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Baking salted chocolate chip cookies with OXO for kids battling cancer

I have been fortunate enough to bake a difference using OXO’s tools to support the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer initiative that helps fund research to develop new, improved and less toxic treatments for pediatric cancer. This year I’m baking Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies to make a difference. 

One of the things that I love about the way that you can support is that you can host your own bake sale to raise funds for the cause, and I hope the recipe and tools that I’m sharing today will inspire you to start your own bake sale

The Tools

When you’re baking, it’s always important to use good tools. If you’ve ever seen my kitchen or taken a read of this blog, you know that OXO tools are often found in my kitchen cabinets and drawers. They make products that often solve unique problems, and every time I get to work with them, or when I see something I don’t already have, I’m always thinking about how I can get it and how it may help my cooking workflow. 

The Non-Stick Pro Half Sheet Jelly Roll Pan is a great, large baking pan. I love the pattern in the bottom, that helps to give your cakes some character. 

If you’re a fan of easy clean-up, the Silicone Baking Mat will probably be a kitchen favorite. I love how easy it is to clean, and how items slide off really easily! I can’t wait to try making macarons with this mat. 

The 11″ Balloon Whisk is a great tool for baking. I oftentimes use my stand mixer to do the incorporating because I’m a lazy cook, but the balloon whisk does a really nice job of incorporating ingredients without adding too much air. 

Lastly, the Small Cookie Scoop helps me end up with consistent cookies. Without it, I’m pretty sure every single cookie I made would have come out a different size. 

Each one of these tools helped me in different ways to make this cookie recipe. I absolutely loved being able to scoop out my ingredients evenly, and having a pan and silicone mat large enough that I didn’t have to worry about the cookies sticking. 

Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Now, what you’ve all been waiting for. The recipe! Note that I made some modifications to the original recipe that would help it be more diabetes-friendly. Enjoy! They are SO chocolatey and the perfect little bite. 

Dan Kluger’s Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

September 4, 2018

From Dan: As a father, I can’t imagine what it’s like to have a child diagnosed with a terminal disease. No parent should have to experience that, which is why I decided years ago to…

  • 15m
  • 8m
  • 23m
  • Dessert
  • 48 2-inch cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) Butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • ¾ cup Light brown sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • Flour 2 ½ cups
  • Dark chocolate feves 1 cup
  • Milk chocolate feves 1 cup
  • Maldon salt (for finishing)

Instructions

  1. Lightly cream butter and sugar. Try not to incorporate too much air.
  2. Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each until smooth.
  3. Add vanilla, baking soda, and kosher salt.
  4. Add flour and chocolates, mixing just until combined. Feves are larger chocolate disks that make for great layers of chocolate in the cookies, they also tend to be made with higher quality chocolate.
  5. Refrigerate cookie dough for a half hour before portioning. Use a 1 oz cookie scoop or aim for balls that are about 2 Tbsp in size. Sprinkle with a little Maldon.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 7-8 minutes, depending on your oven. The cookies will turn golden brown at the edges. They should still be slightly puffy in the middle, but starting to color in the middle as well.

Looking for something to do with all the treats you baked? 
Join the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer 4th Annual 50 State Challenge in support of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September. The goal is simple: inspire Cookies for Kids’ Cancer events to take place in all 50 states to promote childhood cancer awareness and raise funds to help develop new, and less toxic pediatric cancer treatments.

Host a bake sale in your neighborhood, run a race, or throw a fundraiser at your school. You can join in the challenge by registering your event online today; if you mark that you were inspired by OXO when you register, they’ll match proceeds from your bake sale up to our annual commitment.*

*This year, OXO will donate up to $100,000 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a recognized 501c(3) public charity duly incorporated under the laws of the state of New Jersey. 100% of proceeds raised by Cookies fund pediatric cancer research. Visit OXO or cookiesforkidscancer.org for more information.

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Make this gooey, soft, salted chocolate chip cookie recipe adapted from Chef Dan Kluger.

8 Comments

  1. Immaculate
    September 14, 2018 / 5:45 pm
    Recipe Rating: 5

    Yummy cookies for a great cause. Absolute YES!

  2. September 14, 2018 / 4:54 am
    Recipe Rating: 5

    I’m greedy and never say no to a great cookie recipe. Yum!!

  3. adriana
    September 13, 2018 / 3:43 pm

    These look SO good! What a delicious idea – I definitely am going to try this recipe out!

  4. September 13, 2018 / 10:36 am
    Recipe Rating: 5

    There is nothing like a classic chocolate chip cookie–these look great!

  5. September 13, 2018 / 10:00 am

    a nice spin on the chocolate chip cookie! I can’t wait to try making this 🙂

  6. September 13, 2018 / 2:19 am

    Must try a vegan option of these chocolate cookies 🙂

  7. Samantha Leigh Kresz
    September 12, 2018 / 6:23 pm

    What a great initiative. I’ve actually never heard of this and the recipe sounds amazing.

  8. September 12, 2018 / 10:33 am
    Recipe Rating: 5

    Okay well these look amazing and I have to bake cookies for an event I am going to this weekend so I may just try these out. Pinning now. Thanks so much!

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