Molasses & Mayhem

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salted chocolate chip and cashew cookies

desserts, cookiesLauren HaslettComment

it's national chocolate chip cookie day! YAY. i know there's some sort of ridiculous food holiday (or several) every day of the year, but chocolate chip cookie day? what normal, dessert-loving human isn't going to get behind that one?

(makes about 28-30 cookies)


1 cup all-purpose flour
⅔ cup whole-wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon kosher or table salt
1½ sticks (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
⅓ cup granulated sugar
½ cup dark brown sugar (packed)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
¾ cup chopped roasted cashews
coarse flaky sea salt (such as Maldon), for sprinkling

how to do it:

  1. preheat the oven to 350°f. Line a large cookie sheet (or two, if you have them) with silicone baking mats or parchment paper, to prevent sticking. set aside until ready to use.
  2. in a small bowl, combine the flours, baking soda, and salt.
  3. to a mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, add softened butter, sugars, and vanilla. using an electric mixer or paddle attachment, beat the ingredients together until lightened in color and fluffy, about 4-5 minutes.
  4. add in eggs, one at a time, beating between each addition. gradually beat in the flour mixture in stages, about 1/3 at a time, and mixing just until combined. gently fold in the chocolate chips and nuts with a spatula or wooden spoon.
  5. scoop small balls (about 1½-2 tablespoons in size) and place onto the prepared cookie sheets, spacing each about 1 inch apart. sprinkle each ball of dough with a little coarse sea salt. 
  6. bake the cookies at 350°f for about 8-10 minutes, or until just lightly browned on the bottom. remove cookies from baking sheet and place on a rack or kitchen towel to cool.

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