Monday, January 17, 2011

Salted Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (by David Lebovitz)

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.

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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.

DL's Salted Butter CCC's 1-14-11

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.

11 comments:

Lisa said...

I just saw these on Anna's blog today and yours look every bit as tasty. It's funny because I've always used salted butter in my baked goods. When I was younger, I didn't realize there was any other kind. Somehow or other, they always turned out alright, though of course I know better now.

Kayte said...

Those look great. If you can find his Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe...well, it's the guys favorite around here, I can't keep them on hand b/c they eat them as fast as I make them. DL has so many great recipes, I got his Ready For Dessert book as a gift and it is one of my favorites now...the guys just devour everything I make from it.

Lisa Ernst said...

I always love finding a new chocolate chip recipe! Still, I can't help but wonder if really there's anything that can beat the NY Times CCC recipe.

peanutbutterandginger said...

I adore David Lebovitz! His posts make me want to visit Paris and do nothing but eat and shop the markets! These cookies are nothing short of addicting-looking!

Jennifurla said...

Looks tasty, I too dabbled with cookies over the weekend.

pinkstripes said...

I want one or two or three! They look and sound awesome.

Pamela said...

Salt and chocolate! Doesn't get much better than that. They looks wonderful.

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

A David Lebovitz recipe! Yay. I love him, and those cookies look truly amazing :)

scrambledhenfruit said...

I've seen these on so many blogs but have never tried them. They sound wonderful!

Judy said...

I made these a couple years ago and was underwhelmed. Not my fave.

Amanda said...

Mmm I love that touch of salt in a chocolate chip cookie. Bet they were good!