Chocolate Chip cookies are probably my #1 favourite type of home made cookie! If you peruse my site you’ll find a few for sure and they’re all the ultimate chocolate chip cookie, in their own way. I have my Secret Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies and my Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Because these are kind of like a shortbread cookie, I was skeptical. How could sandy shortbread be as good as the more traditional version? I’m admittedly not in love with shortbread, unless they’re cheese and jalapeño shortbread cookies 😉 Yes, I have the recipe for that!
So on to THESE cookies. I was so impressed with the flavour balance and texture. They’re crispy, flakey and buttery; less sandy than a regular shortbread cookie. This recipe calls for salted butter and flakey salt on top but this is by no means a salty cookie, don’t worry. It’s so perfectly balanced and delicious that I’m currently obsessed. The demerara sugar edge is a textural joy, adding another type of crispiness to it. The crystalized, glittery edge makes this the prettiest chocolate chip cookie around as camouflages the otherwise wonky edge of the cookie. It’s like it’s wearing a necklace so you can definitely take these to a fancy party 😉
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This recipe is by Alison Roman, a recipe contributor for the NY Times and my new obsession. I watched all of her youtube videos and I absolutely love her and her recipes. Check her out!