Salted Chocolate Cookies

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I have been spending a lot of time in the kitchen lately. This is mostly because I am attempting to prepare meals centered around vegetables rather than meat or pasta. I know this doesn’t sound like it would be too challenging, but I feel like I am constantly researching and practicing new ways to prepare some of my favorite seasonal vegetables.

This weekend, I needed a break from vegetables. I needed something sweet and maybe even salty to break up all of this healthy eating.¬†Salty and sweet is a flavor combination I can never get enough of. There is just something so addicting about a sweet flavor in your mouth accompanied by a salty sidekick begging you to eat more. I normally satisfy this flavor addiction with¬†these salted chocolate chip cookies, but I was feeling adventurous this weekend and created a simple salted chocolate cookie, a little bit salty, a little bit sweet… and maybe a little bit addicting.

Salted Chocolate Cookies
Recipe type: Cookies
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Serves: 5 dozen
A little bit salty, a little bit sweet...and maybe a little bit addicting.
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup baking cocoa
  • ¾ t. baking soda
  • 1 t. fine sea salt
  • ⅓ cup miniature chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup toasted nuts, chopped (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside.
  3. Cream together the butter and sugars in the bowl of a stand mixer fixed with the paddle attachment.
  4. Add the egg and vanilla until well combined.
  5. With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry ingredient mix.
  6. Once all the dry ingredients have been absorbed, add the chocolate chips and nuts.
  7. Working with about 1 t. of batter at a time, roll into small balls and arrange on baking sheets.
  8. Bake 8-10 minutes and cool on a wire cooling rack. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.

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