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SALTED CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 3/4 C brown sugar
  • 1/4 C granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3.4 oz vanilla instant pudding packet
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 C AP flour
  • 1 C cake flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 walnuts, chopped (optional)
  • Flake salt
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I have a love for sweet and salty, ANYTHING. It was just natural to combine my Mommy’s recipe (with just a few changes of my own) for these Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies. I found this quality flake salt from Falksalt at my local Harris Teeter…it was the perfect touch! Of course…you can just bake up these dreamy cookies without it, buy WHY? Keys to making these cookie fabulous, is the incorporation of a packet of vanilla instant pudding mix and cake flour…pure perfection. This recipe will make 30 cookies.

Salted chocolate chip cookies on a wooden board

Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, whisk together the flours, salt and baking soda. Set aside. NOTE: I love using the combine of AP flour and cake flour in most of my baking recipes. The cake flour always lends a “lightness” to the finished product. This cake from King Arthur is my go-to!

flour mixture for cookies in a bowl

In a large bowl, combine the sugars and butter. Mix with a stand or hand mixer, on high, until nice and creamy…about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the pudding mix, vanilla and eggs. Mix well for another 3 to 4 minutes.

Slowly, mix in the flour mixture until all is combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and chopped walnuts.

Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Using a cookie scoop or spoon, place cookie dough on pan…leave enough room for them to spread while baking. Top each with a few flakes of the salt. Bake for about 12-15 minutes, turning the pan once during baking. Remove pan from oven and allow the cookies to cool on pan for a minute or so. Transfer to cooling rack. ENJOY these fabulous Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies.

That just got me thinking. I could also see using this salt on my Fudge Brownies! I will definitely try this next go round.

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