Addictive sweet and salty double chocolate chewy cookies – these are the ultimate chocolate cookie!
Sweet and Salty Double Chocolate Chewy Cookies

So we’re all going to a spa this mother’s day?


Maybe if you count your four year old walking on your back every day because she thinks it’s SO HYSTERICAL as “a spa experience”.

Sweet and Salty Double Chocolate Chewy Cookies

Honestly, at this point I find the idea of a stranger massaging me alternately fascinating (OMG I CAN’T BELIEVE WE USED TO LET PEOPLE TOUCH OUR BODIES AND DIDN’T EVEN WORRY ABOUT ALL THE VIRAL PARTICLES THEY WERE UNDOUBTEDLY PASSING TO US) and disgusting.

Don’t even get me started on steam rooms.


So despite the fact that if ever there was a year that I NEEDED a spa getaway, it’s not happening.

Sweet and Salty Double Chocolate Chewy Cookies

Plan B:

make cookies. hide in bathroom. eat cookies.

That sounds much more realistic. And sanitary.

Sweet and Salty Double Chocolate Chewy Cookies

If ever you’ve had dreams about the perfect chocolate cookie, then this is it!

It’s crispy and chewy and salty and sweet, with shards of bittersweet chocolate melting in your mouth in every bite. I’m not even that much of a chocolate cookie fan, but I had a really hard time resisting these and eventually had to gift some to our doormen just to prevent our family of three from eating all forty. In retrospect, I probably should have frozen half the batch to have emergency cookies on hand for those nights that just require a hit of warm melty chocolate straight to the face.

And now you know my weekend plans!

Have a safe and happy mother’s day!

Sweet and Salty Double Chocolate Chewy Cookies
Addictive sweet and salty double chocolate chewy cookies - these are the ultimate chocolate cookie!
Yield: 40 cookies
  • 2 cups (256 g) all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup (72 g) Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp Maldon or other flaky sea salt
  • ½ tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 cup + 4 tbsp (282 g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup (225 g) dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar + ½ cup for coating cookies
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 8 oz (225 g) bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and both types of salt. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter, sugars, and vanilla on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Add in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Decrease the mixer speed to low and slowly add in the flour mixture. Add in the chopped chocolate and mix until just combined.
  3. Cover and chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
  4. When ready to bake, heat the oven to 350F (180C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Pour the remaining ½ cup sugar into a small bowl.
  5. Divide the chilled dough into heaping tbsp of dough. Roll into balls and then roll in the sugar so that they are completely coated. Place on the prepared baking sheets, spacing them at least 2 inches (5 cm) apart.
  6. Bake until the edges of the cookies are set but the centers are still soft, about 12 minutes, rotating the baking sheets halfway through. Cool for a few minutes on the baking sheets then transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool completely.
Recipe from Midwest Made


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8 Responses to Sweet and Salty Double Chocolate Chewy Cookies

  1. Pam says:

    Steam rooms–Ew!!!! I think personal space is going to become much more important to everyone after this pandemic!

    These cookies would literally make my kids and husband drool. Bookmarked.

  2. Kate says:

    My current idea of a spa day is to have my kids use straws to blow bubbles in the kiddie pool that I’ve filled with hot water.

  3. I think we will all suffer some form of PTSD when this is over. We won’t know how to be near each other anymore.

    I love a salty cookie like this because it helps bring out all the flavors.These look delicious!

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  4. Have a great mothers day – my 11 year old is into creating a spa at home – there are lots of youtube videos to guide you – the things I did not need to know!!!! And those biscuits look delicious – just the sort of thing I love in the freezer!

  5. Connie says:

    These are amazing!! I think they might be the best cookie I have ever had!!! They are the perfect texture and they have the perfect mix of salt and sugar. Wow! I ended up with 56 cookies using a #50 scoop.

  6. Courtney says:

    Oh my gosh, I snort laughed at the 4 year old walking on your back because that’s also accurate for me. Hope you had a good Mother’s Day, Joanne!

  7. Cheryl says:

    Can these be made with vegan margarine?

    • joanne says:

      Hi Cheryl, Honestly I haven’t tried it. If you’ve had success with using it in other cookies then I don’t see why these would be any different!

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