These may be the new favorite recipe, judging by how quickly they disappeared at home and at the office. I was intending to use a regular recipe until I realized that I was out of brown sugar. Then I found this recipe using molasses to basically make your own brown sugar and it works so well! They are nice and chewy, and the flaked sea salt on top is really nice. I recommend trying out this one next time you want chocolate chip cookies!
Chewy Chocolate Cookies
2 sticks unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon molasses
1 whole egg and 1 extra yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, preferably the smaller ones
flaked sea salt for spinkling on top
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together flour, salt, and baking soda. In another bowl, cream together the sugar and the molasses until there are no clumps. Add the butter and cream together until smooth, a couple minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix.
Incorporate the dry ingredients in 2 parts. Add in the chocolate chips. Refrigerate the dough for 20 minutes to just chill it a bit. Scoop onto a cookie sheet and sprinkle the tops with sea salt. Bake for 10 minutes or until they start to brown and set up. Allow to cool on a cooling rack.