Sea salt and thyme chocolate chip cookies

For the past few years, I have really been enjoying the salty sweet combo. To me, it’s the perfect combination.
These cookies fit perfectly into that category. Plus, they have the added flavor of the thyme.

To make them, I mixed together the flour, baking soda, salt and thyme. I didn’t measure the thyme but just added until I felt it looked like enough.

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Next, I combined the butter and sugar in my mixer. Then I added the vanilla and eggs. Finally, the flour mixture is added in three batches.

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The last ingredient is the chocolate. I used chocolate chips instead of chunks.

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Once the chocolate is folded in, the dough is ready to be scooped out onto the pan.

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Before the cookies go into the oven, they are sprinkled with coarse sea salt.

11 minutes in the oven and you have some tasty cookies!

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Banana oat cookies

One of the first recipes from Pinterest that I started making on a regular basis was the banana oat cookie. My original pin ended up not working anymore, so I deleted it.
The recipe is actually the easiest recipe ever, though.

Get two ripe bananas. I used ones from the freezer and let them thaw for a few hours.

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Add one cup of quick oats to the peeled bananas. Or get your helper to do it!

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When I make these I usually add a handful of chocolate chips, but to my shock and surprise I was OUT of chocolate chips. Horrific, I know! So this time I added a handful of Reese chips.

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My helper and I took turns mixing everything together.

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Then I scooped out each individual cookie. I made them small, but you could make them any size.

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During the 14 minute wait in a 350 degree oven, my helper was patiently watching over the cookies.

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Finally, the cookies were ready and my helper got to have herself a delicious bedtime snack!

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Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies with sea salt

When I saw the recipe for these cookies from ambitious kitchen , I knew I had to make them! They looked and sounded amazing. And simple.

I mixed my dry ingredients in one bowl and started mixing my peanut butter and butter in my mixer. 20140516-213455.jpg

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I used natural peanut butter for this recipe.
Next came the sugar. Then I added the egg and yolk, vanilla, honey and I opted for the sour cream instead of the plain Greek yogurt, since it was what I had in my fridge.

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After that, I mixed the dry ingredients and chocolate chips in and put the dough in the freezer for 20 minutes.

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When I took it out, I rolled the dough into balls and lightly pressed down with a fork. I popped them into the oven for 12 minutes. I sprinkled them with sea salt once they were done and somehow a cookie ended up in my hand and then my mouth… YUM!

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These cookies are delicious! They were a big hit and made about 28 cookies.