Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix // Not Without Salt

Whew. It took me awhile to write out that title. It’s a doozy and I think it accurately shows the doozy of a day we are having around here.

First of all my baby turns 4 today. Seriously, my baby is 4. Remember when she was just a sweet little pudgy puff of sleek black hair?! Now she’s a full on big girl. She prances around in my high heels, wrestles with the boys, spends most of her life pretending she’s a cat and still sneaks into bed with us almost nightly.

We’re celebrating our Ivy Jane with a towering Hello Kitty cake and a new business venture. Because we’re crazy in the best possible way and Ivy and I both agree that the world needs more salted chocolate chip cookies. She’s wise, that one.

Starting today you can order the NWS Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie in mix form! Wait, that needs a few more of these: !!!

Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix // Not Without Salt


Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix // Not Without Salt

Everything is hand packed and ready for 1 stick of soft butter and 1 egg. We’re using Shepherd’s Grain organic flour, three types of sugar (white, dark brown, and raw Turbinado), ground whole dried vanilla beans, Guittard 72% bittersweet chocolate, and Maldon flaky sea salt. If you haven’t had these cookies before, they are quite special and easily THE most made recipe in our house.

Here’s the deal, I LOVE this blog and all of you who visit this space. It’s been one of those orange round life saver things that dangle at the back of a boat (we were just on a ferry today so the reference is fresh) in a season where I often felt as if I was drowning. This blog has led me to a career that I never knew I wanted and yet now I see that all the pieces of my life up to this point have led me here. The comments, the inspiration, and the community has been a gift that often leaves me overwhelmed by its sweetness. But what I don’t get to do with the blog is actually feed you. I mean like have you sit at my table while I stand in the kitchen mixing up a batch of whatever is inspiring me in that moment. Because as much as I love this space and am so incredibly grateful for it, it’s no replacement for the satisfaction I get from feeding people. I know, I know cookie mix doesn’t put us at the same table but it is something made from my hands and then put in yours. It’s tangible, it’s real and it’s freaking delicious.

As my dear friend, Julie and I packed each tube I thought so often of the trays of warm cookies that will fill the homes of those who purchase and my goodness it got me excited (please send pictures, I’m totally serious).

But wait, there’s more (as if I didn’t sound like a commercial already)! I haven’t even told you about what I think is the very best part.

We’ve teamed up with our good friends at First Aid Arts (site launching very soon) to help cookies bring even more sweetness into this world. A little bit about them:


First Aid Arts trains counselors and trauma care providers how to use the arts in a healing capacity with survivors of trauma. We serve victims of human trafficking, natural disasters, war, abuse and violence, as well as the brave and beautiful who care for them.


How amazing is that? So we’re eating warm chocolate chip cookies AND knowing that part of every purchase goes directly to that cause. I’ll be talking more about them as we continue in this new venture. I’m really hoping to be able bake these cookies with some of the victims because we all could benefit from a cookie every now and again.

There’s still a couple more things to mention in this jam-packed post. First, bookmark this page because when your cookie mix arrives you can jump back here and watch the handy video below to know how to easily mix your mix. I think my brother did a damn fine job with it.





Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies and Cream // Not Without Salt

Also, ICE CREAM. I went and made ice cream with some of these here cookies. Gabe’s favorite flavor is Cookies and Cream so I combined my favorite cookie with his favorite ice cream and we created magic. I’ve sandwiched these cookies in between ice cream before but this, this is a new favorite.

This new business idea is a whole new world for us and as such there will most likely be a few kinks in the process. Please let us know if you come across any of those kinks and bare with us as we’ll probably be making some changes along the way. Also, get excited about HOLIDAY FLAVORS!!!

ADDED: Speaking of kinks, we’ve changed our online marketplace. It’s a good change. Click here to order! Thanks.

As always, thanks for being here, for supporting me in this crazy journey, for cheering me on and for being big fans of salted chocolate chip cookies. I wish I could bake you all cookies but that’d be a little crazy. What I can do is give three of you one of the very first tubes of the NWS Cookie Mix. Leave a comment below and I’ll choose the winners at random next Monday (9/15)

Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies and Cream // Not Without Salt

Now let’s go make some cookies.



Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

base recipe from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home


2 cups milk

4 tsp. cornstarch

1 1/4 cups heavy cream

2/3 cup sugar

2 tbsp. light corn syrup

1/4 tsp. kosher salt

3 tbsp. cream cheese, softened

8 Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies (order the mix here!), chopped

Grab two large bowls and fill one with ice water. Set aside.

In a bowl, stir together 1/4 cup milk and the cornstarch; set slurry aside.

In a 4-qt. saucepan, whisk together remaining milk and the cream, sugar, syrup, and salt; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook for 4 minutes; stir in slurry.

Return to a boil and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 2 minutes.

Place cream cheese in a bowl and pour in 1/4 cup hot milk mixture; whisk until smooth.

Then whisk in remaining milk mixture.

Pour mixture into the empty bowl and nestle in the bowl of ice water until chilled, about 20 minutes.

Pour mixture into an ice cream maker; process according to manufacturer’s instructions.

When the ice cream base is the consistency of soft serve add the chopped cookie bits. Let the machine continue to churn until all the pieces have been added the combined well.

Transfer ice cream to a storage container and freeze until set.

455 Responses to “Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix + Giveaway (and ice cream)”

  1. Bake

    Congratulations! These sound incredible! Any plans to ship overseas, or the UK specifically? Would love to buy! Bake xo

  2. Angie

    Congrats! I am sure your new venture will be a huge success. Oh my salted chocolate. I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these!

  3. Sarah

    So glad my insomnia led me to your blog! Wish I had a plate of those cookies right now.

  4. Bobbie

    Wow! Those look (and sound) absolutely delicious. I have made salted peanut butter chocolate chip cookies and very much look forward to trying yours!

  5. Sara @ Cake Over Steak

    Woo hoo!! This is amazing. One of my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes BY FAR. And now you get to share them with the world in a new way! Just wonderful. Congrats!

  6. Lori

    Love the idea of a cookie mix. Great to take on vacation or give as a gift.

  7. Sarah

    Those look amazing and would save my life…and relationship. My father-in law thinks my man’s ex makes the best chocolate chip cookies n the planet and I’ve yet to win him over on my own merit. Time to call in for back-up 😉

  8. Brenda

    Congratulations! This is very exciting. And we just used our ice cream maker for the very first time this weekend. So good!

  9. Ali

    What a great idea- love the tube and love the ice cream mix-up! Can’t wait for more flavors. Good luck with this endeavor. Love your blog and your recipes

  10. Brigid

    I have made this recipe from your blog at home before and I loved it! Would love to try the mix!

  11. Heather

    I just moved into a 124-year-old row home and a prepackaged mix would be most welcome! Especially a good smelling and tasty one!

  12. Sheridan

    It is a delight reading your posts.
    Little Ivy is as precious as ever, and your cookies and ice cream look as delicious as ever. 😉
    Thank you for sharing about First Aid Art — absolutely love the concept of reaching out via the arts. Love to hear more about the organization!!

  13. Doris R.

    Hello Ashley!

    I emailed you my address to ship my prize! I hope you got it!!!!!!!!!!


  14. Heather

    What a fabulous idea!! All those ingredients sound so gourmet–I’d love to try the mix.

  15. Jess Baird

    Finally one of your amazing recipes that I can actually make in my tiny dorm kitchen!!! Can’t wait to try out the mix!

  16. Michelle S

    I don’t know if these could make it by me and into the oven. 😛

  17. Sara

    Wowie zowie! Woke up and read this post and now I’m starving for cookies! I feel like I truly know understand the cookie monster’s plight in the world! These look great and I hope they bring lots of people many happy moments cause you can’t be sad eating a chocolate chip cookie!!!!!

  18. Sara E

    Wowie zowie! These look amazing! Woke up and read this and am starving for cookies now! Hope this brings you and many others much joy and happiness cause you can’t be sad eating a chocolate chip cookie!!

  19. Krista E.

    These look so GOOD!! Thanks for opportunity to win and congrats 😉

  20. Elisabeth

    Congratulations! You deserve all of this success and more. Can’t wait to try the cookies for myself 🙂

  21. Frances

    The packaging is amazing! (As the cookies are as well, no doubt!)
    Great host/hostess gift.

  22. Jenny H

    Wow, Congrats! As a long time reader, I wish you all the best with this new venture, it looks (and I bet tastes) amazing!

  23. Alex

    How amazing! What a great thing to see something you dreamed about come to life! Congrats and can’t wait to try it!

  24. Meagan Davenport

    Ahhh … so exciting!! Couldn’t wait to hear more (got a heads up from Julie) and this is just thrilling. 😀

    Would love to try the cookie mix!!

  25. Kiran

    Firstly, Happy Birthday to your baby Girl. Secondly, congratulations to you for making this kit. Its quite something. Well Done!

    I would very much love a pack of that if you are feeling generous. Much obliged!


  26. amy

    How exciting! Congratulations on the new venture. I can think of a half-dozen gorgeous little shops where this mix would be right at home, so I’m sure it will be a success!

  27. Manda

    These cookies look and sound absolute delicious! I would love to win a tube!

  28. Dina

    YAY! Congrats on your new adventure! I can’t wait to try them, I feel like I can smell them already! Cookies + Ice cream = Double WIN! 🙂

  29. Gina

    Oh how exciting – it’s amazing where things lead when we follow our hearts. Cookies look delish!!

  30. Lizzie

    It looks beautiful! Maldon salt in a cookie mix – that’s incredible. My fingers are crossed!

  31. Jojo

    Good luck with these. I wish I had a box right now. I think this is an excellent idea.

  32. Amber LaBounty

    Yum!! I would LOVE to try these cookies out – they look fabulous!

  33. Steph Zerbst

    So thrilled for your latest and greatest venture. When you were a little girl, making earrings at the Cafe to sell, I thought to myself, “This kid is gonna go places in life!” You’re so amazing. Heartiest blessings and congratulations, little “Smash.”

  34. Kristi

    Yum! Can’t wait to try these! Congratulations on your new business venture.

  35. Sarah

    I’ve had Turbinado sugar on my shopping list for over a week so I could make your cookies! Now, I get to add “nws cookie mix” to my pantry staples! Looking forward to making these with my boys! And yes, a few more of these are necessary: !!! 🙂

  36. Michelle

    Good heavens…the cookies look perfect enough, but then you go and add Jeni’s ice cream. DANG! Congrats on the new venture and can’t wait to try this recipe.

  37. Reannon Pino

    First off – congratulations! 🙂 I can’t wait to see what’s in store!

    Now, let me hunt down that old ice cream maker that hasn’t been used in who knows when – because I REALLY want to make some of these! All I need is the cookie mix… wink wink. 😉

    Seriously though. Lol.

  38. Katerina

    Great Idea! I think it will be a business hit! Thanks for all the inspiration.

  39. alysha findley

    I’ve been craving chocolate chip cookies and wanted to start teaching my son to bake. I can’t think of a better cookie mix with love to get him started.

  40. Joelle

    CONGRATS! Love, love, love these cookies, btw. And Happy Birthday, Ivy!

  41. Sarah

    These look wonderful & I love the packaging. Good luck with the new venture!

  42. Ashley

    HUGE CONGRATS! The packaging is amazing. Loved the video too. Wishing you all the best on this new venture! I opened and ran a granola bar business awhile back so I feel you on the amount of work that goes into this type of thing. Best of luck!!!

  43. Libby

    This post made me drool. Very cool to be supporting a cause while fulfilling a need for chocolate – win-win!.

  44. Rebecca

    oh my chocho goodness! I think I just drooled all over my keyboard. I think you nailed every part of what I find delectable about cho. chip cookies- the recipe I most love is the one where I can taste that hint of salt and the chips just melt onto your chin. Off to see if this will be my favorite recipe.

  45. Sarah

    Cookies? Yes please! My wedding is in a month and I could use all the chocolate I can get!

  46. Rowan

    I LOVE that you put this together as a way to connect with your readers. Your food is beautiful and I can feel the love from here.

  47. Wendy

    Congratuations! These look delicious, and having made other cookies from your recipes, I can’t wait to try them. Three kinds of sugar!

  48. Vivien McNamara

    Inspirational creation and amazing fun. I’d make these for my family and share a bit more love and a yummy treat. You obviously bake from the heart so I know your business venture will blossom. Good Luck!!

  49. Danielle

    It’s still morning and I want to eat so many of these cookies. You’re both evil and amazing. Such an amazing idea to bring your goodies to our homes!

  50. Megan

    If the money from the cookies don’t assist this awesome cause fast enough – providing those fantastic looking cookies + ice cream would be a great start. In all seriousness though, what a great fundraiser. Best of luck.

  51. Louise

    What a wonderful, wonderful idea! I don’t know how many times I read cooking blogs and, as much as I love baking, wish that somebody would just make the delicious treats for me. This is about as close as one can get!

  52. Stephanie Hanley

    This post definitely needs more of these: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Congrats on the new venture and the partnership and OMG amazing cookies!

  53. Nikki S

    Great idea for a new business venture! The ingredients in your mix is top-notch. So craving a chocolate chip cookie now. Best wishes

  54. Brianne Wright

    The video is amazing! The cookies look fabulous! So proud of you and your success 🙂

  55. Julie

    Cookies & ice cream look amazing! I love the video too. So happy for you!

  56. Brenna Arnesen

    Yummy! Do let me know if you should decide to do some packaged dry soup mixes (Moroccan stew, perhaps?)… I would totally get some for my fall pantry. Love NWS! 🙂

  57. Carolyn

    Those cookies look amazing. I’m thinking of some people who would love to get the mix for Christmas and would enjoy knowing part of the proceeds go to benefit survivors.

  58. Molly

    Love the packaging and can’t wait to try! I think the salt just may make them favorites.

  59. Colleen N.

    Congratulations on your new venture! Looks like a winningly, scrumptious combination.

  60. Neha

    I’m leaving a comment below because YUMMM. 🙂 These look so delicious!! 🙂

  61. Louise

    That video was perfect, it made making cookies look fun (and can I say, a little sexy?!) loved it! Congratulations on your new venture, super excited to get my hands on these!

  62. Mandy Batla

    I am ready and waiting, just returned from the grocery store with milk. These look incredible!! And I have the perfect little helper to make them..

  63. Mandy Batla

    I am ready and waiting, just returned from the grocery store with milk. These look incredible!! And I have the perfect little helper to make them..

  64. Jesse

    These came out of the oven this morning with the help of two littles – it took a lot of willpower for them to stop licking their hands. Congrats on your new venture!

  65. Christy

    I think I’m almost as excited as you are about this new business venture! Congrats and please puck me! Pick me!

  66. Ginger

    So excited for you!! Also, super excited for me and the fact that it is super easy to make and inhale a batch of these amazing cookies. 🙂

  67. Amanda T.

    Congratulations on this new and wonderful journey!!! The cookies look absolutely divine! My first ice cream maker was delivered today, I can’t wait to try this ice cream recipe too!!

  68. Pia Kamimura

    LOVE! So proud of you, Ashley, and these cookies are the bomb 🙂
    Keep reaching for the moon…!

  69. Lindsey Dugue

    Happy birthday, big girl! And congrats on this awesome project! Thank you for the giveaway 🙂

  70. Shandra

    Congrats on your new venture Ashley! With a 7 week old at home it is encouraging to see other moms creating and starting new things! It will happen eventually after this precious season. Good on ya!

  71. Molly S.

    Yes, please!! Your recipe is hands down the most baked recipe in my kitchen. LOVE.

  72. lindsay todd

    i am a food blogger as well and am constantly inspired by foodies and cooks like you. thank you for writing so beautifully, sharing your passion for food and the beauty of making it for others. love your blog. will visit often:)

  73. J.S. @ Sun Diego Eats

    Salted chocolate chip cookies are infinitely addictive. I think the salt gives them that edge where you just want to keep eating them. And I’ve seen a couple of other ice cream recipes with cream cheese, I need to try this out!

  74. Francesca

    What a sweet (literally and figuratively) journey. Thank you for sharing and I am salivating already. Best wishes to you and yours.

  75. Amber

    I LOVE these cookies and make them all of the time using my homemade vanilla sea salt. They are even more amazing with that extra touch of vanilla. Congratulations on your successes and good luck with your new adventures!!

  76. Gill Bland

    Argh, I love salted chocolate chip cookies. It would probably be a bad thing to win as I’d not have the effort of making them to hold me back as it does at the moment… but what the heck, I’d love to win! Great packaging by the way. x

  77. Allison Leckie

    Everyone should be making your salted chocolate chip cookies, they are unbelievable! Congrats on your new venture.

  78. Daisy

    My boyfriend teased me that I can NEVER be a baker but I NEVER follows recipes 100%, for baking, it seems to be more an exact science… but maybe for once, if I get my hands on this cookie dough, I can follow instructions by adding the butter and the egg. Thanks for the wonderful blog.


  79. Alicia

    I’m so excited I found your blog recently. And I’m even more excited to try these chocolate chip cookies!

  80. Amy

    Now i don’t ever have to make Jake run out to the store to buy Tollhouse again! I will always have a an amazing cookie to cut from the roll whenever I want one..especially during a 3 am baby feeding.. cuz, WHY NOT?! 🙂

  81. Pam

    Congratulations! Your cookie look wonderful! I’m sure your cookie business is going to be a huge success. I hope to have the chance to sample some soon!

  82. Diana W

    How exciting! Your chocolate chip cookie recipe is the one I always recommend to others =)

  83. Shana

    I’m eight months pregnant, and this post got my baby jumping for joy! Seriously. I’m going to have to order some mix. 🙂

  84. Donna Timm

    Ashley–you are amazing. This looks like a great cookie mix and I’d love to get a free box! Blessings on you!

  85. Maija

    I *love* cookies and would love to try yours! Thanks for the chance to win some mix!

  86. amber

    These look delicious. And I’m super excited for Holiday flavours… hoping for a gingersnap version. Just throwing that out there. Good luck and congratulations.

  87. Tanya

    Holy cow those look good! I know how it feels to want to feed everyone, and this is a wonderful idea. Congrats on the new venture.

  88. Monica

    These cookies looks great and I love the idea of making a salty cookie into a cookies and cream ice cream! Thanks.

  89. kelli

    isn’t it so cool how life just kind of happens….
    it can be scary or sad or confusing…
    and then it gets GOOD and FUN and EXCITING
    you end up doing things you NEVER DREAMED POSSIBLE
    and living a life you NEVER EXPECTED
    I am so psyched for you and your new adventure
    as I am for mine
    which you don’t know about, because I am quiet and not putting it way out there
    but a lot of people here in port townsend are learning about it
    and it all has to do with local and seasonal, sweet and savory HANDPIES!
    and a community commercial kitchen

  90. Rachael H.

    My mouth is actually watering just reading this post. What a brilliant idea. And happy birthday to your sweet girl!

  91. Kathy Kramer

    Happy Birthday Ivy! Congrats on the new business venture. It is so very exciting for us to share with you. I cannot wait for the new cookbook. I love reading the stories about you and Gabe. Love love love the cookies but most of all I love giving them as gifts to the ones I love.

  92. Amanda

    I love these cookies! They make my husband very happy! The ice cream looks awesome too!

  93. Joanne

    Homemade cookies are my favorite dessert, 2nd fav…homemade ice cream. Happy birthday to you & your birthday girl

  94. Ann

    My daughter is now on her own, grown up, and this is one of the recipes she asked for, and got passed on. She made them for the first time recently, took them to work (a restaurant), and was as excited about the reception as well as the taste! She know really and truly gets it — how making something carefully, with love, and patience, can really be something to be proud of.

    • Ashley Rodriguez

      Oh my goodness, this sweet story nearly made me cry. Wow. I don’t often think about how the recipes start their own life outside of the blog and in the homes of those who make them. Amazing. I’m feeling so full after reading this. Thank you.

  95. Yafa

    Yum!! These look awesome.

    What an exciting new venture for you to embrace.

  96. Jaclyn

    Delicious – I’m starving. This mix is going to be gifted to others by me often. Yum and thanks!

  97. Courtney H

    Your recipe is my GO TO! But I have a friend (who loves them, but seldom bakes) for whom a mix would be perfect!

  98. Kimmy

    I love that all the ingredients are such high quality. This looks amazing!

  99. jonquil

    Congratulations on your new venture! We need all the sweetness a person can add to this life 🙂

  100. Jenny Vorwaller

    Mmmm, so spoiled to now (this very second) be eating my favorite cookie dough in all of the world… <3. Thank you! (&, HAPPY BDAY IVY!!)

  101. Rosie

    The cookies look delicious, and the packaging is so appealing! And the ice cream looks amazing. Congratulations on your new endeavor!

  102. Kathleen

    I absolutely love these cookies and make them all the time. If I win, I’ll send the package to a dear friend who just moved far away from all her friends and has FIVE children to feed with number six on the way. Whoa.

  103. Heather

    Although I’m sick at home with the flu, the mere sight of those cookies made me smile. Thanks for making me feel better with these mouth-watering pictures.

  104. Rachel

    Congrats on the new venture! Perhaps a molasses-y/ginger cookie in the future?

  105. Jennifer V

    All I can say is wow!!! The first thing that caught my eye was the was the amazing packaging. But reading this post and even more so watching this video . . . I am blown away!!! Your passion just jumps out and makes me smile. In just a few short minutes, you have managed to inspire me. You give me hope that one day everyone can truly pursue a career that makes them happy. I look forward to following this blog from this point forward.

  106. Emily

    Holy moly those look awesome. Congrats on the new venture! I love everything you do!

  107. Lauren

    Oooh! I really, really, really would like to make these…a mix would be a spectacular thing to have!

  108. Kasey

    I absolutely LOVE this, Ashley!! Congratulations!! You know how much I love blogger business ventures. xoxoxo

  109. GINGER

    The cookies look absolutely delicious but using them in the ice cream is a magical idea!

  110. Suzi Hubert

    I have a batch of these cookies made into ready to bake balls in the freezer at all times. So delicious. The ice cream sounds like another delicious Ashley creation!!

  111. Sarah F

    What exciting news, and best of luck for your new venture! I look forward to supporting you, and would also love to try the new tubes!

  112. sophi

    Congrats on this exciting new venture, and thanks for the intro to First Aid Arts — sounds like they are doing some amazing work!

  113. Kyrissa

    Happy 4th Birthday sweet Ivy!! {I’ve had the privilege of getting to know her a bit in Sunday school at MFMC.} I have a serious sweet tooth {well, 28 actually} and the pictures in this post had me drooling!

  114. Nancy

    Can’t wait to try these cookies, AND make the ice cream using Jeni’s homemade recipe! Cookies and ice cream taste best at 9 o’clock at night! And I love the charity you’ve chosen! Will spread the word!

  115. Mary V.

    Crazy in the best possible way! Wishing you much success with this sweet idea.

  116. jess w

    These cookies look fantabulous-I love the really nifty idea 🙂 No chance of getting icky cookies this way (hmm or is there, given my baking skills)

  117. Suzette

    Our taste buds would be so bored without you. Thank you for sharing your inspirations with the world. You make it a better place.

  118. Maggie

    Any time homemade cookie dough is frozen, then allowed to thaw out and sprinkled with salt, magic happens. Also, those delicate disks of chocolate look like the ideal size and shape for melting into this warm, gooey cookie! YUM. I cannot wait to try these!

  119. Brandy

    Those sound delicious! I want to bake more but I’m so hesitant because it seems like something mysterious and insanely hard. I’d love to try something pre-measured!

  120. Irene K.

    Huge, huge congratulations!!! I’m salivating while supposed to be working, your cookies (both in the mix and baked) look amazing.

  121. Felicia Hasta

    These cookies look so good! I live in a dorm and don’t have all the ingredients I need to bake cookies, so your mix would be perfect.

  122. Justine Rossi

    Any school psychologist who serves three elementary schools and a high school deserves some salty chocolate chip cookies in an effort to maintain her sanity, right?? 🙂

    • Annie Pfriem

      Best cookie recipe EVER … but I’m sure that’s the 266 time you’ve read that by now =) Can’t wait to try these cookies with our Belgian Strong Dark or Belgian Stout … YUM!! Hope we win some but either way – we’ll be ordering some!

  123. allisonemme

    I’m such a sucker for anything cookies and cream… this looks fabulous!

  124. Sarah

    Congrats to you on your business! I wish I could visit Seattle and be able to see the shop personally. A fantastic organization to partner with too! Psst: on your site to buy the mix from, the link to First Aid Arts has a ) in the html.

  125. Alexandra

    I absolutely love your blog! It inspires to me to cook new things. I’m sure your daughter’s cake will be wonderful. I also liked the cookie video. Keep up the good work! Fantastico!!

  126. Sabrina

    I love making recipes with my mom! Hopefully we can make these delicious cookies too.

  127. nicole b.

    You are so right, we could all benefit from a cookie 🙂
    Beautiful post!

  128. Christine

    Congrats! What an exciting adventure. I can’t wait to try them 🙂 PS- I often refer new moms to your “there will be cookies” post. It’s really helpful.

  129. Katie

    If there’s anything better than chocolate chip cookies made with really good ingredients, it’s homemade ice cream with them in it! First time blog visitor. I’ll be back.

  130. Leah S.

    That is so exciting! Congratulations! Also, thank you for sharing cookies and stories with us readers!

  131. Melissa

    Happy Birthday to your little girl! Yum those cookies look fantastic 🙂

  132. sarah k

    That cookie mix + ice cream looks so delicious:) Can’t wait to make it.

  133. kirsti

    Mmmm, these look like they’ll spread happiness to those who eat them 🙂 (And happy birthday to your little one…)

  134. So Young

    Congratulations and can not wait to try this! Totally sharing this page with my local Seattle friends. 😉

  135. Christie

    Love this concept! And of course, I’d love to win some of this awesome mix. 🙂

  136. Jeanne

    Wow! I just fell upon your blog! So excited I did and can.t wait to read more…I admire your creativity…especially that your a mom, sharing your passions with your children, what a wonderful gift ! If I am so lucky to try your cookies, rest assured – I ‘ll share them with others! Thank you for a visual feast!

  137. Mimi

    Love this and can’t wait to try them! Jess from How Sweet It Is mentioned your blog in her Tuesday post (yes, I get it on Wednesday) and I’m having fun going through it. Good luck in your new venture!

  138. Margaret

    Congratulations. It’s 5:30 in the morning and those cookies would be awesome with my coffee right now!

  139. Nicola

    Looks yummy! My husband doesn’t like chocolate…which at first I couldn’t wrap my head around, but now I love it – means I never have to share 😉

    Our son though is only 9 months and I’m thinking he’ll take after me rather than his Dad…..

  140. Nicola

    Looks yummy!

    I love that I don’t have to share chocolate in my home as my husband doesn’t like it (strange one!) – now if only I can persuade our 9month old to follow in his Daddy’s footsteps…..

  141. Holly Wood

    I’m going to have to order a batch to Hong Kong! So glad Response brought me to your kitchen table, and so glad to now be a NWS fan for life. 🙂

  142. Marcia

    Congrats! Knowing this lovely package would arrive in my mail would for sure take the sting off my giant phone/cable bill!

  143. Helen

    We are HUGE fans of your salted chocolate chip cookies in our house. To know there is now a mix available is downright dangerous in this household! Yum!

  144. Jane

    Being an Army Mom with a Soldier that has done three tours in Afghanistan, I can’t thank you enough for your contribution to the arts for healing of our veterans and all others who have suffered any trauma in their lives – it’s just fantastic and it works for most. I am so ordering this cookie mix. Really, who doesn’t like chocolate chip cookies (and with salt, oh my yes)

  145. Athena R

    Congratulations on your new venture. These cookies look amazing. I hope I win some, but if not, I would definitely buy them.

  146. Amanda B

    What a neat charity you’ve chosen! I’ve just been learning more about trauma healing through the arts as I know more people wanting to be equipped in it – the healing arts toolkit is a great idea. Your cookies look pretty delicious, too. 🙂

  147. rochelle

    these look fabulous! i’m a chocolate chip cookie lover so, these are just begging to me made…

  148. Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog

    I don’t think I could be ANY MORE EXCITED to have found your site, and especially to learn about this cookie mix giveaway…OMG I’m hooked, I’ll definitely be a site regular. Gorgeous photos and recipes…and this cookie mix sounds to die for!!!

  149. Caryn Smith

    Cookies & cream ice cream with salted chocolate chip cookies?! shut the front door. Need.

  150. Michelle Gardner

    Your cookies and mix look wonderful. Salted caramel is so delicious. I would love to send a few mixes as holiday gifts, should they make it out of my own kitchen without being opened, cooked and ravenously eaten.

  151. Heather M

    Perfect for fall and back to school lunches! (you are right, your brother did a fabulous job on your video)

  152. Mary P.

    I have loved your blog for a long time, and I’m so excited about the mix!
    Salted Chocolate Chip cookies are amazing! And yours will be doubly good I’m know. 🙂

  153. Colleen

    Yummo! I love soft chewy cookies, so I know I’ll love these. Just happened here but am definitely bookmarking you.

  154. Amanda K

    The cookies look incredible. The cookies in ice cream: mind-blowing. I love the idea of using a cookie that stands on its own in cookies and cream ice cream.

  155. Daisy C

    What an incredible adventure! I would so love to have your mix on hand to be able to make cookies whenever I crave them!

  156. Jess @ Floptimism

    See, if more baking mixes were like yours, there would probably be a lot less from-scratch baking going on over here. The ingredients sound amazing, the cookies look amazing, the ice cream looks beyond amazing…everything’s amazing! Congrats on the mix 🙂

  157. Cori R.

    These cookies look amazing and the ice cream makes it the perfect dessert. Thanks for a great giveaway too!

  158. Carolsue

    Hong Kong? Is this a limited area? I hope not, cause I really need this! LOL.

  159. Allison

    I love the idea of these cookies as a mix…my husband generally prefers his sweet and salty separate, so that means more for me! 🙂

  160. Toni

    !!OMG!! My hubby aka fellow foodie and I are in the bed watching the video over and over and over. We’re wondering exactly how many should we order. Maybe one for me and one for him. Or two, three, four…. Oh the decisions.

  161. Colleen

    Wow! These look amazing, and I love that by eating cookies it’s possible to do good in the world! Wonderful concept! Brilliant!

  162. Dawn Kasarda

    I love chocolate chip cookies more than anything; the ultimate comfort food! I haven’t seen a cookie give away before. Lucky us. thank you for posting this awesome contest

  163. Sheila R.

    CONGRATS!! I’ve been a follower for a few years now, I’m so happy for you and this business venture!! And.. I’ve made this recipe of yours before!! Even more special 🙂

  164. Winnie

    I love the packaging of the mix! Also I also love how this is all for a good cause. Cookies do make the world a better place! I would love to try out the cookie mix!

  165. Laura R

    At first I saw Salted Chocolate Chipp cookies and I was like Yum. But the ice cream?! It looks divine!!

  166. Cindy Perrino

    What a great idea!!! I can’t wait ti try them!!! Ordering right now….

  167. Beth C.

    Holy goodness, that ice cream sounds fabulous! As do the cookies, of course 🙂

  168. Katie B.

    These look so delicious! When searching for easy things to make while in a college dorm these are nearing the top of the list.

  169. Lauren

    Pick me, pick me!! 😉 If you don’t, that’s okay, I’ll order some. THANK YOU!!

  170. Katy

    Congratulations! What an exciting (and delicious) adventure. I can’t wait to try the cookies 🙂

  171. kim

    I just found your website, and the whole thing looks amazing. (doesnt help that i havent had lunch yet!) I was looking at blogs to update my rotating –boring– dinner menu, and found this first! You Win! i am borrowing so many ideas.
    And your photos are beautiful too.

  172. Tammy

    Yum Yum Yum!!!! What a better way to celebrate the pending end to the summer with some delicious ice cream!

  173. Stephanie K

    I have always loved your chocolate chip cookie recipe. It’s my go to cookie recipe. It’s so exciting that we can order it from you now. Congratulations!

  174. Brenda

    It’s been 5 years of reading your blog and following along on your adventures! This cookie-making business is a crazy good adventure! I’m happy you’re using Shepherd’s Grain organic flour too =)

  175. Danell Elswick

    Wowzers what a way to overload on a Friday …but in a very good way. Keep it coming and I will send you the bill for the drool that ruins my keyboard. 🙂

  176. Kara

    Aww, my baby turned 4 a few days before yours. Salted chocolate chip? YES PLEASE.

  177. Ashley

    My mouth is watering!!!! I’ve been following your blog for forever now, and I’m so excited for you as your embark on this new business journey. Congrats!

  178. Sophie

    Those cookies look absolutely amazing… I would love something like this to remind me of the wonders of homemade food now that I’m eating at a college dining hall every night!

  179. Kathryn

    Every bit of this post made me say “oh wow!”. I can’t believe Ivy is four! Those cookies look and sound amazing! That ice cream looks like a dream come true!

  180. bobbi

    wow, what an exciting venture for you! Good luck! 🙂 Thanks for the chance

  181. Kylie

    Ooh, that ice cream looks beyond delicious! And congratulations on your mixes- the packaging is beautiful!!

  182. Sarah

    I have an collection of go-to food blogs similarly to the way I have an assortment of go-to coffee shops – different ones for different occasions. Not Without Salt is among those, one of my very favorites.

  183. Sarah

    These cookies have become famous in my community because they are so amazing! You never know where your influence will end . . .

  184. Holly

    I’m so intrigued by your salted chocolate chip cookies! I would love to have the chance to try them!

  185. Ammy

    Happy Bday to the little one and what a great endeavor! Much luck with the future and cograts! 😀

  186. Krystle

    Your chocolate chip recipe is my favorite recipe! I’m excited to try this ice cream recipe.

  187. Stephanie Y

    Salted chocolate chip cookies? OMG…. Then place them in deliciously, creamy, rich ice cream??? Definitely worth the 10 mile run I would do after eating the whole batch!

  188. Vicki

    Best of luck with your new adventure. Love your blog and I carry salt in my purse where ever I go!

  189. Amy

    Oooh, chocolate chip cookie mix that I can get behind!!! This is amazing. I’m checking out your marketplace right now and have big plans… for my belly.

  190. Bekah

    Those look a-freaking-mazing. Especially after the less than amazing batch of cookies I made last night.

  191. Linda C

    Oh I hope I’m not too late! I just came across your blog via Joy the Baker. These cookies look amazing!

  192. Roxanne

    Wow, the photo of them chopped up with all the chocolate smudges, it creates such a perfect idea of how the cookies actually are. Looks amazing.

  193. Julie F.

    Salty chocolate chip cookies? Whoa, sounds too good. But then to chop them up and put them in ice cream (and a Jeni’s ice cream recipe at that!)… I think I’m going to need some ice cream, stat!

  194. Melissa Burgess

    So glad to see that you will be selling the cookie mix! The ice cream looks divine!

  195. Joey Patterson

    My first time here….but holy cow. Those cookies. That ice cream. Drooling at work.

    The photography on that ice cream is unreal. In love.

  196. Leahhamm

    I very literally dreamed of these cookies last night after reading this recipe…never been so sad to wake up

  197. Bea T.

    So happy about this mix!! I want to buy this as a gift for a friend, but she doesn’t have a stand mixer.. Would the cookies turn out the same if made by hand?

  198. Candice H

    My most favorite cookie ever. Pick me! Pick me! : )
    Also, your website is GORGEOUS! I want to leave work and go home and bake. Then take a nap.

  199. E Krebs

    My goodness what goodness descends upon us! Can’t wait to try them and amaze my friends! Thank you

  200. Alli

    Hi Ashley,

    My husband and I just bought your mix and it was fabulous!! We’d love to make the mix ourselves, but don’t have Shepherds Flour near us, is there another flour you would recommend? Additionally, will good vanilla extract give the same flavor as the ground vanilla bean? Thank you!