I thought perhaps I would the end the week with some sweets. I’ve had this recipe pinned for quite some time and thought it was time to try out these fancy cookies. Although, I made some adjustments. I added some salt and some nuts to make them even more fabulous!

I tried to find a little bit of history behind these cookies, aside from the fact that they are probably served at the Ritz Carlton. Alas, I couldn’t find anything besides the Ritz Carlton hosting a World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie competition in November, of which I wouldn’t mind attending.

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But honestly, how can you go wrong with a cookie recipe that includes 5 sticks of butter. Seriously. I decided to jazz these puppies up a bit with some pecans and a sprinkle of salt to finish them off and I think it did the trick. My family gobbled them up by the handful!

So just a couple of notes… This recipe makes a lot of cookies so if you’re searching for just a small batch, I’d cut the ingredients in half. Also, I want to recommend getting an OXO Cookie Scoopfor perfectly round cookies. This is a new tool to my kitchen and I will never bake another cookie without it!

Ritz Carlton Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies
Serves: 48

  • 1¼ pounds unsalted butter (5 sticks), room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 6 cups flour
  • 4 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Coarse sea salt to finish

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until incorporated.
  4. Stir the dry ingredients in (baking soda, salt and flour) until evenly combined and finally the chocolate chips and pecans.
  5. Scoop batter onto baking sheet on large mounds, 2-3 inches apart.
  6. Bake 10-12 minutes until edges are golden and centers are almost set.
  7. When you remove the cookies from the oven, sprinkle lightly with salt.
  8. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

Ritz Carlton Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies | foodnfocus.com