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Salted Dark Chocolate Cookies

These Salted Dark Chocolate Cookies are an easy cookie filled with rich, chocolaty flavor! A sprinkle of sea salt makes them completely irresistible!

Salted Dark Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Sometimes you just need a cookie (or a brownie!). And when you need a cookie, you usually want one that is super easy is to make, and, for me at least, there has to be a good amount of chocolate involved!

Enter these salted dark chocolate cookies. Skip the milk chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate, we’re going straight for the dark chocolate! If you look at the chocolate selection at any given time in our house, there are very few times that you will find any kind of milk chocolate. However, you will always find dark chocolate!

The base of these simple cookies is a rich, soft chocolate cookie made with unsweetened dark chocolate baking cocoa. Dark chocolate chips are added in to make them even more chocolaty. A sprinkling of sea salt right before baking gives these cookies that classic sweet and salty combo that is irresistible!

Recipe for Salted Dark Chocolate Cookies from A Kitchen Addiction

What makes these cookies even better is that they are made to bring awareness to Cookies for Kid’s Cancer. We’ve partnered with them for the past four years and are excited to team up with them once again by joining a group of bloggers who are doing this Valentine’s Day event in order to make a difference in the fight against pediatric cancer.

Did you know that cancer is the #1 cause of death of children by disease in the U.S.? There are 40,000 U.S. children actively battling cancer right now. With less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget going to all childhood cancer combined, it’s important to get involved.

Help us make a difference by donating to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer! Our goal is to raise at least $3000. Dixie CrystalsMediavine and OXO have each pledged to match our donations raised through this campaign up to $3000 from each company! You can donate and help us make an even bigger difference!

Donate here (Thank you!)

Salted Dark Chocolate Cookies on cookie sheet. Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Tips for Making Salted Dark Chocolate Cookies

  • If you can’t find dark chocolate unsweetened baking cocoa, you can use regular unsweetened baking cocoa in its place, and the cookies will still have a rich chocolate flavor.
  • I like to lightly press down on the cookie dough before baking so that I have more room to add on the salt and a couple more chocolate chips. If you leave the dough mounded, they will still spread.
  • The cookies will look slightly underdone when finished baking and will set up as they cool.
  • Don’t like the sweet and salty combo? Leave the salt off and you’ll still have a great, chocolaty cookie to enjoy!

Salted Dark Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Salted Dark Chocolate Cookies

Yield: 18 cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes

These Salted Dark Chocolate Cookies are an easy cookie filled with rich, chocolaty flavor! A sprinkle of sea salt makes them completely irresistible!


  • 1 1/4 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 Cup dark chocolate or regular unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1/3 Cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 Cup dark chocolate chips
  • coarse sea salt for sprinkling


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, unsweetened baking cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, or with a hand mixer, cream together softened butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Add in egg and vanilla extract. Beat until creamy. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and beat until combined. Stir in dark chocolate chips.
  4. Drop cookie dough by heaping tablespoonful onto prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until center is set. Cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 156Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 173mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and may not always be accurate. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.

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Stack of Salted Dark Chocolate Cookies. Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction


Thursday 14th of March 2019

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for participating in our V-Day event and driving awareness to C4KC's mission!


Friday 8th of February 2019

Jessica, You are wonderful for creating and sharing this lovely recipe for such a worthy cause! Your Mediavine swag is on the way and should be to you soon. It's a small token of our appreciation for your time and efforts to wipe out pediatric cancer. Thank you so much for participating! — Susannah at Mediavine

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