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Thyme and Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Chocolate Chip Cookies get a fun upgrade with the addition of sea salt (affiliate link) and fresh thyme! The sea salt (affiliate link) adds a bit of salty-sweet flavor that is amazing, and the thyme adds just a hint of a floral flavor. These are better the longer you let them sit, so don’t eat them all the first day!

Chocolate Chip Cookies get a fun upgrade with the addition of sea salt and fresh thyme! The sea salt adds a bit of salty-sweet flavor that is amazing, and the thyme adds just a hint of a floral flavor. These are better the longer you let them sit, so don't eat them all the first day!
four chocolate chip cookies with thyme on plate
four chocolate chip cookies with thyme on plate

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.

chocolate chip cookies made with fresh thyme

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.

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four chocolate chip cookies with thyme on plate

Sea Salt and Thyme Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies get a fun upgrade with the addition of sea salt and fresh thyme! The sea salt adds a bit of salty-sweet flavor that is amazing, and the thyme adds just a hint of a floral flavor. These are better the longer you let them sit, so don't eat them all the first day!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Servings: 24 Servings
Calories: 239kcal
Author: Jenni

Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 TBSP fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • ½ tsp coarse ground sea salt

Instructions

  • 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.
  • Enjoy!!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 244mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g

(slightly adapted from Pass The Sushi)

5 Comments

  1. korenainthekitchen.com says:

    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.

  2. 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?

  3. 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!!!!!

  4. 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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