubby is enjoying this challenge! lol Thank you, Carrie!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14190694534210939815 Tiffany/MyCrowdedKitchen

    Amazing, as always girl! xoxox

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02187488633617899037 Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Thank you, sweet Tiffany :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06382602040250560926 Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking

    What a great looking batch of cookies! I love using salted butter in my baking. Though it doesn't do well with everything, it punches up the sweetness of some desserts. Thanks for sharing. Also, I'm having a ChicWrap giveaway today that you should enter!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02187488633617899037 Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Thank you, Georgia! Entered :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12225663843015884639 Baking Addict

    I love the sound of CCC Monday as these are one of my favourite snacks! I've bookmarked this to try… I am also on the quest for the perfect CCC but have not made any in a while. I can't wait to hear your announcement… I'm intrigued :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02187488633617899037 Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Yay! It's going to be fun! Thank you :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08907744376873255728 Soni

    Lovely looking cookies!Love the texture!In my family my son likes chewy but my daughter likes crispy, so its always a struggle to bake the perfect ones to please both :) I'm looking forward to your CCC Monday :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02187488633617899037 Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Yay! Thank you, Soni!

  • http://www.frommysweetheart.com/ Anne@FromMySweetHeart

    Anna…these cookies are beautiful (as are your photos!). What a funky but great tip about flattening the cookies after 10 minutes of baking! And I really love the idea of this series. I will definitely stay tuned! It will be fun to see your perfect CCC unfold before our eyes! : )

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02187488633617899037 Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Awww, thank you so much, Anne! It means a lot as I always admire your photos :)

  • http://www.bakingserendipity.com Baking Serendipity

    Excited for your chocolate chip cookie feature! I'm always on the lookout for a perfect choc chip cookie too :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02187488633617899037 Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Thank you! I hope you wil try this one – yum!

  • http://naturallysweetrecipes.blogspot.com Annie @ Naturally Sweet Recipes

    You can never go wrong with a recipe from David! These cookies look wonderful. I love how photographed the different baking times, as some people really prefer one over the other. They look delicious to me both way! :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02187488633617899037 Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Awww, thank you so much, Annie!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14702033029053749653 Baker Street

    Your cookies look perfect! I love the thin and crispy every once in a way! This is such a great theme you picked because I don't know of anyone who would say no to a CCC! I haven't tried David's recipe yet but will surely give it a try. :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02187488633617899037 Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Thank you! It's a must-try recipe for sure.

  • http://www.lauralovescakes.blogspot.com Lauralovescakes

    I think you may already have found the perfect chocolate chip cookie…these look delicious!! :-)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02187488633617899037 Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      They are so very close :) Thank you, Laura!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03210282169571024666 Oishii Treats

    Neat idea with the CCC Mondays, Looking forward to Monday's on your blog…(but not mondays at work lol) The cookies look delish!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02187488633617899037 Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Yay to cookie Mondays! :) Thank you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04463020053689502262 Balvinder Ubi

    I like my cookies flat, that makes them more crispier.
    Love your batch of cookies and will be looking forward for more CCC on Mondays.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02187488633617899037 Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Yay! Thank you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02368850949339758604 grace

    i like a flat cookie too, but i've never seen recipes directing you to actually smush them during baking! that david–so innovative. :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02187488633617899037 Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Right? :) Thank you, Grace!

  • http://atthepatisserie.wordpress.com/ atthepatisserie

    Very cool idea, and I love salty/sweet desserts, so this recipe for CCC's sounds especially yummy to me :) They look beautiful, Anna!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02187488633617899037 Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Thank you so much, Ann! I hope you will try this recipe too!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04877933122856358525 Curry and Comfort

    Oh my gosh!!!! I know they only pictures… but I can actually taste how sweet and salty these cookies must taste!! Fantastic job. :) Looking forward too more CCC. :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02187488633617899037 Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Awwww, thank you, Ramona!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09036043185712506956 Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family

    Oh my goodness I have not tried this recipe, but I do love a chocolate chip cookie. Yours indeed look divine.

    A job well done Anna!

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  • http://www.ellenbcookery.blogspot.com ellenbcookery

    I think I would do 12 minutes as well. I like a chewy cookie much more than a crunchy one :)

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