Salted Milk Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Perfectly salty-sweet, super soft and chewy in the middle, crisp and golden on the outside and generously studded with milk chocolate chunks – these are some of my favourite cookies.

These are made with browned butter and brown sugar and have a sweet caramely taste, which is balanced out with flaky sea salt.

I would advise you don’t even try the raw cookie dough, once you start on it it’s hard to stop, it’s just too delicious. 

The finished baked product are equally delicious – whether warm and fresh out of the oven, or cooled and dunked into a good cup of coffee.

Ingredients – 

  • 125g (4 1/2 oz) unsalted butter 
  • 150g (3/4 cup) soft light brown sugar
  • 100g (1/2 cup) white sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1 egg
  • 225g (1 3/4 cups) plain/ all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt, or to taste + extra for sprinkling 
  • 250g (8oz) milk chocolate, roughly chopped

Make approx 1 dozen cookies 

Method –

  • First brown the butter – cook in a heavy based saucepan on a medium heat, swirling in the pan occasionally, until the butter turns dark golden brown and smells sweet and nutty 
  • Beat together the butter, sugars and vanilla until smooth and creamy 
  • Beat in the eggs until the mixture is super smooth and fluffy
  • Stir in the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt until just combined 
  • Stir in the chopped chocolate until evenly distributed through the mixture 
  • Chill the mixture for half an hour, then form the dough into balls using a cookie scoop and leave to chill for at least another half hour. 
  • Preheat the oven to 190C/350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Sprinkle each cookie with a generous pinch of sea salt.
  • Spacing the cookies well apart, and only baking a few at a time, bake for 15-18 minutes until golden and slightly crisp round the edges, but still soft in the middle 
  • Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then carefully move to a wire rack to finish cooling 

6 thoughts on “Salted Milk Chocolate Chunk Cookies

  1. hello, just made the dough and noticed in the ingredients it has egg listed but in method eggs. Dough taste yummy but am wondering which is correct. Thank you!


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