sea salt and dark chocolate cookies.

Milk and cookies; the perfect combination. Just like tea and toast, cheese and wine and jam and scones, this American tradition goes together like peas and carrots. One of the latest foodie trends though is mixing sweet and savoury in baking. Like salted caramel, sea salt with chocolate can add a little extra flavour and texture to sugary bakes.

Inspired by America's famous Sweet Corner Bakeshop and their sea salt chocolate chip cookies, I've created my own recipe featuring a duo of sea salt and dark chocolate. Warmed up and slurped down with a glass of milk? Perfection!

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(Makes six extra large cookies)
♥ 130g salted butter
♥ 130g brown muscovado sugar
♥ One large free range egg
♥ 1 tsp vanilla extract
♥ 200g plain flour
♥ 1 tsp sea salt
♥ 150 good quality 70%+ dark chocolate, broken into pieces

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper ready.

Step one. Cream together the butter and sugar until mixed together and fluffy.

Step two. Add in the egg and 1 tsp vanilla until incorporated.

Step three. Lastly add in the flour, salt and most of the chocolate.

Step four. Add your mixture to your baking tray with a good distance apart. Place the remaining few chocolate chunks on the top of your cookies. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden and cooked through.

Serve warm with a cold glass of milk! Sprinkle with extra sea salt on the melting chocolate for that extra sweet and salty hit!

The Times have put together a piece featuring the top NYC food spots as curated by lifestyle bloggers and foodies. Head over to The Taste of New York for an interactive map of must-visit foodie picks. As I mentioned, this sea salt and dark chocolate cookie recipe was inspired by Sweet Corner Bakeshop in the West Village... I challenge you to resist!

Do you have any favourite cookie recipes? Perhaps an American inspired recipe? Or a particular dessert you've picked up along your travels?

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