These Miso Chocolate Chip Cookies are the best of so many worlds. The ends are slightly crispy and chewy with a super soft center. The miso adds a wonderful, unexpected savory element to this sweet chocolate chip cookie.
“Miso…in coookies?” Yes, girl. In cookies. I didn’t exactly invent this idea but using white and red miso being used in baked good has been on trend for the last few years. And for good reason.
Miso adds a lovely, rich nuttiness to cookies. At first bite, the flavor is very subtle. You have to think about it and then you’re like “Ohhhh yeah. There it is.”
Why Miso in Cookies
How to Make Miso Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Whisk together the dry ingredients. With this recipe we have all-purpose flour, baking powder and baking soda.
- Cream together the unsalted butter, miso, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla. I like to do this for 3 to 4 minutes, until super light and fluffy.
- Crack in the egg. And then mix it just until combined.
- Add the dry ingredient mixture. And then mix it on low until you mostly don’t see any speckles of flour.
- Pour in the chopped chocolate and give it a last mix.
- Scoop out balls of cookie dough and place them on a baking sheet. Transfer to the fridge to chill for 1 hour.
- And then bake them off, 6 at a time. Top them with a bit of salt, if you like!
How to Freeze Chocolate Chip Cookies for Later
I wrote a whole post on it! But in the sake of brevity, here’s an easy way I do it:
- Transfer balls of dough on a baking sheet to the freezer.
- Freeze until very cold, about 1 hour.
- Transfer to a freezer-safe bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
- When you’re reading to bake them, you can do so straight from the freezer! It might take a minute or two longer.
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 2 tablespoons white sweet miso paste
- 1/2 cup light or dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 4 ounces dark chocolate , chopped into shards
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.
- Add the unsalted butter, miso, sugars and vanilla extract to the bowl of a stand-up mixer. (Alternatively, you can do this in a large bowl and use an electric hand mixer.) Cream the ingredients together until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
- Crack in the egg and beat just until it’s combined. Add the flour and mix once more just until you no flour speckles appear. Add the chopped chocolate and mix one last time.
- You can either use a large cookie scoop (that holds 3 tablespoons of cookie dough) or a medium cookie scoop (that holds 1 1/2 tablespoons cookie dough).
- Scoop out balls of cookie dough onto a baking sheet and transfer to the fridge to chill for 1 hour. You can also freeze the entire portion of cookie dough or half of it (instructions to do so in this post).
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Transfer 6 balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them a part because these do spread. Place in the oven and bake for about 12 to 14 minutes, until the edges are lightly golden brown. When they come out of the oven, they’ll be slightly puffy but will fall when cooled. Repeat the baking process with the remaining 4 cookies.
- Sprinkle with flaky sea salt, if you like!
If you make these Miso Chocolate Chip Cookies, let me know on Instagram!
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