I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: I’m not a baker. Although I think these cookies are delicious, I generally look at baking them as a tedious task. Eric has been living at the office lately and I wanted to lift his spirits a bit; nothing makes him happier than these salted chocolate chip cookies. This is a big deal that Eric has deemed them his favorite, because he’s a total sweets fanatic; what’s equally impressive is that I also love these cookies (and am not at all crazy about sweets in general). The consensus? These cookies are a people pleaser, all around.
As for the recipe, I’m partial to this one as a base (I like any recipe that uses more brown sugar than white sugar) with a few of my own modifications. I refrigerate the dough for a few hours before spooning onto cookie sheets; also, before baking, I sprinkle sea or kosher salt on top for more of that extra, salty goodness that I love.