Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I have always loved a salty sweet combo: PB&J, caramel popcorn, chicken and waffles. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. So these salty sweet cookies really hit the spot. The dark chocolate chunk cookies would probably be pretty darn good on their own, but add the flaky sea salt and *boom* it takes the cookies to a whole new level.

If you’ve never used flaky sea salt in your baking, now is the time to try it out. Trust me on this one. I always use it on my salted caramel apple pie and it totally makes these chocolate chip cookies.

Just look at that flaky salt. It’s gorgeous.

Another secret trick for these cookies is to save some of the dark chocolate pieces and once you have the cookie dough on the pan, place one on top of each cookie. When they come out of the oven it will give you the perfect melty chocolate spot for your salt to stick to. And it makes cookies look even more delicious.

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. I think these may make another appearance as ice cream cookie sandwiches…stay tuned!

Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Recipe makes about 30 cookies.

AuthorAlexCategoryCookies

Yields30 Servings
Cook Time12 mins

Ingredients
 3 cups flour
 1 tsp baking soda
 ½ tsp kosher salt
 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
 2 cups packed light brown sugar
 2 large eggs
 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
 1 ½ cups dark chocolate, chopped
 1 tsp flaky sea salt, for topping

Directions
1

Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper.

2

In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

3

In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar using a mixer on medium-high speed until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes). Add eggs and beat until blended, then mix in vanilla.

4

Add the flour mixture in the butter mixture and carefully mix until just combined. Then increase speed to high to pull dough together.

5

Add half of the dark chocolate pieces and beat on high for for a few seconds to mix in.

6

Drop cookie dough in large spoonfuls on your lined baking sheet. Top each cookie with one of the remaining dark chocolate pieces.

7

Bake until lightly browned on top, 10 to 12 minutes. Top with flaky sea salt as soon as the cookies come out of the oven. Cool on the pan on a rack for 1 minute, then transfer the cookies to the rack to cool completely.

Notes: You can store these cookies covered for up for 5 days.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 3 cups flour
 1 tsp baking soda
 ½ tsp kosher salt
 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
 2 cups packed light brown sugar
 2 large eggs
 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
 1 ½ cups dark chocolate, chopped
 1 tsp flaky sea salt, for topping

Directions

Directions
1

Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper.

2

In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

3

In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar using a mixer on medium-high speed until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes). Add eggs and beat until blended, then mix in vanilla.

4

Add the flour mixture in the butter mixture and carefully mix until just combined. Then increase speed to high to pull dough together.

5

Add half of the dark chocolate pieces and beat on high for for a few seconds to mix in.

6

Drop cookie dough in large spoonfuls on your lined baking sheet. Top each cookie with one of the remaining dark chocolate pieces.

7

Bake until lightly browned on top, 10 to 12 minutes. Top with flaky sea salt as soon as the cookies come out of the oven. Cool on the pan on a rack for 1 minute, then transfer the cookies to the rack to cool completely.

Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Published by Alex

Food-loving, adventure-seeking, pun-enthusiast

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