Salted Chocolate Cookies


The addition of sea salt takes these big, soft, chocolaty, fudgy cookies to another level. Chocolate lovers will find these cookies irresistible.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
12 cookies


  • nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

  • ½ cup butter, cut into chunks

  • ¾ cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon sea salt, or as needed


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.

  2. Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon sea salt in a bowl.

  3. Place butter in a saucepan over low heat and cook until melted, 3 to 5 minutes. Add chocolate chips and stir until completely melted. Remove from the heat.

  4. Combine brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Pour a small amount of the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and stir until well combined. Slowly add remaining chocolate mixture, stirring constantly so the eggs don't curdle. Fold in the flour mixture until just combined. Do not overmix.

  5. Drop 6 large scoops of batter about 2 inches apart onto each of the prepared baking sheets.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until cookies have spread and flattened to a diameter of 4 1/2 inches or larger, and the tops are crinkled and puffed, 12 to 14 minutes. Immediately sprinkle with sea salt.

  7. Place baking sheets on a wire rack and cool for 18 to 20 minutes. Remove cookies with a spatula onto serving platter.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

236 Calories
12g Fat
32g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 236
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 624mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 3g
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 7mg 41%
Potassium 106mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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