Salted Dark Chocolate Cookies

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Salted Dark Chocolate Cookies-the addition of sea salt sprinkled on top of a dark chocolate cookie makes them irresistible!

Salted dark Chocolate Cookies

Do you love the taste of Oreos? I love to bake cookies but Oreos are still and probably always will be….my downfall.The original Oreo, the Chocolate cookie with the white cream inside. I like the golden ones and the special holiday ones but Original will always have my heart. I love the whole cookie. Not just the cream middle, not just the rich chocolate cookie. I love it all. But I rarely eat them whole, unless I’m dunking them in my milk. Yes, I’m a dunker, just 2 fingers. Really finger tips, then the whole cookie goes straight into my mouth. When they came out with Double Stuffs, I think it was the best day ever! (At least until my wedding day and then the births of each of my children.)

I will be in real trouble if I ever figure out the recipe for the creamy middle of these cookies. As for the chocolate cookie on the outside, these cookies are an exact double in richness. Since I can’t do the creamy middle I have to add a little sea salt on top to complement the chocolate. It’s amazing what a little salt on top of a cookie will do to enhance the taste.

Salted Dark Chocolate Cookies

Salted Dark Chocolate Cookies

Yield: makes 2 dozen cookies

Salted Dark Chocolate Cookies


  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup dark cocoa (I used Hershey's Special Dark)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Coarsely ground sea salt


  1. Sift flour, salt and baking soda, set aside.
  2. In a medium sauce pan, over low heat, melt butter. Remove from heat and stir in sugars. Add in cocoa and stir till completely blended. Add in vanilla and sour cream. Stir until smooth and almost all lumps are gone. A few small lumps are fine. Fold in flour mixture.
  3. Gently roll into rough 1 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten down as much as you'd like. These cookies will hold their shape. Sprinkle a bit of sea salt on top of each cookie.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest on cookie sheet for a few minutes before letting cool completely on racks.


Salted Dark Chocolate Cookies-the addition of sea salt sprinkled on top of a dark chocolate cookie makes them irresistible!


Salted Dark Chocolate Cookies-the addition of sea salt sprinkled on top of a dark chocolate cookie makes them irresistible!

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About Joan Hayes

Mom to 3 teens, sweets and travel are her passions. Joan really does love her chocolate. She has a secret stash she hides from the kids and she has at least one bite of something chocolatey every day. She creates easy recipes any skill level can achieve to satisfy the sweet tooth in everyone!


  1. They look really great!

  2. Oh yum 🙂 I love Oreo’s too and really want to make my own, maybe one day someone will figure out the creamy middle! Until then, I’m going to make these 🙂

  3. Well these just look awesome! I did try the new coconut oreos and was disappointed….would have been better if they had just put the coconut in the filling of a regular oreo!

  4. Dark and delicious! Love how the salt stands out against these cookies! Great recipe!

  5. Wowzers!!! Now that is one truly awesome looking cookie! Dark and sea salt…I must have these!!!!

  6. oh boy. Yum. Yum yum. Yum yum yum. I can just imagine the intense chocolatey flavor and that wonderful little bite of salt!

  7. I saw these when i first got on FB this morning – before I had breakfast – this is what I wanted for breakfast LOL. Pinned these! They look great, Joan!

  8. These look so fudgy and delicious – I love the salted tops!

  9. Wow… these cookies looks sooooo yummi!!!!

  10. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says:

    Oh my gosh, you had me at salted! Love the combination of the typically bitter dark chocolate cookie sprinkled with salt. DELISH!

  11. If you ever figure out the recipe for the creamy middle of Oreos, I think we’ll ALL be in trouble! I’d never thought of adding sea salt to cookies, but these look so fantastic!

    P.S. I tried the homemade chocolate syrup over the weekend…so good!

  12. I cannot wait to make these – hopefully I’ll have time tomorrow -these look amazing

  13. These look amazing! Pinning these to make SOON!

  14. Super dark chocolate cookie plus salt sounds like my new favorite cookie!

  15. I just love that Savory and Sweet combination and with chocolate, this is an awesome cookie! Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  16. These look awesome! I agree about oreos. I have always been a firm believer that home baked cookies are by far superior to anything you can get in the store (with the exception of classic oreos!!). I have yet to be able to recreate the oreo to my liking, but I definitely will make these! 🙂

  17. Oh, girl!… This is getting bookmarked under my “Holiday Cookies” folder! Yum!!!!!!

  18. Oooh these look and sound amazing!..I must make these.

  19. OH MY GOSH! I know what I will be making this weekend. YUM

  20. Oh, yum! I will definitely add this to my list to try! Visiting from

  21. Looks yummy! This is a must-try. We love dark chocolate around here and adding the salt on top sounds like a fascinating combinations of tastes! I’ve pinned your recipe to my Pinterest recipe board, and I’ve also submitted it to StumbleUpon.

    Thanks for linking up with Frugal Food Thursday at Frugal Follies!

  22. From Calculus to Cupcakes says:

    I love the sweet salty combination! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back Sunday and vote!

  23. Your cookies look divine….I have to have one….or two….

  24. I’m excited to try these! I love the cookie portion but not the creme so these will be perfect for me 🙂

  25. Oh my! How wonderful! Chocolate is my weakness. These look and sound divine!. Thanks for sharing!

  26. Pinning these for sure. I blog about chocolate, so anything chocolate in a blog hop just makes me giddy. Thanks for sharing!

  27. Sweet peas, these look remarkable!!!! I love the salt!! Great idea! I’m with you… it’s hard to beat Oreos. Thanks for sharing Foodtastic Friday!

  28. A package of Double Stuffed Oreos doesnt last more than 5 minutes in my house. If I buy them for baking projects I literally have to hide them and/or threaten death if they get eaten.
    THese cookies sound and look so good. I absolutly love salted dark chocolate.

  29. Yummmm!! Thanks for joining the party at Keep Calm and Link Up this week! Can’t wait to see what you link up next Friday!

    Barbara at Chase the Star
    chasethestar dot net

  30. Seriously? Oh, Joan…these look AMAZING!! What a fantastic combination of flavors. Hope you have a fabulous week. Thanks bunches for stopping by at Mop It Up Mondays!

  31. The Mandatory Mooch says:

    Yummy, these sound delish!! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you link up again this week. The party will be live tonight.

    Don’t forget to “like” my Facebook page if you haven’t already.

    Thanks, Nichi

  32. Swoon! I always need more chocolate in my life. Thanks so much for linking these up to Sweets for a Saturday. You made the Top 5!!!

  33. I am not a big fan of sweets but when I do eat chocolate it’s dark and the salt just pushed these right up to the top of my list. Lovely!

  34. I finally got around to order some black coco powder and this weekend while Mr. Picky Eater and the boys are at the Jimmy Buffet concert in Dallas – I will be cooking up a storm and one of the recipes I’m making are these!!! I simply cannot wait!


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