Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Cookies

About a month ago I made these salted caramel chocolate chip cookies and they were AMAZING.   Everyone loved the salty/sweet combination and so I decided to try out this recipe.  The dark chocolate chunks and sea salt were to die for!  Maybe my favorite cookie ever!


Here's What You'll Need:
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
-1/2 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 2 large egg yolks
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 8 oz semisweet or bittersweet chocolate; chopped
- sea salt


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees


Step 2: Whisk flour, baking powder, kosher salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl.  Set it aside.


 Step 3: Using an electric mixer (medium speed), beat butter, brown sugar and powdered sugar together.


Step 4: Add egg yolks, egg and vanilla and beat together.  Scrape the sides of the bowl down occasionally.




Step 5: Coarsely chop the chocolate and save it for later (yes, eat a few pieces of it for good measure ASAP).









Step 6: With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet; mixing only until blended.



Step 7: Fold the chocolate into the dough using a spatula.







The dough is just as tasty as it looks.  Promise.


 Step 8: Drop the dough by rounded tablespoon onto your baking sheet.  The original recipe calls for parchment paper, but I use these cookie sheets and never find the paper necessary.


Step 9: Sprinkle the cookies with sea salt.




This is where a cute helper comes in handy :)



Step 10: Bake the cookies at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes and then cool on a wire rack.

 The original recipe calls for you to put the racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and rotate the two trays halfway through baking.  Next time I make them I'll skip this step and will just put them on the center racks... I felt like the batch that was on the top rack for the second half of the time ended up being a little crispier than I would have liked.



Done and DONE!





Y'all.  These were so good.  The perfect sweet/salty combination and the dark chocolate chunks were over the top yum.

(original recipe found HERE)

And if you're looking for any other sweet treats, click on the pics below :)

ENJOY!!!


 





27 comments:

  1. Yum!! That salty/sweet combo gets me every time!

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  2. Those look so good!! You always have great recipes to share with us.

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoy the recipes! Thanks, Ramona!

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  3. Oh my goodness, these sound amazing! Pinning. :)

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    1. YAY! They're twice as good as they look :) So yum!

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  4. Hey! This recipe looks so yummy! Do you mind sharing what cookie sheets you have? I'm always on the hunt! Thanks. : )

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    1. Sure! They're from Williams Sonoma... I meant to link to them above... I"ll go in and add that this afternoon :)

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  5. Your recipes are always to die for! ❤️❤️ Delish! Best blogger/recipes I read!

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    1. Oh my goodness!!! Such a sweet compliment... thank you so much, Becky!

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  6. These look delish!! Next time, make me an extra dozen! Haha! ;)

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    1. I always make cookies with the intentions of giving them away... and somehow that never happens :)

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  7. Yummy, sea salt and chocolate!!

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  8. I love your recipe posts! Can't wait to make these. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Dearest Andrea; Please stop posting such delicious recipes because my diet cannot handle it. :-)
    Just kidding - I don't think there is a single thing of yours that I've made that we haven't enjoyed. I love your recipes!

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    1. So funny!!! Maybe you could sneak one of these in somewhere :) So glad you're enjoying the recipes!

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  10. Must make these ASAP!! I am seriously drooling over the pictures!! Thanks for sharing the recipe--and your cookie sheets! I'm starting my Christmas list early this year, haha!

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  11. Yum, these look so delicious! I wouldn't even need them baked, just give me a bowl of batter! :)

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  12. Done! I will be making these. My husband is obsessed with chocolate chip cookies, so any chance to wow him is much appreciated!

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  13. Those look extra yummy !!!!! Love sea salt with chocolate !!!!

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  14. Look great! Could you explain at what point you add the 1/2 cup of regular sugar? It's in the ingredients but not in the method! Thanks :-)

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  15. I have to tell you, I have made these cookies 3 or 4 times since you posted the recipe. And you may be right - these may be the best cookie ever. But this past weekend I tried something, and it was the best idea I've ever had out of all the ideas in the history of ever. (Quite the build up, right?!!)
    I made Ice Cream Sandwiches using these cookies! Oh my goodness! GOODNESS!!!! Just a simple little scoop of Blue Bell French Vanilla between 2 of these babies! Try it sometime, please!

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