Open Arms of Minnesota

Weekly Recipe #258: Chocolate Sea Salt Cookies

DSC_0252By Stephanie Mork, Open Arms Photojournalism Intern

Due to popular demand, here is a much-requested recipe from the Open Arms kitchen! The bakery team scaled this recipe down from the hundreds and hundreds they usually create for clients to a scale designed for your kitchen.
These salty-sweet cookies make the perfect afternoon treat with a hot cup of coffee. The dough for these cookies freezes well, so go ahead and make a double batch (or triple or quadruple…) so you can have them all year long!

Chocolate Sea Salt Cookies

(Makes 1 lb. of dough)

Ingredients:

  • 5 1/2 oz. (1 stick plus 3 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp fleur de sel or 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 5 oz. chocolate chips or chopped bittersweet chocolate

Directions:

  1. Cream together butter, sugar, sea salt and vanilla.
  2. Gradually add in flour, cocoa and baking soda.
  3. Add chocolate chips to mixture and stir until combined.
  4. Form into balls and press onto baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 300 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

Tips:

– Dark chocolate chunks are preferred, but feel free to add in your favorite mix-ins. Nuts, white or milk chocolate make fun varieties.
– For visual appeal and extra savory flavor, you can sprinkle a little sea salt on top of each cookie as they come out of the oven.


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