Makes about 24
½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
½ cup castor sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1¼ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1½ cups dark cooking chocolate
fine sea salt flakes for topping
1 Place rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat oven to 180C.
2 Line two baking sheets with baking paper.
3 Carefully melt half a cup of the cooking chocolate.
4 Chop the remaining chocolate into chips.
5 Beat butter and sugars together until pale and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add the egg and beat in for about 1 minute. Add vanilla extract and beat to incorporate. Beat in the melted chocolate.
6 Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt.
7 Add the mixture all at once to the butter mixture. Beat on a low speed until just incorporated. Finally mix in the chocolate chips.
8 For each cookie, spoon about 2 tbsp of the mix onto the tray, gently flatten the mix and sprinkle with the salt flakes. Leave about 5cm of room between each cookie.
9 Bake for 18 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the tray for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.By Grant Allen