Salt. It goes well with chocolate. And in baked goods. So in baked goods with chocolate in them? Like chocolate chunk cookies?
Now what else goes well with chocolate?
Citrus. Lime, specifically.
To cover all the bases, you could make lime truffles AND salty chocolate chunk cookies.
Boring. Combine it all. Lime, chocolate, sea salt.
Lime-Sea Salt Chocolate Chunk Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon coarse sea salt
2 1/2 cups flour
Zest from 4 limes
Juice from 3 limes
12 ounces bittersweet chocolate (Scharffen Berger 70% cocoa), chopped into ½” chunks
Cream butter, sugars, and lime zest about two minutes on medium speed in a stand mixer. Add egg, vanilla, and lime juice beat an additional minute. Add flour, stir on slow speed until nearly combined, then add salt and chocolate chunks. Stir until uniform, then roll into 1 inch balls and place on a baking sheet.
Bake at 350° F for 8-10 minutes until just turning golden. Allow to cool at least 30 seconds before eating.
Be nice. Save a few for your friends.
Do you like citrus or salt with chocolate? Which do you like better?