I saw these cookies on Anna’s blog, Cookie Madness. I do that a lot. I see the yummy things she posts and then I have to make them. She has that power on me. ;) Especially when they are chocolate chip cookies. David Lebovitz Chocolate Chip Cookies. They are your pretty basic chocolate chip cookies. The only little twist is to use salted butter. Pretty much all baking should be done with unsalted butter, so you can control the amount of salt in your baked goods. David thought he’d try to kick them up a tad with extra salt.
These cookies are good. I really like the hit of salt here and there mixed with the sweetness of a chocolate chip cookie. The cookies fall perfectly in line with slightly crisp and chewy. I actually didn’t have any salted butter (rarely do), but David suggested just adding extra salt to the cookie dough. For one stick of unsalted butter (1/2 cup), you can add 1/4 teaspoon to 1/2 teaspoon extra salt—plus the amount called for in the recipe. I used a good heaping 1/4 teaspoon. For a little extra kick, I also sprinkled a little sea salt on the tops of the freshly baked cookies.
David’s recipe calls for 1 cup of nuts. I only used about 2/3 cup and I used pecans. Check out David’s post on his blog for these cookies! (And get the recipe, too!) You know you want to.
Thanks for bringing them to my attention, Anna. I have his blog in my reader, but you wouldn’t believe how full it is right now, so who knows how long it would have been before I’d have seen these cookies.