Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Salted chocolate chip cookies are the perfect balance between salty and sweet! They’re soft, chewy, and irresistibly tasty. You can’t eat just one! Hands down, this is my family’s favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Salted chocolate chip cookies next to a salt box


Most recipes for chocolate chip cookies have the same basic ingredients. What makes this recipe for salted chocolate chip cookies so darn special? The use of gourmet baking products. Nothing compares to high-quality ingredients!

Ingredients for Chocolate Chip Cookies


These are the ingredients for making the best chocolate chip cookies with salt on top!

  • High-quality butter
  • Granulated sugar
  • Light-brown sugar
  • Large eggs
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Cornstarch
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Sea salt flakes

Mixing bowl with cookie dough


Here’s how to make the best chocolate chip cookies from scratch:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugar and vanilla.
  4. Crack eggs into the bowl and blend again.
  5. Add in baking soda, cornstarch and salt. Blend briefly.

Mixing bowl with dough for chocolate chip cookies


This is truly the best chocolate chip cookie recipe!

  1. Gradually add flour. Mix until combined.
  2. Add 2/3 of a package of chocolate chips.
  3. Blend briefly until incorporated.
  4. Place rounded scoopfuls of cookie dough onto lined baking sheets.

Scoops of dough for chocolate chip cookies on a baking tray


Here’s how to make easy chocolate chip cookies with salt on top:

  1. Bake only one tray of cookies in the oven at a time!
  2. Bake chocolate chip cookies for 12-14 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  3. Remove from oven. Hand press additional chocolate chips into each cookie.
  4. Sprinkle the cookies with sea salt flakes.
  5. Let salted chocolate chip cookies cool on the baking tray for 5 minutes.
  6. Transfer to cooling racks.

Salted chocolate chip cookies


  • Add cornstarch. It makes cookies soft and tender. This method is actually a cake-flour substitute: 2 tablespoons cornstarch for each cup all-purpose flour.
  • Use pure Mexican Vanilla extract. Once you taste Mexican vanilla there’s no turning back to the ordinary stuff! You can absolutely tell the difference.

Best chocolate chip cookies sprinkled with flaky salt


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Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies


Most everyone loves warm, freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies! These scrumptious salted chocolate chip cookies are seriously awesome. They’ll tickle your taste buds with the perfect combination of sweet and salty!



  • 2 sticks good-quality unsalted butter (1 cup), softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light-brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Mexican vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips (12 ounces)
  • Sea salt flakes


  1. Adjust oven rack to center position. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line cookie sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter, sugars, and vanilla until light and creamy.
  4. Add in eggs and blend again.
  5. Add in baking soda, cornstarch and salt. Blend briefly.
  6. Gradually add in flour and mix until combined.
  7. Add in 2/3 of the package of chocolate chips. Blend briefly until incorporated. Reserve remaining chocolate chips for later.
  8. Using a cookie scoop, place rounded scoopfuls of cookie dough onto lined cookie sheets.
  9. Put only one cookie sheet into the oven at a time. Bake for approximately 12-14 minutes or until cookies are just barely golden on the edges, puffy on top, yet slightly undercooked. Monitor the cookies carefully. Do not over bake!
  10. Remove cookie tray from oven and immediately hand press several additional chocolate chips into each cookie. Sprinkle the cookies with flakes of sea salt. Allow the cookies to remain on the hot cookie sheet until cooled.


  • To control the salt content in these scrumptious cookies, this recipe calls for unsalted butter. However, if you’d like to use salted butter instead, just dial down the sea salt in this cookie dough recipe from 1 teaspoon to 1/2 teaspoon.
  • Category: Dessert, Cookies, Snack
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies


Do you have a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe? What do you think about these salted chocolate chip cookies? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

65 thoughts on “Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. well i have to go to the groceries store now, because I want to do that chocolate chip cookies! I love cookies, I love all that has sugar and chocolate on in!! Those cookies look delicious!! Yummi!

  2. I love cookies, but I’ve not yet got my head around the salted variety either chocolate or caramel, but I;m definitely going to try these,

  3. Oh my goodness, thee sound amazing. I am going to have to try them out this weekend. I can’t wait.

  4. oooo I love the mix of sweet and salty! The best flavor combo! And, now I’m officially craving cookies! These look delish!

  5. Those look great! I love how homemade cookies seem to be such a big party of American cuisine.. Here in Austria we usually only bake cookies come Christmas time. So sad! I will be giving them a go and sport the US spirit! :)
    Sending love from Austria!

  6. OMG why haven’t I heard about this before?! I am crazy over sweet/salty cakes! I NEED to try this! Thank you for sharing, your blog is now officially on my favs bar! :D

  7. OMG I am soooo making these over the weekend:) Also anything with Kerrygold is going to be super yummy too, these best butter on the market hands down

  8. I so want to go make these like right now! They are getting added to my list of must try sweet treats my mouth is watering!

  9. I love cookies! They are my absolute fav! I had never thought of adding salt but that’s a great idea! xx corinne

    • Thanks Corinne & Kirsty! I have a feeling these Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies will soon become your favorite type of cookie.

  10. These look delicious!!! Can’t wait to try them!!! I am always looking for a soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe, so this is perfect!!!

    • Tessa, I’m so excited just knowing that you’ll soon by trying these delicious Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies. They taste best when enjoyed with a tall glass of ice-cold milk!

  11. I pinned this so that I can try making them soon! They look soooooo good! And I agree 100% about using Mexican vanilla. I can’t use the regular grocery store stuff anymore – it just doesn’t taste good compared to the amazing Mexican vanilla! :)

    • Samantha, you’ve made my day! I love that you’re a fellow baker that enjoys the fabulousness of pure Mexican vanilla. I hope you’ll bake up a batch of these Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies this week. And a million thanks for pinning this post to Pinterest. :-)

  12. I have neve tried salted chocolate chips before, but it sounds like a great balance of sweet & salty. I can’t wait to try the recipe! :)

    • Woo-hoo! Michelle, this Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe is one you’re going to really enjoy. I recommend making a double batch!

  13. I LOVE salted chocolate so I was hooked from the first 2 words in your title! They look very good!

  14. Denay, these look so yummy! I’m not a Baker, which sounds funny because I cook. I leave the baking to my husband! I found many cooking tips in this post (thank you). Can I say how much I’m crushing on those silicone liners? I’ve never seen those before. Pinning for later!

    • Lynn, you are too sweet! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. And a double thanks for pinning this scrumptious Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe to Pinterest. I really appreciate that!

    • Jessica, I know you will absolutely love these Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies. They taste as yummy as they look!

  15. I am going to try this! Of course I’ve had chocolate chip cookies before, but never salted. Now I’m intrigued!

    • Yay Amber! I’m so happy you’re going to try these delicious Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies. In the world of cookies they’re a game changer.

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