Friday, August 12, 2011

Spicy Salted Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I'm slowly learning how to create my own baked goods. It's definitely a process trying to get the right combination of dry ingredients to wet ingredients. I usually use the Nestle Toll House cookie recipe as my guide.
I love salted sweet treats and when I saw a bag of chocolate chunks on sale at Target this recipe was born.

Spicy Salted Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies
by Danielle

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs at room temperature
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chunks
Kosher Salt for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 375 deg.
In a medium bowl combine flours, cocoa powder, pepper and baking soda. Set aside.
In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together butter, sugars and salt until light and fluffy (2-3 minutes). Beat in eggs, one at a time, then add vanilla. Slowly add in flour mixture and mix just until combined. Stir in chocolate chunks.
Using a small ice cream scoop, place scoops of dough approx 2 inches apart on parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake 9-11 minutes or until edges are slightly darkened. Immediately after removing from oven, sprinkle a pinch of kosher on each cookie. Cool on wire racks and Enjoy!


  1. Yes please. These look delicious. I love the sweet and salty combo.

  2. I like the sweet/salty combo as well. I will have to give these a try...maybe tomorrow!