Salty Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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Who knew that one little ingredient could make a regular chocolate chunk cookie so incredibly amazing!?!?! There’s nothing too crazy different about these cookies, except the salt flakes on top, and let me tell you, I’ll never make chocolate chunk cookies without salt flakes again!

Salty Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Makes 24 cookies
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup powdered sugar
2 large egg yolks
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
8 ozs semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
Maldon or other flaky sea salt

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, kosher salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
2. Using an electric mixture on medium speed, beat butter, brown sugar, sugar, and powdered sugar until light and fluffy, 3-4 minutes. Add egg yolks, egg, and vanilla. Beat, occasionally scraping down the sides of the bowl, until mixture is pale and fluffy, 4-5 minutes. Reduce mixer speed to low; slowly add dry ingredients, mixing just to blend. Using a spatula, fold in chocolate.
3. Spoon rounded tablespoonfuls of cookie dough onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, spacing 1 inch apart. Sprinkle cookies with sea salt.
4. Bake cookies until just golden brown around the edges, 10-12 minutes (the cookies will firm up as they cool). Let cool slightly on baking sheets, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

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