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THE BUSY BAKER RECIPE RECIPE #2 - The Best Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

As you'll know if you read my last recipe blog post, I was named The Busy Baker as a part of Fisher & Paykel’s WHAT’S YOUR COOKING STYLE? Quiz. As a busy girl in the kitchen, it’s essential to have an easy and delicious recipe that can be whipped up at the last minute, just like these Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies.

This recipe was the result of a lot of  trial and error to get it just right. I love how these comforting cookies go crispy and golden around the edges, but remain chewy and gooey on the inside and the sea salt sprinkling really enhances the flavour of the chocolate.

Intensely busy days in The Caker kitchen require a special kind of commercial oven, tailored for baking cakes and cookies. I don't often bake at home (I figure that's fair enough after spending 90 hours a week at work!) but on the odd occasion that I do, I'm always so disappointed with my small gas oven which only cooks from the bottom and burns all my baking. So, on my wish list for creating recipes like these chocolate chip cookies is the Fisher & Paykel Double Pyrolytic Built-in Oven - it easily fits two trays of cookies, side-by-side and bakes them perfectly.

Now… to the recipe!


The Best Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes approximately 18 cookies

115g butter, softened
170g caster sugar
1 organic egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
225g plain flour
¼ tsp baking soda
1 cup dark chocolate chips
sea salt

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
Add the egg and vanilla, and beat until smooth.
Sift in the dry ingredients and combine well.
By hand, stir in the chocolate chips.
Form the dough into a log approximately 6cm wide. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line 2 baking sheets with baking paper.
Cut the log into 1cm thick cookies. Arrange on the baking sheets about 3cm apart. Sprinkle a little sea salt on each one.
Bake for 12–15 minutes or until just golden.

This post was made possible thanks to Fisher & Paykel.
All recipes and photographs are my own.

If you’d like to take your baking skills to the next level, you can learn your way around two of my most-loved recipes next weekend as part of Fisher & Paykel’s Social Kitchen. Click here to get your tickets.