Head Above Water

crisp salted chocolate chip cookies for the first day of springHappy first day of Spring! I know, it’s spring already? Wait, what? Starting a new job has been a major adjustment for me. Days seem to fly by with not enough time to get it all done. I love what I’m doing, but I’m also trying to keep my head above water. I know I’ll get the hang of it eventually.

So here’s a little recipe to help you get through to the end of the week. (Because I sure need it.) Between running around and working this weekend, I whipped up these cookies in record time. They’re perfect for that. Easy, fool-proof, quick, classic, taste great. I sprinkled a little sea salt on top just to make them a little more special. (Gosh, you could even make box cookies and add sea salt before baking and you’d look really good!)

Sometimes you need to just stop for a moment (surround yourself in happy pinks and teals) and smell the chocolate chip cookies. Ok, taste them too. They’re really good.

crisp salted chocolate chip cookies

Crisp Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 3 dozen. Adapted from Martha Stewart
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • flaky sea salt for sprinkling on top
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Whisk flour and baking soda together in a small bowl.
  2. Beat butter and sugars in the bowl of an electric mixer on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low, and add salt, vanilla, eggs, and water. Mix until combined. Add flour mixture and mix until combine. Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Drop heaping tablespoon-size balls of dough about 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper or baking mats. Sprinkle a pinch of flaky sea salt on top of each cookie dough ball. Bake cookies, rotating sheets halfway though, until golden brown, 18-20 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

6 thoughts on “Head Above Water

  1. Meg

    Love the idea of adding sea salt — awesome! And I can definitely relate on keeping your head above water . . . hope things get calmer for you soon!

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