Monday, September 3, 2018

Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies get an upgrade with the addition of dark chocolate and a healthy pinch of salt.

I am honored to be a part of the #OXOGoodCookie campaign. I was sent products to use and a donation has been made to Cookies of Kids Cancer on my behalf. As always, all opinions are honest and my own. #OXOBetter 


Fresh baked salted chocolate chip cookies on silicone baking mat


     Warm chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven are one of life's greatest pleasures. Add dark chocolate and a pinch of extra salt to the mix and those childhood memories of cookies get an adult upgrade. 


     I think one of the best things about chocolate chip cookies is how simple they are. They prove that something does not have to be extravagant to he timeless. 

    In fact they have more than stood the test of time. Just a few simple pantry staple ingredients mixed into a dough and baked to delicious perfection.


creamed butter and sugar in bowl with whisk


    While classic, there are quite a few variations on the theme. We grew up with favorites like pudding chocolate chip cookies and toll house cookies. 

    Recently we accepted a new neighbor's recipe into the fold and have enjoyed welcome home chocolate chip cookies ever since.

     Now we have these beauties to add to the mix. The mix of milk chocolate and dark chocolate makes for a tasty experience. 


flour and chocolate chip cookies in bowl with cookie dough


    The extra salt both in the dough and sprinkled on top really brings forth the sweetness while making your salt loving tastebuds dance as well.

    September is childhood cancer awareness month. So Cookies for Kids Cancer is doing a big push to have fundraising events going on in all 50 states during September.


chocolate chip cookie dough in bowl with spatula


    Any kind or size of event helps and they have all sorts of great people doing magnificent things to raise money for research. Of course with a name like Cookies for Kids Cancer, bake sales are a popular way to collect funds that will be funneled to groups researching treatments for the littlest cancer warriors. 

    OXO generously gets involved each year by matching funds raised and doing a campaign with bloggers to raise awareness. I was truly honored to be involved last year and created chewy maple cinnamon cookies for the occasion. 

     If you check out that recipe, you will see why funding research for pediatric cancer is so important to me. 

chocolate chip cookie dough scooped onto baking sheet with cookie scoop

     Right now these kids are getting treatments developed for adults. While better than nothing, a lot of them come with horrible and sometimes long lasting effects. After all, a lot of cancer treatments target fast growing cells... and children are made up of a lot of those!

    I was also happy to donate to the cause earlier this year and share some soft cookie bars. While September is childhood cancer awareness month, the fight rages all year long!

    This year OXO shared some of their bake sale favorite recipes with us to use. Think of it as inspiration to get you ready for a bake sale near you!


dozen baked chocolate chip cookies on baking sheet


     This salted chocolate chip cookie recipe was slightly adapted from Dan Kluger's version. I love how easy they were to make too.

     The dough came together quickly with no mixer required. After a nice chill in the fridge, the cookies were ready to bake.

    True story: I am a cookie scoop's worst nightmare. I have broke every one I have owned. That is, until I started using OXO scoops. 


close up of inside of chocolate chip cookie


     I love them! These cookies were perfect using the small scoop. That still yielded a nice sized cookie, about two inches in diameter.

    I also love the big one for giant cookies or for scooping muffin or cupcake batter into the wells. It's so useful!

     The silicone baking mat made getting the cookies off the tray as easy as could be. These non-stick pro half sheet baking sheets? The finish on them is lovely! Even without the mat, cookies come off like a dream. They wash up beautifully as well.

    So now it's time to crank up the oven and get baking! Consider hosting a bake sale for Cookies for Kids Cancer or support an event going on near you.


a bunch of salted chocolate chip cookies


Tips and tricks

  • Chilling the dough gives the cookies a better texture and makes them stand a bit taller when baked. Be sure to chill the dough well.
  • Want to make the cookies but not headed towards a bake sale? You can scoop balls of dough onto a cookie sheet and freeze them solid. Once frozen, put them in a freezer bag. When you need some cookies, pull out a few balls of dough and add a couple of minutes to the bake time.
  • Use any mix of baking chip varieties you like, but we really enjoyed the mix of milk and dark chocolate with the salty finish.



More bake sale favorites




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salted chocolate chip cookies
cookies, dessert, sweet, chocolate
American
Yield: 52 cookies

Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies get an upgrade with the addition of dark chocolate and a healthy pinch of salt.
prep time: 45 minscook time: 8 minstotal time: 53 mins

ingredients:


  • 1 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • flaky salt for finishing

instructions


  1. Lightly cream together the butter, sugar and brown sugar. 
  2. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing until combined. Stir in the vanilla, baking soda and salt until well mixed. 
  3. Add the flour and chocolate chips, mixing until just combined. 
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least a half hour, longer is fine. 
  5. Preheat oven to 350 F and line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mat
  6. Scoop in 2 teaspoon scoops (the small cookie scoop) onto prepared pans. Sprinkle with flaky salt and bake for 7-8 minutes. The edges should be golden and the center still a bit puffy. 
  7. Cool on the baking pan for about 5 minutes and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. 
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Salted chocolate chip cookies bring a bit of sophistication to a childhood favorite. The mix of milk and dark chocolate and the kick of salt make these an outstanding treat!

Shared at The Weekend Potluck and The Weekend Potluck

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of OXO

22 comments:

  1. Yeah, I'm gonna need a couple dozen of these stat! Oh my goodness, they look so good, I can almost taste em!!! Great recipe beautiful friend!! You know I LOVE cookies!! xo

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    1. Sure thing! Head this way and I'll crank up the oven!

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  2. Great cookie for a great cause!! Our temps are backing off, so I am back in the kitchen! My men are crying for cookies, so I think I will test this one out for them asap!

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    1. Ours are showing signs of fall as well (though it could just be the constant rain!) So I am loving getting a little baking done!

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  3. Hi Carlee, the fight against cancer should never stop. Seeing adults battling the disease is bad enough, but seeing a child going through the same must be awful...I would never have thought to use a scoop to measure out biscuit dough, I'll be on the lookout for a sturdy one... Being a bit of a saltaholic and a sugarholic I love that it is now acceptable use both ingredients together.

    xx

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    1. I agree, down with all cancers! Yes, you can have sweet and salty all at once and it's perfectly acceptable! Yay!

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  4. These look out of this world delicious. Thanks for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Party.

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  5. Chocolate and salt are such a gorgeous combo. I couldn't turn down a few (dozen) of these beauties!

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  6. Hi Carlee,
    I just love the salted chocolate in your awesome cookies! Thanks so much for sharing with us on Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

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  7. I love salt in my cookies...especially combined with chocolate!

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    1. Me too, it really adds a nice balance and interest to the flavor!

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  8. Nothing better than a chocolate chip cookie, except if you sprinkle a little salt on top of that cookie. SO yummy! Cookies for Kids Cancer and OXO are so wonderful to work with for such a wonderful cause. Thank you for sharing with us at the Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party!

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    1. I couldn't agree more. I love this campaign so much! <3

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  9. Everybody needs another chocolate chip cookie recipe - right!?! Sounds delicious.

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