Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Cookies

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Cookies | Little Kitchen, Big Bites

These were the second in my round of *thank you desserts* for the ah-maz-ing shower that my coworkers threw for me, and were admittedly less creative than the Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Brownie Bars that I came up off the top of my peanut butter and chocolate loving head with for Hubby’s coworkers.  I thought about doing major modifications to this original recipe and then realized that I could majorly screw up the cookies because, let’s be honest, baking with modifications requires some actual talent and expertise.

I guess that’s a big part of why I like cooking so much more than I like baking.  You can throw in a little bit of this and a splash of that, and chances are that it’s just going to make it that much yummier.  In baking, it could make something not rise or cook properly, or make it just plain gross.  So I stick with my layers upon layers of ridiculous dessert bars or stick pretty close to the recipe.  Which is what I did this time.

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Cookies | Little Kitchen, Big Bites

The recipe comes from the adorable Kitchen Treaty blog, where she also whips up dishes that satisfy both her vegetarian self and her meat eating hubby.  Loves it.  The cookies were quick and easy to make and really yummy in a not-too-sweet kind of way.  I don’t know about you but I love me a salted dessert…or pretty much anything that combines sweet and salty…or I guess anything with salt.  I had to hold myself back from topping these with too much.  I blame my grandma.  She would let me put salt on anything and I loved it.  So there’s something about the sweet and salty goodness makes me blissfully happy.

Can we talk about one other thing before we get going here?  My inability to eat raw cookie and brownie batter is killing me.  Is it gross that raw eggs are the thing that I’m missing most with this pregnancy at this moment?  Licking the bowl is pretty much the best part of baking and I think it’s simply unfair to pregnant woman to not be able to enjoy that.  Rant over.  🙂

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Cookies | Little Kitchen, Big Bites

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Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Serves: 3 dzn
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1¾ cups flour
  • 1¼ cups cocoa powder
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 t + 3 T kosher salt
  • 1 bag (about 2 cups) dark chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream together the butter and two sugars in a large bowl.
  3. Blend in eggs one at a time, then mix in vanilla.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and 1 t salt.
  5. Mix into the wet mixture a bit at a time until completely combined.
  6. Hand mix the chocolate chips into the batter.
  7. Spoon batter onto a non-stick baking sheet (I used parchment paper to make sure they didn't stick)
  8. Bake for about 10 minutes
  9. Sprinkle with sea salt immediately. Then, allow to cool for another 5 minutes on the sheet before transferring to the cooling rack.

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Cookies | Little Kitchen, Big Bites

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  1. I absolutely love a little sea salt on a cookie.

  2. Besides being a chocoholic, I love how you add a bit of sea salt to balance out the sweetness of the cookies. My family will love these. Great for lunches, too!–Deb (http://www.dialmformoms.com)

  3. these look delish!!! it doesn’t get any better than chocolate and salt 😉

  4. These look phenomenal! I have never made a salted cookie before, but this seems like the perfect time to try! Pinning! Thanks so much for sharing this deliciousness–have a wonderful weekend!

    ~Abby =)

  5. This cookies sound great! Love the sweet and salty combo!

  6. These cookies look heavenly Rachel!

  7. These look ahhhhhhmazing!! I love chocolate and salt mixed together. My husband thinks I’m weird. LOL Visiting from One Artsy Mama!

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