The best chocolate cookies and wines to pair for the season
We love this double chocolate cookie recipe because the dark cocoa powder add extra richness, and the sea salt flakes are a nice contrast to the sweetness of the melted chocolate on top. See the bottom of the recipe for suggested wine pairings!
Double Chocolate Sea Salt Cookies
Makes about 48 cookies
Recipe By Crave Local Test Kitchen
- 1 1/4 cups unsalted butter, softened
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 organic eggs
- 2 teaspoons Madagascar vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
- 3/4 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 48 pieces of dark or milk chocolate bars, broken into 1 inch pieces
- Flake sea salt for garnish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat the eggs in one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.
Combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and sea salt; stir into the creamed sugar and butter mix until just combined. Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 6 minutes in a preheated oven, then take out to place the chocolate pieces on the cookies. Press one square gently into each cookie, top with flake sea salt, then continue baking for 2 to 4 additional minutes.
Cool on the cookie sheet before transferring to wire racks.
Suggested Cookie & Wine Pairings
- Cameron Hughes ‘Lot 671’ 2016 Meritage, Napa Valley – $24
- Tussock Jumper 2018 Merlot, Vin De France – $12
- Lula Cellars 2017 Pinot Noir, Santa Rosa – $45