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

May+281a1 CCC Monday: David Lebovitzs Salted Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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

May+285a2 CCC Monday: David Lebovitzs Salted Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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.

May+281a2 CCC Monday: David Lebovitzs Salted Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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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46 thoughts on “CCC Monday: David Lebovitz’s Salted Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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 :)

  5. 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 :)

  6. 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! : )

  7. 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! :)

  8. 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. :)

  9. 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.

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

  11. 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. :)

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