The sweet-salty combo has long been a favorite of many, many people.  Why do you think peanut butter and chocolate are such a perfect pair?  Yet I’ll admit that when I saw these salted chocolate chunk cookies, I was a bit hesitant.  I suppose my palate is not as sophisticated as some, but I just wasn’t sold on sprinkling salt directly onto my cookies.  But, since the recipe came from one of my favorite blogs, I decided to give it a go.  Plus, it calls for 20 ounces of chocolate, which is pretty convincing all on its own.  First you taste a blast of chocolate, and then the salt crystals melt on your tongue to create a perfectly smooth counterbalance to the sweetness.  Fresh from the oven with a cold glass of milk, these are darn near irresistible.  But as for the leftovers, no worries – just zap them in the microwave for 10-15 seconds and you can enjoy that warm, gooey chocolateness all over again.