When I saw the bold declaration of this blog post, it read like a challenge to me. First of all, I’m not much of a chocolate chip cookie kinda gal, but when it comes to baking, I’ll bake only when I know there’s gathering. And when it comes to big groups, I’ve learned that a classic, no-fail recipe, which elicits a response along the lines of “This is amazing. How did you do it?” has a bigger pay off than a dish involving complicated cooking techniques.
These chocolate chip cookies have a pinch of sea salt. The combination allows for a sweet yet savory treat. I’ve baked them for a friend’s engagement party and even for a memorial gathering. It can be comfort food or serve as a bit of a reward, proving no matter what the occasion, they’re totally appropriate.
There are two major stages to this: prepping, which requires at least 12 hours of refrigeration and then the baking with about 15 minutes for each batch.
Once the dough has been chilled, I recommend a good cookie scoop to ensure each cookie is perfectly round. This OXO Good Grips Large Cookie Scoop is the one I have in my kitchen. Be sure to pack in the dough for an even cookie.