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Chewy Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

You can’t beat a great chocolate chip cookie. These Chewy Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies are just the right amount of soft and chewy with loads of chocolate chips, finished with a pinch of sea salt!

Chewy Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

This week has been like a baking bonanza.

When my kids and I were figuring out teacher gifts this year, we decided that treats were our best bet. I’m always sending recipe trials in lunch boxes, and then end up getting lots of second-hand-from-an-11-year-old questions about what that was and how do you make it because so-and-so asked me.

Just so we are clear, secondhand-from-an-11-year-old information is not that reliable.

So anyway, the boys gave me their best teacher treat guesses and I got to work.

If you know me even a tiny bit (or have read my About page), then you know I am completely incapable of accomplishing anything at all without a crazy amount of background noise. It’s some strange relic of my childhood in a house with 5 kids, the TV always droning on in the background. Reruns of MacGyver were our bread and butter.

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt

So because I work with the TV on most of the time, especially if I am in the kitchen all day, I can burn through a series pretty quickly.

Enter summer and TV shows on vacation.

There is nothing to watch! But I don’t really watch. I just turn up the volume and listen, turning my head when action or dialogue seems to require it. With nothing on TV though (FYI, the 2nd season of Orange is the New Black comes out tomorrow and I CANNOT wait; I will for sure promptly binge-watch the whole thing and then will be sad for a whole year because there are no new episodes #mostimpatientpersonever), I turn to my second media addiction: Pandora radio.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe with sea Salt

All these cookies have kept the music blasting all week long which is great because I think the music makes me slightly more productive than the TV (no head turning, only pauses for embarrassing dancing and song). The problem is though, that I’m pretty sure I am close to burning through my 40 free hours of Pandora music.

Then what will I do? Silence is not an option.

I think I need some summer TV action, stat. Or media noise detox.

Because I’m pretty sure that silence doesn’t crank out cookies like these.

They are soft and loaded with chocolate, and are double sea-salted -once in the batter and once before the bake. Salty chocolate is the best.

If you’d like tips on How to Ship Baked Goods, I wrote a whole post about it because people very much like to be mailed cookies. 

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Hot Cocoa Cookies are made with cake mix! Shortcuts are terrific. 


Chewy Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yield: 36 cookies

Chewy Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Salted chocolate makes rich cookies even more delicious and complex! These chewy chocolate chip cookies are salted twice with sea salt for extra flavor you'll love!


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt + more to sprinkle over each cookie before baking
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 375.
  2. In a large bowl beat together the butter and sugars until fluffy. Add the vanilla and egg and beat until just combined.
  3. Add the flour, cornstarch, and sea salt all at once and mix until the dough comes together.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. About a tablespoon at a time, portion the dough out onto an ungreased baking sheet, spacing the cookies about 2" apart. Sprinkle more sea salt over each cookie.
  6. Bake for 9-11 mins (10 is always perfect for me). Your cookies might look slightly under-cooked - it's ok!!! They are done. Over baking takes away the chewy texture.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 51mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g




Sunday 9th of September 2018

Every time I make these I get compliments and am asked for the recipe. Thank you

Heather Tullos

Monday 10th of September 2018

Thank you so much, Bonnie!

Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction

Tuesday 10th of June 2014

Love the sprinkling of salt on top! I'm always adding a bit of salt to my chocolate recipes lately!

Amy | Club Narwhal

Sunday 8th of June 2014

Be still my beating heart. Heather, these are just gorgeous! I feel like I discovered salt + chocolate chip cookies way too late in life and have been making up for lost time ever since :) Also, I've been binge watching series like crazy--currently on Ugly Betty and loving it!


Tuesday 10th of June 2014

Thanks Amy! And ha! Ugly Betty. I haven't watched that in foreverrr! Thank goodness for Netflix.


Saturday 7th of June 2014

You certainly did produce some mouth watering chocolate chip cookies! I do better with a quiet calm kitchen (maybe with some classical as background music). But if blasting the radio/tv will ensure such yummy cookies, I may give it a shot! :)


Tuesday 10th of June 2014

Haha Wendy - I bet my family wishes for a quiet calm kitchen sometimes!

Marie @ Little Kitchie

Friday 6th of June 2014

The only thing better than chocolate chip cookies and salty chocolate chip cookies. Want!!!


Tuesday 10th of June 2014

Agreed! Thanks Marie!

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