Sea Salt and Thyme Chocolate Chip Cookies (Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap)

One of my favorite times of year is the Holiday season, with massive amounts of cookie baking. And eating. I love how there are literally thousands of different kinds of cookies, and every family has their favorites. We almost always have our favorite varieties but we like to try a few new kinds every year, too.

I had a ton of thyme leftover from Thanksgiving, so I wanted to see if I could incorporate it into my cookies this year. When I found this recipe, I knew I had to try it! And I am soo glad I did. The thyme gives a very very subtle earthiness to the cookies, and the sea salt is just perfect with the chocolate chips! They taste good straight out of the oven, but if you can wait a day or two, the thyme really starts to come through. I decided to send these as part of the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap – where food bloggers from around the world partner up with Cookies for Kids Cancer and send each other yummy cookies!

Sea Salt and Thyme Chocolate Chip Cookies

by The Gingered Whisk
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Keywords: dessert chocolate thyme cookie
Ingredients (2 dozen cookies)
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 TBSP fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp coarse ground sea salt
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt (not the sea salt) and thyme.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugars.
Add the eggs one at a time.
Add the vanilla.
Scrape the sides of the bowl, and then slowly add the dry ingredients in.
Fold in the chocolate chips.
Scoop out tablespoon sized portions of cookie dough onto the sheets and sprinkle with sea salt.
Bake for 9-11 minutes, until golden brown.
Cool in the sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Makes 3 dozen cookies.
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(slightly adapted from Pass The Sushi)


  • Reply
    December 11, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Haha, yeah, Holiday Season = cookies for me too! I loved participating in the swap this year – always fun to get mail, and even better to get cookies! I wish I'd gotten some of yours, they sound amazing.

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    rise of the sourdough preacher
    December 12, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    I love your recipe, so inventive!!!
    Boomarking this, hope to be able to find the time to try it 😉
    Have a lovely day

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    Cher Rockwell
    December 12, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    Oh, they sound really good. (Ditto Korena – I would loved to have received a dozen of these too)
    The FBCS is fun isn't it?

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    December 13, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    What a great twist on cookies with the fresh thyme… I hope I can find it in our grocery store, it's been hard to get fresh herbs lately

    the sea salt… wow… really nice recipe, I am sure

    Happy Holidays to you!!!!!

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    sanam arzoo
    January 20, 2014 at 4:43 AM

    Yes! you probably did have to be compelled to sign for the package! I nearly incomprehensible that box as a result of the mail guy did not walk to our actual apt door- simply left a note voice communication he was there- at our community mail area. quite weird. Sorry you guys did not get it!
    So glad you liked the packaging!
    Wedding Chocolate

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