EPM’s Chocolate Chip Sea Salt Cookies

Dec 18, 2019 | Recipes


Salted chocolate chip cookies are a mix of savory and sweet, if you have never tried one, you’re in for a TREAT! The sprinkle of sea salt brings out the rich chocolate flavor, and this recipe makes thick and chewy cookies that will be impossible to resist!


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup salted butter at room temperature, 1 stick
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup + 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (more or less to your tastes)
  • sea salt flakes (for sprinkling)


  • Add flour and baking soda to a mixing bowl and whisk for 15 seconds to incorporate and make them fluffy.
  • To the bowl of a stand mixer, add softened butter and both sugars. Beat with paddle attachment for about 2 minutes, until mixture is smooth and fluffy.
  • Add egg and vanilla, beat on LOW speed until combined.
  • Add flour, half the mixture at a time, beating on LOW speed until JUST combined after each addition. Don’t overmix, or your cookies won’t be soft and tender.
  • Add chocolate chips and stir together with a wooden spoon.
  • Cover bowl and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • minutes before you want to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Use a large cookie scoop (or a 1/4 cup filled about 2/3 of the way), scoop round balls of dough onto parchment paper about 2 inches apart. I baked 6 cookies per sheet.
  • Press a couple chocolate chips into the tops of the balls of dough, and bake about 10-12 minutes, or until edges are lightly golden brown and tops of cookies look a little underdone. (mine took 11 minutes).
  • Sprinkle top of baked cookies with some sea salt flakes.
  • Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
  • Enjoy with a glass of milk and family or friends.

Tips for getting the perfect cookie:

  • Use room temperature ingredients (eggs, butter, etc).
  • Make sure your ingredients are fresh (like baking soda for example, if it’s not fresh, it won’t act the same during the baking).
  • Chill your dough for at least 30 minutes.
  • Roll dough into balls and don’t flatten them.
  • Bake cookies on parchment paper, and don’t put them too close together.
  • Gently press a few extra chocolate chips into the top of the balls of dough before baking (makes them look really pretty and bakery-like).
  • Take cookies out when they look like they’re ALMOST done.  The center should still look slightly underdone.  They’ll keep baking as you let them cool a few minutes on the baking sheet.

Happy Holidays from your friends at EPM!