Inspired by the famous Gideon's Cookies, this cookie is seriously thick, soft-baked, salty, sweet, chocolate delight!
In a large mixing bowl, use a mixer to cream together butter, shortening, and sugar until combined
Add your eggs and vanilla extract and whisk until just combined.
Next, add flour, baking soda, and salt and whisk again until smooth.
To avoid extra waste, try these reusable baking mats! They are great for nonstick and super easy to clean.
Set 1/2 cup of chocolate chips aside and add 1 cup to the dough. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to mix.
Split dough into 6. Roll the dough in to form a sphere, then lightly push your hands together so that the dough is a little bit taller than it is wide.
Place dough on a lined baking sheet, leaving at least 2 inches of space between each cookie. Put in the refrigerator for at least one hour (or up to 24 hours) to chill.
Preheat your oven to 325°F and bake for 12-14 minutes. The cookies should be very slightly underdone.
Grab a handful of chocolate chips and lightly press them into the top of the just-baked cookie.
Sprinkle each cookie with sea salt and let cool at least one hour before digging in. Enjoy!
Using powder-free food service gloves is a great option for pressing the chocolate chips into the just-baked cookies.