Monday, 13 September 2010

Salted Chocolate Cookies..... Mood - Salty Sweet

OK who here doesn't love chocolate....? I love it but it has to be good quality dark chocolate. There is nothing smoother than it melting in your mouth and leaving a lovely coating of goodness. I came across these little beauties but for the life of me cant remember who's website it was. If this is your recipe please let me know as THEY WERE AMAZING!

Firstly as much as chocolate is wonderful, there is nothing better than having a lovely sweet treat ready in half an hour from start to finish. I was so excited to see them shape up and crackle as they cooked. They looked so vintage and retro i wanted to frame one...

The balance of salt to sweet is incredible and so subtle. I used maldon kosher salt. It is flaky and crisp. I highly recommend you make these. You can make a big batch and keep the dough in the freezer for up to two months if you like. All you will need to do it is to cook them from frozen for 1 minute longer.

I made a batch of these for a friend of mine who has just given birth and I cant wait to see her and her new baby Elise..... I hope you enjoy them Carole.


150g all purpose flour
60 g Good Quality cocoa
1/2 t Bicarbonate of Soda
125g room temperature butter
110g Light brown sugar
50g golden caster sugar
1 teaspoon of flaky salt or Fleur de sel salt
1 t vanilla extract


  • Cream the butter and then add both the sugars , salt and vanilla.
  • Beat for a couple of minutes
  • Add the flour, cocoa, and Bicarbonate of soda and combine.
  • It will resemble crumbs. Make sure you mix everything well.
  • Turn this out onto a work surface and divide into two.
  • Roll them out and make logs and cling wrap them.
  • Place them in the freezer to set.
  • Once they have gone hard, take them out and cut into rings.
  • Place on a baking sheet and cook at 190 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
  • Once they are done take them out. They will look like they are not done but just give them a minute to cool down and then serve them.

You can place them in an airtight container for up to a week.

But they wont last long!!!!


Fiona said...

Hi Joudie
These look delicious, I would have thought they had really good quality chocolate in them rather than cocoa because they look so rich. So much easier to use good quality cocoa.
Also wanted to tell you that I love your site and to thank you for your wonderful posts.

~Lisa~ said...

Dark chocolate and fleur de sel is such a great mix. I love this recipe. Fantastic photos too.

My Kitchen in the Rockies said...

You read my mind. I was thinking about a salty chocolate cookie the other day. Thanks for the recipe!

Heavenly Housewife said...

oooh, I wish i could steal one of these beauties!
*kisses* HH

Juliana said...

Wow, these chocolate cookies look so yummie, so rich color and I am sure that the salt must taste yummie!

scrambledhenfruit said...

Mmmm...I love the sprinkle of salt on top of that lovely chocolate cookie. Simple and delicious!

Jess @ Bakericious said...

I love chocolate too and these cookies look extremely chocolately and delicious :).

Joudie's Mood Food said...

@Fiona, yes i thought that they would have chocolate in them too not cocoa powder. BUt trust me they are Gorgeous like this.
@Lisa, isnt it such a gorgeous combination....
@MKITR nice to have you back here.... MAKE THIS. It is great. Iv already made it twice
@HH Next time i will send you one. They are worth stealing
@Juliana, it is such a great taste of the salty sweet. Becasue the chocolate is so pure and dark it is almost salty even before you add the salt.
@scrambled hen, you said it. Simpe and delicious.
@bakericious, chocolately is not even the word. Soooo good!

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said...

I love salty sweet too!! Must make these cookies!

Christine@Christine's Recipes said...

The choc cookies look so delicious. Should give it a try.

Maria said...


Victoria said...

I love chocolate cookies but I never tried with flaky salt! What a great idea! Very tempting! Thanks

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

They look so delicious-I really like the sound of this combination! :D

Sally said...

I like cakes made with Fleur de sel every since I made a David Lebovitz Bretonne cake. These chocolate ones look so easy and quick. Dark, salty - it'll keep the children's hands away and let the adults get a look in.

Radhika said...

It looks so chocolaty.. Slurpp

Anna Johnston said...

YumO. These morsels of chokky goodness sound exactly what I'm after.

Brooke (Baking with Basil) said...

It's not too often you see a cookie that looks so rich in chocolate! I was sold as soon as I read the title! YUM!!!

Honey @ honeyandsoy said...

Oh yum! I can't imagine anyone not liking chocolate.. about to make a chocolate cake very soon too! Going to try this cookie too!

tasteofbeirut said...

I made some but we had a new oven I did not realize was too powerful and so they burnt; but I am not giving up! as I love the combo of brown sugar and a dash of salt and cocoa; sounds wonderful!!!!!

whathappenednext said...

Hi Joudie
I just made these for my husband's birthday (he LOVES chocolate and salt) but they've come out really flat and not at all cracked up. What did I do wrong?!

Paula said...

Just made these, but had the same problem as Becky... they came out looking pretty much as they went it, and not at all cracked up. The taste is nice, but the texture is not very cookie like...

Any suggestions?