Guess who’s baaack. Last month my roommate and I had a housewarming party and since I’m all about them sweets, it was a good reason to come out of retirement and make a batch of cookies. These are pretty solid. Smitten Kitchen never leads you astray.
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 Tbsp granulated sugar
2 Tbsp turbinado sugar
3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 tsp baking soda
Heaped 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
10-oz bag pound dark chocolate chunks
Coarse sea salt, to finish
Preheat oven to 360F. Line a baking sheet with a silicon baking mat.
In a stand mixer, on medium speed cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy (~5 minutes). Add egg and vanilla, beating until incorporated (scrape bowl as needed). Add in salt and baking soda until combined. Lower speed and add in the flour until just mixed. The dough may look crumbly. With a spatula, fold in the chocolate chunks.
Scoop cookies into 1 1/2 tablespoon mounds, spacing them apart on the baking sheet. Sprinkle each with a few flakes of sea salt. Bake for 10-11 minutes, or until golden brown and melty. Let the cookies rest on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
Recipe adapted from Smitten Kitchen.