Sea salt and chocolate chips cookies

I recently re-discovered a recipe I used to be kind of addicted to.

Back when I was in my last year of High School, I developped an addiction to baking as a way to release stress. So much so that in the last few weeks before my exams, I baked up to 3 cakes a day. My brother and sister were really happy with this situation, my dad, not so much.

Sea salt & chocolate chips cookies | Cake + Whisky

These cookies (or one of their variations) were amongst the usual suspects back then (together with this little wonder) and there wasn’t a week I wouldn’t bake at least one batch.

And then, God knows why, I stopped.

But last weekend, I was craving something sweet to have with a cup of my favourite Christmas tea (from Twinings) and all of a sudden, my favourite chocolate chips cookies were back!

Sea salt & chocolate chips cookies | Cake + Whisky

Sea salt & chocolate chips cookies (makes about 15)

Ingredients: 125g soft butter (not melted!), 125g caster sugar, 175g self-raising flour, 1 egg, 20g almond flour, a good pinch of sea salt flakes (I used Maldon’s), 100g chocolate chips

1. Pre-heat the oven at 180°C.

2. Cream butter and sugars, once creamed, combine in the egg.

3. Sift in the flour, almond flour and a bit of the salt, the chocolate chips.

4. Roll into walnut size balls, place on ungreased baking paper and sprinkle with a few more sea salt flakes.

5. Bake for 8-12 minutes depending on how soft you like your cookies.

What’s your favourite kind of cookies? (Mine are those, and also white choc/sour cherries and coconut/sultanas!)

 

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Sea salt and chocolate chips cookies

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