I don’t know about your family, but in my family chocolate chip cookies are a treasured treat. They are a symbol of love, a welcome home, and even a symbol of acceptance into the family fold.
My Grandmothers’ chocolate chip cookies are the first thing requested when coming home from a visit. I know I can speak for all of my family when I say one of the first things you do is look for the red cookie tin.
They are legendary and we will tell any one who asks they are the best chocolate chip cookies EVER.
They made an appearance at my wedding…
Who needs cake when you can have chocolate chip cookies?? (And some homemade red velvet whoopie pies)
Pre-marriage (and T.) there was always a fresh batch waiting for me when I got home, now the chocolate chip cookies only seem to appear when my dear husband is with me. So yes chocolate chip cookies were also how I knew T. was accepted and loved by our fierce matriarch. If you get chocolate chip cookies you are in.
What is the secret to her recipe? WELL. Do you recall the Friends episode with Phoebe’s grandmothers’ chocolate chip cookies and her French Grandmother ‘Nestle Toulouse’? Yup pretty sure my French Grandmother has the same French Grandmother. Now she will of course deny this and has her own recipe card but it is very similar to the classic Nestle recipe.
Regardless of the origin, her chocolate chip cookies are a delicious family favorite. Which begs the question – why have I not tried to make these cookies before?! Or at least some version of chocolate chip cookies. I mean is there anything better than fresh baked cookies out of the oven!? No definitely not.
So why not. Well because let’s be honest no matter what I do they are not going to be as good as my Grandmothers.
And knowing that my attempts would not live up I decided to add my own twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie. That’s right playing with recipes again.
After some trial and error I give you…
Salted Dulce de Leche Chocolate Chip Cookies.
I happen to think these rich cookies would make the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day and the one you love.
Who doesn’t want to show their love with cookies?!?
I know I do.
Actually I’d just like someone to bake me cookies! Guess it’s time to go home…
In the meantime I hope you love this yummy cookies as much as I did.
- 2¼ cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2¼ teaspoons cornstarch
- 6 oz butter, melted and cooled
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ½ cup dulce de leche
- 2 large eggs
- 2½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1½ cups semi sweet chocolate chips
- Sea salt flakes
- Pre-heat oven to 350 F
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper
- In a medium bowl mix flour, baking soda, and cornstarch. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl mix cooled butter, dulce de leche, and brown sugar. Mix with a hand blender or stand mixer on low until well blended. Add eggs one at a time. Then add the vanilla extract. Blend.
- Add the flour mixture all at once and mix on a low speed.
- Place one tablespoon of dough about two inches a part.
- Top with sea salt flakes.
- Bake for 8 - 10 mins. Checking after 7 mins.
- Cool on a wire rack, Enjoy!