CCC Monday: Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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         Happy Monday!

         Today’s episode of CCC Mondays is running late… Please, forgive me, but my little boy is teething and last night was… well, you can imagine. Sometimes reality does get in the way of the creative process. icon smile CCC Monday: Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

         So even though I am a bit blurry-eyed today and may doze off at my desk, I am thrilled to share this version of chocolate chip cookies with you!

         It was hard to take pictures of these cookies as they were disappearing at lightning speed!

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        Dare I say, these are perfect?

        I am certainly tempted to.

       These cookies are amazingly delicious! Thick and chewy all the way. There is not a bit of crispiness in them.

        Mounds of sweetness and cookie goodness in your mouth!

        The only crunch comes from a coarse sea salt that I sprinkled on top of each cookie.

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         As always, when I bake chocolate chip cookies for this series, I play with the baking time. It does a lot to the texture of the cookie. Decreasing or increasing the time by 2 minutes makes a big difference. See the picture below. I even think, this recipe is perfect will let you make the chewy and crispy cookies.

        Baked for 20 minutes, the cookies are crispy all the way through. Decrease the time by 4 minutes and they will be soft and chewy. For me, 18 minutes were perfect. Thick, chewy and with wrinkles on top! Yum! I also rotated the pan after 10 minutes of baking.

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         Let’s talk coarse sea salt for a moment. It changed the way I will want my cookies from now on.
Try it! Please. Sprinkle some on top of your cookies right before you pop them in the oven.
You take a bite and the salt melts on your tongue before the chocolate hits the taste buds. Let them combine and melt in your mouth.Delicious!

        My Hubby has a salty tooth and he loved the sea salt on top of these cookies!

       I find it to balance and deepen the chocolate flavor in the same time. Fabulous!

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        The original recipe does not call for the sea salt. I happen to buy it for the first time just recently and wanted to give it a try in a cookie. Because I sprinkled the sea salt on top of each cookie, I decreased the overall amount of salt to 1/4 of a teaspoon, instead of 1/2 a teaspoon called for in the recipe.
If possible, please weigh the flour on your kitchen scale.

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 c + 2 Tbsp ( 10 2/3 oz. ) all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
12 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 c packed light brown sugar
1/2 c granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 c chocolate chips
sea salt for sprinkling

Position your oven rack on the lowest level. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Line your baking sheet with 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 sugars for 1 – 2 minutes, until smooth.
Beat in eggs and vanilla and mix for 30 seconds.
On the lowest speed of your mixer, add the dry ingredients all at once and mix for 30 seconds. Do not overmix. Stir in chips with wooden spatula.
Drop the dough by 2 tablespoons, do not flatten. Sprinkle with sea salt.
Bake for 16 – 20 minutes ( see pic ). Rotate the sheet halfway through baking time.
Cool on sheet for 10 minutes, before removing to wire rack.
Cool baking sheet completely before the next batch.

source: America’s Test Kitchen Feed via

Have you tried coarse sea salt in your cookies?


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  1. says

    This recipe is a keeper, definitely. Oh, I can totally sympathize with the teething episode…Thanks for sharing.

  2. says

    Oooooh! Anna! I think these might be my favorite so far! I love a chewy cookie. And sprinkle of sea salt is just perfect! Hey…and thanks so much…I love seeing the cookies baked at different times! And you are right…18 minutes to perfection! : )

  3. says

    Anna, your cookies look so delicious! I use sea salt sometimes, but never thought of topping cookies with it so this is a must try. My grandson is teething too—molars now, so I know about those sleepless nights. Good luck with it for the both of you—soon he will be biting into one of your great cookies!

  4. says

    Wonderful idea adding sea salt, I haven't tried it on cookies yet but I will next time I bake some =) mmm now I want a chocolate chip cookie lol.

  5. says

    Wow, I love these chewy ones and so does my hubby and our daughter!!They look absolutely delicious and I'm not surprised that they were disappearing :)I have to try this for sure!!Lovely recipe Anna!!

  6. says

    Gosh…teething huh? I remember those days well and I'm amazed you have the energy to even bake cookies. Hope you get a good nights sleep today. I love the salt here… great play on sweet and salty. I think I would totally go the 18 minute cookie… heck they are CCC…I love them all. :)

  7. says

    Out of the 3 cookies with different baking time, I like the softest one the best. The medium soft is ok but the 20 min one is a no-no for me and my family :D I like to put salt too in some of my sweets… Nice!

  8. says

    Yes, they look perfect, Anna! Way to go :) I'm lovin' CCC mondays. They are my all-time favorite cookie, of course. Can't really get any better than a CCC!

  9. says

    Perfect chocolate chip cookies? yes please! I've never tried coarse salt in cookies but I am loving the sweet and salty combination at the moment :)

  10. says

    Nice to come here and get my chocolate chip cookie fix-yum! These do look like winners. Pretty cool that the baking temperature can be even be altered according to your texture preference. And yes, I will have the ones with sea salt on top. Delicious post!