Salted Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are one of my weaknesses. These salted chocolate cookies not only have melted chocolate chips, but they have flecks of sea salt.

birds eye view of 12 baked salted chocolate cookies on a cooling rack
flour, salt, baking soda, and cocoa powder in a glass bowl.
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
birds eye view of a Pyrex glass measuring cup with chocolate chips and a stick of butter
Melt 1 stick of unsalted butter and 1c. of chocolate chips or any other sweetened chocolate bars together. *If you use a microwave to melt the butter and chocolate, make sure to use a microwavable safe bowl and only warm it up 25 seconds at a time otherwise it will burn!*
melted chocolate chips and butter in a bowl
Transfer hot melted butter and chocolate in a bowl and let it cool for a few minutes.
2 eggs add to the bowl of melted chocolate
Add 2 eggs.
After the eggs, add the vanilla, white and brown sugars.
dry ingredients added to the wet ingredients
Add dry ingredients in the bowl with the wet ingredients.
wet and dry ingredients mixed well together
Here is what the cookie dough looks like all mixed together.
chocolate chips added to the cookie dough
Add chocolate chips to the dough.
birds eye view of 11 cookie dough on a baking sheet
Roll dough into 2 tbsp. sizes. Sprinkle sea salt on top.
close up view of cookie dough balls on a baking sheet
close up of one chocolate dough ball
The extra added touch to these salted chocolate cookies is the sea salt! This is an important ingredient that takes these cookies to a different level.
close up view of baked salted chocolate cookies
Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
another close up of baked salted chocolate cookies on a cooling rack
close up of salted chocolate cookies
close up of me holding a single salted chocolate cookie
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Salted Chocolate Cookies

  • Author: rowdyrousculps
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 33 1x


Chocolate cookies are one of my weaknesses. These salted chocolate cookies not only have melted chocolate chips, but they have flecks of seal salt.



  • 2 1/3 c. unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 c. cocoa powder
  • 1/2 c. (1 stick) unsalted room temperature butter
  • 1 c. light brown sugar
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 large room temperature eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 c. chocolate chips (dark, semi-sweet or 1/2 of each)
  • sea salt to sprinkle on top


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats. Put aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder, and cocoa powder. Put aside.
  4. Melt 1 stick of unsalted butter and 1 c. semi-sweet chips (or any other chocolate). I use a glass container to melt the butter and chocolate chips. Stir every 25 seconds to prevent the chocolate from burning! Transfer to a large bowl after cooling.
  5. Add the two eggs to the melted butter/chocolate. After the eggs are beaten in, add the vanilla extract, white and brown sugars.
  6. Slowly add in the dry ingredients into the large bowl. Add a little at a time and mix with the hand mixer. Once the dough becomes thick you can finish mixing with by hand with a spatula.
  7. Add in the cup of chocolate chips.
  8. Scoop the dough out, about 2 tbsp. at a time, and place on the cookie sheet 2 inches apart. No need to press down on the cookie, just leave it in a ball shape.
  9. Sprinkle some sea salt on each of the cookies and very gently press it in the dough.
  10. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  11. Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes on the hot cookie sheet before putting on a cooling rack.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 96
  • Sugar: 12.6g
  • Sodium: 80.4mg
  • Fat: 3.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.7g
  • Protein: 1.2g
  • Cholesterol: 18.7mg

Recipe adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod.

If you love these cookies, try my thick and soft chocolate chip cookies.

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