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Sea Salt and Thyme Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Every year about this time the geese seem to become placated with their surroundings. I never considered my area south enough for a bird to be comfortable through the winter, but our ponds are filled with hundreds of geese, the fields lined with them and causal strolls through the park become dangerous missions filled with little land minds. Some people mind the geese, some people enjoy them. I don’t mind them have an opinion either way about their mass numbers and odd choice in the sunny tropical south. (Though, this winter they may be on to something).

Every year though, there are a few scattered pairs that pull on my heart strings. They can always be seen close together near a drainage ditch and a busy intersection. There will be a small flock of goslings later in the spring and the birds will stand close guard until eventually they vanish.

Are they rebellious loners who broke away from the pack or have they lost their way and are waiting for the call from above to join up with another flock. Are they safe in their tiny drainage ditch or are they in constant peril with the rushing drivers not more than 6 feet away.

These are the things I think about when I driving. I try to slow at the spots where I know the geese and their future family will be. Please tell me I’m not alone in these thoughts.


The thyme flavor is mild right out of the oven, but who can resist a warm chocolate chip cookie? Give it a day or so and the thyme really starts to pop in these.


Patricia Conte

Thursday 23rd of May 2013

Whoa!!!! These sound amazing! What a wonderful idea - thanks for sharing!!


Monday 23rd of July 2012

I love the way these taste. The thyme is a little bit spicy, but it combines really well with the taste of the chocolate and salt.


Thursday 31st of May 2012

Made these tonight and they were extremely delicious. The sweet / savory / subtle saltiness combo is fantastic. The thyme adds a very unique and distinct flavor, but not overwhelming or unfortunate; just right.Thanks so much for this recipe!


Friday 1st of June 2012

Nothing is more awesome to a food blogger then when people actually try their recipes. I'm glad you enjoyed these. I found that I enjoyed the flavors more on day two when everyone had a chance to mingle.

Russell van Kraayenburg

Tuesday 28th of February 2012

What an awesome flavor combo! I've never thought to put thyme in cookies. And I make about 6 dozen cookies a week.

You're definitely not alone. I just about rolled my truck this morning swerving to avoid a squirrel who decided to play chicken with me.

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

Monday 27th of February 2012

Now you can get your veggies (or herbs) in while eating chocolate. I love this idea :)