The other weekend some dear friends of ours got married. Being who I am (a 2-3 on the enneagram scale) I offered to help out, should they need it, on their big day.
I arrived at Handsome at quarter to eight in the morning, bleary eyed, sipping a cup of much needed coffee. I was put straight to work laying linnen and arranging center pieces. The morning was grey but had a nice anticipatory feel to it. In the early hours, everyone smiled and laughed as decor was set into place, boxes were moved, signs were hung, transforming an average parking lot into a glamours space for the nights affair. As the hours ticked past however, tensions became palpable, the woman “in-charge” grew more hostel once the bride left and things began to get a little… dicey.
Thankfully there was a wonderful gent from Handsome willing to help maker her (semi-ridiculous) requests come true. As a small token of appreciation I offered to bake him his favorite cookie, which just so happened to be salted chocolate chip.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I have had salted caramel before, as well as various other salted sweets (it is after all an amazing combination) but I had never had salted chocolate! Well let me tell you what, it is LIFE CHANGING! It puts every other chocolate chip cookie I have had to shame. There is something about the way the chocolate and sea salt sing in harmony with each other as they dance on your tastebuds… it is glorious!
-SALTED CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES-
What you will need:
3/4 cup almond meal
3/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup agave nectar
1/4 cup cane sugar
2 large egg yolks
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
8 oz chocolate chips (I used Enjoy soy free, dairy free chocolate chunks)
sea salt flakes for sprinkling over the cookies
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
In a large bowl, whisk together (if you have a mixer, go that rout…I am not so lucky) butter and sugar, add in the egg yolks, egg and vanilla until smooth. Add in dry ingredients until creamy. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Roll 1.5-2 tbsps of dough into balls (I know… take a moment to giggle all you like), place on a silpat baking sheet, sprinkle sea salt over the cookies, place into the oven and bake for 11-13 minutes.
Allow to cool and then try and restrain yourself from demolishing every single cookie in one sitting!
I’m not sure if it is their texture, their divine combination of salty and sweet, or the magical way they melt in your mouth, these cookies are something special. Oh, yeah, did you notice they are not only gluten free, they GRAIN FREE, soy free, and dairy free (use coconut oil). Now if I could only make them guilt free…