You Salty Thang

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Hello pumpkinettes! This is Lily from bigBANG studio. While Kate's zipping around the big apple I'm guest-blogging at La Petite Choue for the day. Don't worry, my little crumpets, she'll be back later this week, but in the mean time she has a string of wonderful guest-bloggers lined up while she's away.

Kate's been my best friend since we bonded over a bag of Terra chips in the middle of a thunderstorm freshman year of high school. (Any gal who relishes a good thunderstorm over a bag of sweet potato chips is A+ ya-ya material in my book.) As most of you know Kate is a woman of many talents, but one of her supreme gifts (much to the glee of everyone around her) is her ability to make the *perfect* chocolate chip cookie. I've attempted to recreate it for you, this time adding a little sea salt for some pizazz. Kate's with me in thinking that chocolate + salt = a divine combination. Happy almost-weekend!


Preheat the oven to 375. Grease or line 2 cookie sheets.

Whisk together:
1 cup plus 3 Tbs all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda

Beat in a large bowl until well-blended:
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

Add and beat until well combined:
1 large organic egg
1/4 tsp fine salt + 1/4 tsp fancy sea salt
1 1/2 tsp vanilla

Stir in the flour mixture until well-blended and smooth. Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips.

Drop the dough by heaping teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart on the cookie sheets and sprinkle a few course sea salt crystals on top. Bake, 1 sheet at a time, until the cookies are just slightly golden on top and the edges are brown, about 8 - 10 minutes. Let stand briefly, then remove to a rack to cool.

Bon appetite!


  1. Welcome Lily! Thanks for making me drool on my laptop this morning.

  2. You're so welcome, Dana! But seriously, Kate's choc. chip cookies are insane. I can't do them any justice with words.

    Have a great weekend and thanks for the sweet comment! xo


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