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Dark Chocolate Salted Cookies

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These simple Dark Chocolate Salted Cookies are easy to make (no mixer needed!) and have the rich chocolaty taste of an Oreo.

These simple Dark Chocolate Salted Cookies are easy to make (no mixer needed!) and have the rich chocolaty taste of an Oreo. | Persnickety Plates

Dark Chocolate Cookies

I love Oreos. But, just like I don’t like frosting, I am in the minority in not liking the creme filling. That makes these cookies perfect for me.

They remind me of Nabisco’s Famous Chocolate Wafers, which I love, but these are soft and chewy. Even better.

The sea salt sprinkled on the top is the perfect contrast to the dark chocolate. 

These simple Dark Chocolate Salted Cookies are easy to make (no mixer needed!) and have the rich chocolaty taste of an Oreo. | Persnickety Plates

I originally published this post October 17, 2012 with the following note:

“I’m not sure if I mentioned it, but I’ll be attending my first blog conference next week. It’s an online blog conference which is pretty perfect for me. Through it, I’ve already met a bunch of very talented bloggers.

I had this recipe pinned last month but found that Joan of Chocolate, Chocolate and More is attending Online BlogCon too. Besides being an awesome baker, she is so sweet and amazing at spreading blog love and wisdom. I’m happy to have “met” her. “

These simple Dark Chocolate Salted Cookies are easy to make (no mixer needed!) and have the rich chocolaty taste of an Oreo. | Persnickety Plates

Sadly, Joan passed away late last year. It was one of those times where the death of someone you never met rocked your world. She was the sweetest person I never had the pleasure of meeting.

Keep her spirit alive by visiting both her blog and Facebook page which are being maintained by her family.

Equipment you’ll need

  • Mixing Bowl – One large bowl is all you’ll need.
  • Cookie Scoop – I have a variety of sizes of cookie scoops.They make the easiest, most uniform cookie dough balls. In this batch, I used a size 50, which holds just over 1 tablespoon of dough.
  • Baking Sheets – I like to use a lipped baking sheet so no dough balls roll off and hit the floor. For the best results, line the pans with parchment paper or silicone mats.
These simple Dark Chocolate Salted Cookies are easy to make (no mixer needed!) and have the rich chocolaty taste of an Oreo. | Persnickety Plates

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Dark Chocolate Salted Cookies

Melissa | Persnickety Plates
These simple Dark Chocolate Salted Cookies are easy to make (no mixer needed!) and have the rich chocolaty taste of an Oreo.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 92 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 5 Tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup dark cocoa powder I used Hershey’s Special Dark
  • cup sugar
  • cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • coarsely ground sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Line two cookie sheets with either parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
  • In a medium sauce pan, over low heat, melt the butter. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the sugars.
  • Add in the cocoa powder and stir until completely blended.
  • Add in the vanilla and sour cream. Stir until smooth and almost all lumps are gone.
  • Fold in the flour mixture.
  • Use a cookie scoop to portion out 1″ balls and add 12 per prepared cookie sheet. Gently press down on the dough balls to flatten them. They’ll hold their shape.
  • Sprinkle a bit of sea salt on top of each cookie.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove them from the oven and let them rest on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 92kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 57mgPotassium: 45mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 103IUVitamin C: 0.04mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg

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  1. stephanie says

    ohmyword, this is NOT what I needed to see after getting back from the gym 🙂 those look delicious!!

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