These salted dark chocolate chip cookies elevate this favorite treat to new heights of delicious – they are thick, gooey, and chewy in all the right places.
salted dark chocolate chip cookies

Can’t a girl ever just get a cookie?

That’s how I sometimes feel around here with all my multi-step, overnight rest, crazy time-consuming recipes.

Like, this week when I really did have BEST.LAID.PLANS to get all wild and funkytown in the kitchen, but all I could think of was cookie cookie COOKIE COOKIE COOOOKIIIEEEEE.


I would apologize for my laziness but…

…these are just too good.

And they only take about twenty minutes of hands on time and ten minutes of downtime, which is perfect for when that one track cookie mind hits.

But also perhaps not so good because having some quality chocolate chip cookies out of the oven in thirty minutes or less?!?

Could be dangerous.


I say let’s live on the wild side.

I hear they have the best cookies there.


So, what makes these so special? For one thing, they contain three kinds of sugar, which gives them some great caramel flavor notes and chewy gooey texture. For another, BIG CHOCOLATE CHUNKS and flaky sea salt on top to balance out all that cookie sweetness.

The thing I love about them most, though, is that they are so low maintenance. No chill time, no exact weight measurements, no going crazy over exactly what kind of chocolate to use…they’re just good. And sometimes that’s just what you really need.

Salted Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies
These salted dark chocolate chip cookies elevate this favorite treat to new heights of delicious - they are thick, gooey, and chewy in all the right places.
Yield: 2 dozen cookies
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp turbinado sugar
  • ¾ cup + 2 tbsp packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1¾ cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 6 oz bittersweet chocolate, cut into ½-inch chunks
  • flake salt, for finishing
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes on medium speed. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined. Scrape the bowl again.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. With the mixer on low, slowly add the flour mixture. Mix until the batter is mostly mixed with streaks of flour still running through. Add the chocolate and mix until just combined, stirring the dough by hand to finish.
  4. At this point, you can bake the dough immediately or refrigerate for 24 hours or overnight. Resting will intensify the caramel-like flavors, but they are pretty delicious either way.
  5. When ready to bake, heat oven to 350F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop the dough onto the baking sheets in 2 tbsp scoops. Top with a pinch of flaky salt just before baking.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, rotating the sheets halfway through. The cookies should be lightly golden on the outside but still quite gooey in the middle. Let cool on the baking pans for at least 5 minutes.
  7. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cookie

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52 Responses to Salted Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Zainab says:

    I want to live on the wild side if this is how things play out. Chunky chocolate and sea salt any day 🙂

  2. YES! These cookies are stunning. Salted desserts are my absolute favorite!!

  3. Be back in half an hour … got me some baking to do! 😉

  4. bellini says:

    I agree with the consciences that salted desserts of all kinds are the best. Resistance is futile.

  5. SallyBR says:

    I have that book! Haven’t cooked anything from it yet, but really enjoyed reading it…

    I think I remember those cookies and mentally bookmarked them

    they look pretty amazing…… (sigh)

  6. These cookies really would be dangerous around me. I am a little bit obsessed with salted dark chocolate.

  7. I freaking LOVE these cookies!! It’s the salt…and that brown sugar…OMG.

  8. If living on the wild side of cookies means I get to have THESE, then put me down for that business! Um, cannot even fathom how freakin’ awesome these look. Friday food all the way!

  9. Julia says:

    Thank the lawwww I’m not the only one who’s been wanting to whip out crazy quick recipes that taste like a slice of heaven. I’ve been in the same boat lately – I can’t be bothered with complicated meals when all I want is a gawforsaken popsicle. I saw bring on those tri-sugar no-chill cookies, sista…they look soooooo good!

  10. Johanna GGG says:

    I am quite the cookie girl – took me years to realise it so I am still catching up on all the cookies I ignored for so long – these look fantastic – low maintenance is my sort of thing with large dark chunks of chocolate being mandatory

  11. Girl, I don’t need anything fancy. This is pretty much my dream dessert. And I LOVE that there isn’t any chill time for these!

  12. girl, i’m with you! and hey, there’s nothing lazy about baking cookies. . esp when it’s done the right way. . these are perfection! love!

  13. It could suddenly become cookie weekend in this house!

  14. Heather says:

    Those sea salt flakes on top! Sold! Also… hallelujah for quick cookie recipes because when you want cookies, you want cookies now.

  15. this is 100% my idea of THE PERFECT COOKIE! lovelovelove

  16. Pam says:

    Now that is my kind of cookie! YUM!

  17. I haven’t baked cookies in over a month. CRIMINAL. I think these might break my dry spell. Because, Dude, 3 kinds of sugar? We all win.

  18. Lori Rice says:

    You are seriously speaking my language. Sometimes I want to stop all the exciting innovation and experimenting, and make a plain ol’, freakin’ cookie! These are perfect. Chances are good they will come out of my oven this weekend!

  19. This might be the best cookie I’ve seen in a while! Love the salted dark chocolate combo here. They look amazing!

  20. Mouthwatering deliciousness!! When will you open a bakery?

  21. These look great! I love dark chocolate and salty sweet desserts. Pinning!

  22. Emma says:

    Well, I hate you a little bit for bringing these magical cookies to my attention, but I’m sure all will be forgiven when I’m nibbling on them later this afternoon…

  23. Kinsey says:

    OMG, I made these cookies last week, and they were the best things ever! So chewy and rich, with a nice pop of sea salt. I didn’t think I would ever need a new chocolate chip cookie, but now that I’ve tried this recipe I’m never going back.

  24. Love no fuss cookies and I can’t resist the dark chocolate sea salt combo!

  25. Eileen says:

    Cookies in a half hour aren’t so much dangerous as they are correct. 🙂 Hooray for homemade cookies!

  26. Lynn says:

    Those look positively decadent! And easy is good. 🙂

  27. Kelly says:

    I totally need a cookie to cure that 3pm sugar craving right now. These look incredible! Love the 3 kinds of sugar and no chilling too? Yes please!

  28. No matter how many desserts I make, chocolate chip cookies always, always have a very important place. And done in a half hour? Yes, yes and yes!

  29. Hotly Spiced says:

    I love how there are three types of sugar in these and I do like it when that causes a caramel flavour to the cookie. I light sprinkle of salt on top finishes these off beautifully xx

  30. Mira says:

    These are perfect! I haven’t made cookies in a while! need to try them!

  31. Kate says:

    Cookies have been my weakness the past few months!

  32. Veronica says:

    Girrrrl, you’re speaking my language with these winners. I would replace any meal, or all meals, to eat the entire batch in a day. Wowzers.

  33. Beth says:

    Wow, Joanne, these sound perfect! Have a great weekend.

  34. Erica says:

    I’ve been dying to get a hold of this cookbook, and these cookies are further proof that I need it! This looks amazing 🙂

  35. This reminds me that I STILL don’t have any cookie recipes on my blog! The first time I make them, though, I can promise you they’ll be something really simple like these … and oh-so-good, like these! Oh, Joanne, now you’ve got me craving cookies, you naughty girl!

  36. Carolyn @ Cabot Cheese says:

    Low maintenance cookie recipe….sounds perfect to me. ~Carolyn @ Cabot

  37. Agness says:

    It’s always nice to bake cookies you keep craving when visiting Subway restaurant. They look absolutely gorgeous, girl! Mniam, mniam!

  38. Claudia says:

    You ARE the cookie monster! Now you’ve got me on that cookie train, the one with chocolate and salt.

  39. No shame in only wanting to make cookies. It happens at my place all. the. time! This looks SO good!

  40. easypeasy says:

    Love how fast these cookies are. Most of the time when I want a cookie it’s right now! So the faster the better 🙂

  41. I must bake a batch too! They look GREAT!

  42. Susan says:

    I’ll be right over! They look dangerously good, Joanne!

  43. Velva says:

    OMG! The salted chocolate chip cookies are to die for! Love it!!!


  44. Wow, I never heard of turbinado sugar before- another food thing I’ve gotta now check out!

  45. grace says:

    very nice! since i usually just use regular chocolate chips, chocolate chunks always seem exciting to me!

  46. Victoria says:

    How crazy is it that I also shared a recipe for salted chocolate chip cookies last week? Great minds think alike! You really can’t go wrong here, and quite frankly, I’m craving more cookies now… 😉

  47. Sarah says:

    Chocolate chip cookies are THIS girl’s best friend.. love this!

  48. These look amazing! And those salt flakes? YUM. I will be dreaming about having these warm, fresh out of the oven in just 30 minutes.

  49. Robin says:

    I know this is really old but if you still remember…do these come out thick? It’s hard to tell from the pictures!

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