Sunday, February 3, 2019

Læsø Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies #GoodCookieFoodBloggers #Valentines #HelpingCookies #Sponsored

 This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of OXO, just one of the #GoodCookieFoodBloggers sponsor.
I received complimentary products as a thank you for my participation in this event,
but all opinions are honest and they are my own. This page may contain affiliate links.

The Cause
Here we are at the third annual Good Cookie Food Bloggers' Valentines' Event hosted, again, by the amazing Julie of The Little Kitchen who wants to make a different in the fight against pediatric cancer. This fun event crosses borders with bloggers from all over and raises fund for Cookies for Kids' Cancer, a national non-profit organization committed to funding new therapies used in the fight against pediatric cancer, which claims the lives of more children in the US than any other disease.


Did you know that cancer is the #1 cause of death of children by disease in the U.S.? There are 40,000 U.S. children actively battling cancer right now. With less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute's budget going to all childhood cancer combined, I knew it was important for me to get involved. 

Help us make a difference by donating to Cookies for Kids' Cancer! Our goal is to raise at least $3000. Last year we raised $13,395!! Wow. Because these three companies: Dixie CrystalsOXOand Mediavine have each pledged to match our donations we are looking to raise $3,000 to end up with a $12,000 donation to fight pediatric cancer.

Every little bit helps! Donate here.


As a thank you for participating in this event, one of the event sponsors OXO sent me a great care package. I used them in the creation of this cookie. Grateful!

All the Cookies
Before we get to my cookies, here's the line-up!


My Cookie:
Læsø Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

A quick note about the title: Læsø Salted. I noticed this canister in the store when I was grocery shopping with my friend in Denmark. "Oh, that's a special salt from Læsø Island," she explained. That's all she needed to say. I popped it into the cart. I packed it in my carry-on luggage. And I answered for the "unidentifiable powder" to the customs inspector. Thankfully, they let me keep it. I only wish I had gotten more.

Turns out Læsø Salt is unfiltered handcrafted sea salt which has been used and produced since ancient times on Læsø Island, Denmark. Still using the processing techniques from the 11th century, they collect groundwater on the south side of the island. They boil it in a large kettle until it crystallizes, then they hang it to dry longer in a fired hut.

On one hand, I love it and have been using it in everything. On the other hand, I feel as if I should save it for special occasions. I'm still debating.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 C olive oil
  • 1 t pure vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 C dark brown sugar, lightly packed (prefer Dixie Crystals)
  • 2-1/2 C flour
  • 1 t baking soda
  • pinch of flakey sea salt + more for sprinkling (you can substitue Maldon or other kind)
  • 1 C semisweet chocolate chips
  • Also needed: cookie scoop, silicone mat, and baking sheet (prefer OXO)

Procedure

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. 

In a large mixing bowl, combine olive oil, vanilla, eggs, and brown sugar. Whisk until blended. Add flour, salt, and baking soda to bowl and mix until ingredients are completely moistened. 



Fold chocolate chips into the dough with a spatula.


Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or a sheet of parchment paper. Use a cookie scoop to scoop dough into balls.


Place scoops 1" apart on the baking sheet and place in the oven.


Bake cookies for 10 to 12 minutes until lightly browned. Remove to a wire rack to let cool. The cookies will firm as they cool.


Serve cookies immediately or let them cool completely and store in an airtight container.

*Disclosure: I received product for free from the sponsor for for participating in this event, 
however, I have received no additional compensation for my post. 
My opinion is 100% my own and 100% accurate.

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for a beautiful recipe for such a worthy cause!
    Your Mediavine swag is on the way and should be to you soon. It's just a small token of our appreciation for your time and efforts to wipe out pediatric cancer.
    — Susannah at Mediavine

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    1. Thank YOU, Susannah, for supporting such a great cause. I look forward to trying more of the cookie recipes.

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  2. Thank you so much for participating this year! You’re amazing! ��

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