Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

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5 from 2 reviews

Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with melted brown butter, tons of chocolate, and flaky sea salt. They're basically the best cookies I've ever made. Bold words, but I stand by them.

  • Author: Renee Rendall
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Units Scale
  • 150 grams (2/3 cup) butter
  • 125 grams (5/8 cup) brown sugar
  • 100 grams (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 300 grams (2-1/2 cups) flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt (or whatever you use for everyday stuff)
  • 325 grams of chocolate, chopped, chunks, or chips, a combination of milk and dark
  • Sea salt flakes


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Melt the butter and let it cool for a bit. If you do this in on the stove over low heat and let the butter brown just a bit, it only deepens the caramel flavor.
  3. Put the brown and white sugar in a mixing bowl, then pour the melted butter over them and beat them together with your electric mixer.
  4. Add the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk and beat until creamy and smooth.
  5. Slowly mix in the flour, baking soda, and fine sea salt.
  6. Finally, fold in the chocolate.
  7. Using your 1/4 cup measure, scoop out the cookie dough onto your lined baking sheet. Give them plenty of space to spread out. 
  8. Grab a small pinch of sea salt flakes and sprinkle it over each cookie, crushing the salt gently between your fingers as you do to break down the flakes into smaller pieces.
  9. Bake for 13-15 minutes. These cookies are best, in my opinion, when still a bit gooey in the middle, so don't overbake. Let them cool on the pan for five minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool.


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