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Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Liz:

Recently, I started liking sweet and salty together! Last week I fell in love with the ‚Hot Chocolate Diva‘, today Jewels and I tried „Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies“. And again I have to admit: I love the mix of sweet and salty!

As long as I can remember it’s always been a difficult task to find the right ingredients for the cookies here in Germany. We used to stock up on soft brown sugar and vanilla extract when someone went to the US. Now I sometimes find soft brown sugar in Asian or organic supermarkets.
These cookies really are super easy to make and in my house they disappeared in no time! I do wonder why our cookies look a bit different though. Did you use light or dark brown sugar, Jewels? And it looks like Lola was a really happy puppy and got a good share of the cookies! How often did you have to put it on her head until that act worked?

 

Jewels:

It took my husband years to convince me that sweet and salty go together. Longer than we have even been married. But at some point I gave in and never looked back. Our dog Lola of course never had any doubts that sweet and salty go together. Not that she has ever tried it. The cookie on her head never ended up in her mouth. Dogs can’t eat chocolate! She receives normal dog treats for tricks like that, which by the way is very easy to train. But until you can put a treat on a dogs head you need to take a few steps before hand. First, teach your dog to not take a treat that you throw on the ground. Your dog has to learn that if he goes for it, you will be faster and take it away and that patience on the other hand will be rewarded. Liz, I agree that my cookies look a little different. I think it is because I didn’t use the typical American soft brown sugar, but raw sugar cane. I think it didn’t really melt well. Next time I will try the soft brown sugar. Oh and I don’t like nuts in cookies, so I didn’t put any almonds in it. Either way, these cookies are easy to make and delicious!

Here is the recipe:

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

8 tablespoons butter

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/4 cups of flour

1 cup of chocolate chunks (70% chocolate)

1 cup of sliced almonds

fleur de sel

Mix together all dry ingredients (except for the fleur de sel) then stir in all wet ingredients. With a spoon form round balls and place them on a baking sheet. Sprinkle the fleur de sel over the cookies. Bake everything on 350° Fahrenheit (or 180° Celcius) for about 10-12 Minutes.

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