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