Cookies · Desserts

Dark Brown Sugar Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are definitely different from the average chocolate chip cookie… there’s a dark sweet molasses flavor because of the dark brown sugar, and a saltiness as almost an aftertaste… My hubby and I LOVED them!  They are crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside… heavenly…milk-thirst-inducing… Just try them.


  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 heaping tsp COARSE sea salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1/2 cup light butter, room temp (you can use all regular butter, I just opted to save a little bit of fat)
  • 2 cups DARK brown sugar (yes, this makes a difference, don’t use light!)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1.5 heaping cups chocolate chips/ chunks
Preheat oven to 350.  Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt in medium bowl.
In large bowl or stand mixer, cream together butter and brown sugar, add eggs and vanilla, mix to combine until smooth.
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Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and combine.


Add the chocolate chips/ chunks and gently mix with wooden spoon to distribute them.
Drop by rounded spoonful onto cookie sheet (if you want an extra punch of salt you can sprinkle more sea salt on top before baking) and bake at 350 for 11 minutes or until golden brown.  If you want chewy cookies, don’t over-bake…err on the side of under-baking and, if you’re not sure, just take them out and put them on the hot stovetop for another minute or so and they’ll set.  This was a lesson it took me a long time to learn!  But it makes all the difference.IMG_4498
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Makes 3 dozen cookies.
Nutritional Facts:  (per cookie) 113 cals, 5 g fat, 64 g sodium, 11 g sugar, 1.6 g protein.
Recipe adapted from

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