salted chocolate chip cookie perfection.

chocolate chip cookies

With the exception of triple-stuffed oreos and flourless peanut butter cookies, I'm not crazy about cookie baking. Store-bought dough often tastes just as good and my homemade dough has been known to bake into one giant cookie, which leaves me with many moral dilemmas (Do I eat it and justify it by calling it one cookie? Do I put icing on it and call it a cookie cake?). In short, cookies just don't seduce me like other baked goods (read: caramel salted brownies).

However, I was recently reminded (at Baked) that nothing beats a good chocolate chip cookie. I started out with the Baked recipe, increased the amount of chocolate chips to an unreasonable amount, and generously sprinkled coarse pink sea salt on top. Warning: it's too easy to eat this dough by the spoonful.

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The Most Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies (adapted from Baked)
2 1/4 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 eggs
24 oz semisweet chocolate chips (I told you... unreasonable)

Mix the butter and sugars with an electric mixer (or a fork if the butter is soft enough). Add the eggs and vanilla. Then add the flour, salt, baking soda, and chocolate chips last. Scoop tablespoon-sized balls of dough on parchment paper a couple inches apart, and sprinkle generously with coarse sea salt. Bake at 375 degrees for about ten minutes.

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These wondrous little cookies will make your heart sing. I promise.