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Three salted chocolate chip cookies stacked on top of eachother on a metal cooling rack
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5 from 7 votes

Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies combine sweet and salty for the ultimate chocolate chip cookie recipe - they're seriously the best!
Prep Time25 minutes
Chill Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 22 cookies
Calories: 142kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: $5


  • ½ cup (113g) unsalted butter, sliced into tablespoons
  • ½ cup (100g) packed brown sugar
  • cup (67g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ cups (186g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups (255g) chocolate chips
  • Coarse Sea Salt for topping


  • Add sliced butter to a saucepan and heat over medium-low heat until melted. Continue cooking, stirring often, until the butter foams and reduces, then turns brown (little flecks of brown will appear). Don’t walk away, this can happen quickly and it can burn fast. Remove from heat.
  • Transfer melted butter to a bowl and stir in both sugars until smooth. Mix in egg, vanilla, baking soda, and salt. Stir in flour, then stir in chocolate chips.
  • Scoop 2 tablespoon size balls of cookie dough onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. No need to space them at this time. Chill at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Space the cookies 2-inches apart on 2 cookie sheets lined with parchment or silicone mats, then bake 10-15 minutes or until they just lose their glossy sheen.
  • When done baking, press additional chocolate chips on top and sprinkle with sea salt.



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg