Chewy Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies (Halloween Edition)

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This recipe is a solid chewy chocolate chip recipe and you can change it up however you like. This time I added salt and Halloween-themed chocolate chips. It’s the little things.

Begin by gathering all your ingredients.

Set aside the chocolate chips for now and combine the wet and dry ingredients. (Sugars count as wet ingredients. Weird but true.)

Also, I didn’t have brown sugar and it is an important factor in making a cookie chewy but I also didn’t want to run to the store. I happened to have granulated sugar and molasses however, and that’s all you need to make brown sugar! I whizzed some sugar with a drizzle of molasses and kept adding molasses till it was closer to dark brown sugar. Store in an airtight container and feel pinterest AF.

Funny how baking cookies brings certain someone’s out of the woodwork.

That is a spider on my spatula.

Very Halloween.

Very on trend.

Very sad.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until a dough forms.

Once the dough has formed, stir in the chocolate chips and taste to see if additional salt is needed/desired.

Scoop the dough out onto a baking sheet and bake till golden brown on the edges but slightly underdone in the center.

They should cool on the baking sheet once out of the oven to finish cooking gently and achieve a chewy consistency.

I like to use a mini ice cream scoop to get consistent sized cookies but two spoons work fine, just make sure they are all about the same size.

Once the cookies come out of the oven, keep them on the baking sheet until they have cooled.

If you like, sprinkle some more salt on top when they come out of the oven.

Enjoy with a glass of milk!



Dry Ingredients:

2 cups + 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt + more for garnish
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup halloween chocolate chips (I got mine from Target, they’re by Nestle)

Wet Ingredients:

1 1/2 sticks melted butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 whole egg + 1 egg yolk
plash of vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 325F
  2. Set aside the halloween chocolate chips. Combine the rest of the dry ingredients.
  3. In another bowl combine all the wet ingredients.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir till combined.
  5. Add the halloween chocolate chips and stir till evenly distributed.
  6. Scoop the dough on a baking sheet 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown around the edges and slightly underdone in the center.
  8. Allow cookies to cool completely on the baking sheet. This step is important to achieve chewiness.
  9. You will remove the cookies from the oven while they are still slightly underdone, the residual time on the hot cookie sheets cooks them gently to the perfect state of chewiness.
  10. Sprinkle on a bit more flaky/coarse salt while the cookies are still hot.
  11. Enjoy!


Cardamom Ice Cream

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***BTW, don’t eat whole cardamom pods and don’t serve the ice cream with pods as a garnish like photographed above. It would be nasty to bite into a cardamom pod. I did it because I wanted to be an angsty artist who didn’t do logical things and only followed the beauty and my gut, you know what I mean? It’s ok, neither do I.***

If you’re not familiar with cardamom this dessert is a great introduction to the spice and if you already know and love cardamom then I don’t really need to say anything. Just scroll down to the recipe card and make it happen.

To make an ice cream base, that you can flavor any way you like, all you need are a few pantry staples:

Milk, cream, eggs and sugar.

As long as you have these things, you have ice cream!

Add some cardamom and you have some serious gourmet shit. (If you get that reference, comment below and I will have found my spirit animal in you.)

You need about 8-10 whole green cardamom pods, crushed so that the inner seeds are released because that’s where most of the flavor is.

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Banana Biscoff Ice Cream (No Dairy, Paleo, Guilt-Free!)

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banana biscoff ice cream 36 Making Banana Biscoff Ice Cream is so easy. You don’t need an ice cream maker, just a food processor or blender. It’s a totally guilt-free ice cream base made of literally just bananas and a spoonful of some speculoos cookie spread known as Biscoff, an optional indulgence.

To keep it super healthy, add fruits and/or nuts and seeds or just a little drizzle of honey or maybe your favorite nut butter.

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East Meets West Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

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 This East Meets West ice cream cookie sandwich will knock your flip flops off. The date and cardamom cookies are perfectly chewy, the saffron ice cream is rich and creamy and the pistachios add the perfect crunch.

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Chewy Cardamom & Date Cookies

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 This cardamom and date cookie is kind of like an oatmeal raisin cookie and a chocolate chip cookie had a baby.

My husband claims he doesn’t like dates (WTF) and is terrified of cardamom so when he asked what kind of  cookies these were I said, “The kind that happen when chocolate chip cookies and oatmeal raisin cookies have a baby.” Intrigued, he grabbed one and took a bite. Now he keeps asking me to make more of my “weird baby cookies.”

You should try it.

It’s sweet and chewy and it’s a cookie.

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Saffron Ice Cream

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This, ladies and gentlemen, is Saffron Ice Cream.

This sweet treat is decadent, addictive and exotic.

Kind of like me 😉

I hope…

Plus, it’s perfect for summer!

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Game of Thrones Lemon Cakes

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Game of Thrones Lemon Cakes are so comforting when you’re watching a show where the characters you like are routinely murdered, and the ones you hate the most live another day to scheme and plot.

Although she doesn’t seem like a schemer (yet), there are two things you can count on with Sansa Stark: (1) she loves lemon cakes, and (2) she’s going to make a stupid decision.


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