Double Dark Chocolate Cookies with Sea Salt

Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
Total 25 mins

These Double Dark Chocolate Cookies with Sea Salt are the perfect mix of rich, salty and sweet. They taste like heaven with a tall glass of milk!

A Pile of Double Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Cookies Beside a Glass of Milk and Paper Straws

Double Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Cookies

It has rained every day for the past 5 days. Seriously.

Thursday was the first day with no rain and I thought I might actually cry with joy! Tropical Storm Debby was a total witch and decided Jacksonville was a great place to snuggle in for a few days.

On top of the soul crushing rain, Jorge caught a stomach bug/flu from some guy at his office. So while he has been contaminating my couch all week — and watching feel good movies like Despicable Me — I have been wiping every surface down with clorox wipes like it’s my freakin’ job. I was considering starting to wear a surgical mask, but thankfully he has taken a turn for the better.

Add to that a 3 hour drive down to Tampa to visit my family…only to arrive and find out that my parents AC conked out and we won’t have a repair guy till tomorrow morning. The thermostat read 84° on my last check…I am terrified of what it might read by morning.

Four Rich Homemade Chocolate Cookies on Top of a Plaid Dish Towel

Obviously the only answer to all of that…cookies. Big Double Dark Chocolate Cookies that are topped with flaky Sea Salt. When warm, these cookies are gooey and delicious. Cooled, they have a crumbly texture that goes perfectly with a big glass of cold milk. They are the cure all.

Yield: 12

Double Dark Chocolate Cookies with Sea Salt

Four Rich Homemade Chocolate Cookies on Top of a Plaid Dish Towel

These Double Dark Chocolate Cookies with Sea Salt are the perfect mix of rich, salty and sweet. They taste like heaven with a tall glass of milk!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 3 oz 82% Scharffen Berger Extra Dark Chocolate Bar, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup double dutch process cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • Fleur de Sel (or large-flake sea salt) for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F and line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, melt chopped chocolate bar and butter in 15 second increments in the microwave, until smooth. Let cool 5 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  4. Stir in sugar and egg — into the chocolate mixture — until smooth. Add in dry ingredients, mixing until fully combined.
  5. Roll 1 1/2 tablespoons of cookie dough into balls and place on cookie sheet, leaving room for spreading. Sprinkle lightly with Fleur de Sel.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until center is no longer puffy. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes and then transfer to a cooling tray. Serve warm or store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 79mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 2gSugar: 16gProtein: 3g

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P.S. If you don’t hear from me again in the next few days, please send down a few thousand buckets of ice to Florida. Oh and an AC repair guy!

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44 Responses
  1. Heather of Kitchen Concoctions

    Great pic! Bummer for the rough week. But chocolate and cookies is the cure all for everything in my book!

  2. Coach Laura

    These look great. I’m going to make them gluten-free, see how they work. I’ll report back with results. Yum.

  3. Anna S

    I printed this recipe out yesterday and took it home to my daughter. I’ve requested these, in ice cream sandwich form, for my birthday.

  4. Megan {Country Cleaver}

    I hope that the AC repair guy reached you! I have a feeling Jorge and I are in the same boat – feeling like Sheldon Cooper… – a batch of these and some Soup would do me pretty fine about now… GAWD I want cookies!!

  5. Patti @ Bakeify

    These look so yummy, I will be trying them, but probably with some chocolate chips in them. 🙂 I love love love Despicable Me, we just recently discovered it and my 4 year old (and me) have been watching it non stop. Like everyday. I love it. I now call her Gru when she sighs heavily when I tell her it’s time for her bath. You know that sigh I’m talking about! Hope you’re cooled off!!

  6. Cookin' Canuck

    My goodness, do those every look good! Chocolate and sea salt is a match made in heaven. I’m glad to hear you’re getting a break from the rain.

  7. Lauren

    Tell Jorge to stop making out with all the dudes at his office!! J/k!! This just reminds me of you signing him up for the amazing race….lol! ANYWAYS, these cookies look awesome 🙂 Super fab. Glad you’re safe from the storms!

  8. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious

    Does this mean all the more for you because J is laid up? Me thinks so…Chocolate and salt are a marvelous couple!

  9. Rosanne

    Great recipe…so easy to do with a huge chocolate hit! I only needed to eat 2 and I made them smaller. I reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup and they still came out fine, though I did press them with a fork. They taste like brownies…all fudgie on the inside and crunch on the outer…..yum….thank you!

  10. Melanie

    I must admit I’m not a huge cookie fan but dark chocolate and salt? That’s something I can get on board with. Printing this recipe immediately and putting right at the front of my rainy day dessert file. Thanks!

  11. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

    These look so much like some from the store. I don’t remember the brand but boy do I want cookies now!

  12. Nikki @Pennies on a Platter

    I’m cracking up at Averie’s catch of 15 minutes in the microwave. 😉

    You really know how to make the most of bad situations…sick husband, gloomy weather, AC down…all mended with some sick looking cookies! (Sick, you know, in a good, west-coast slang sort of way.) I need to hang out with you more!!

  13. Becky

    Good God was TS Debby terrible. I’m just thankful we weren’t in a part of time that flooded. I can’t believe you turned on the oven in a house with no AC. Yuck! However, your cookies look amazing!

  14. Joanne

    What a crazy week you’ve had! Rain, a stomach flu, AND no A/C. I can definitely see why these cookies were a necessity!

  15. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

    No AC in FL? That would be torture!! My SIL in is Orlando, and I have been there in summer, not pleasant! These cookies would help for sure though!

  16. Rachel @ Carbavore

    this looks sinfully delicious..I can’t wait to try to make them this weekend! I live in tampa so I can’t imagine how you feel with no a/c in this heat..

  17. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    Sorry about your week but at least you have these cookies! They look AH-MAZING. Jason is going to be thrilled when I make this for him.

  18. Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray

    These cookies are killing me softly. I’m so tempted to bake them despite the gross heat wave currently revisiting NYC…

    1. Jessica

      …and just like that I am back in the 90’s and that song is stuck in my head. Thanks Tara, thanks a lot! haha 😉

  19. Ashley Bee @ Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine

    Ohh these are so cool looking! Dark and dangerous but delicious, hehe. Sea salt always sounds so strange on dessert but I am NEVER disappointed 🙂

  20. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    Cookies that delicious are definitely the way to go after a week like that!!! I like the idea of some salted caramel ice cream sandwiched in between two of them. It would cool you off for a second:-)

  21. Dena K.

    These look yummy! Some ice cream or “oreo like” cream between two of them and YUM-O! ps. We love Despicable Me! ……. “It was your cousin’s idea! Whaaaaaaaaaat? ” favorite part.

  22. Lauren at Keep It Sweet

    Oh wow, what a week you have had! Rain always makes me want cookies… so 5 days of it means I am done for.

  23. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    I love that these are super dark. I think given your week and turn of events, you should have found a way to bake some alcohol into them 🙂

    “In a medium bowl, melt chopped chocolate bar and butter in 15 minute increments in the microwave, until smooth. Let cool 5 minutes. ” <— in addition to your hellish week, if you microwaved 3 oz chocolate for 15 minutes, you'd be setting off the smoke detector 🙂 And the smell of scorched chocolate would be lingering forever!

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