Triple Chocolate Salted Cookies

I’ve eaten more cookies this past week than I care to admit. Of the cookies swapped at our Holiday Cookie Swap, these Triple Chocolate Salted Cookies were my favorite. I may have been biased since these are the cookies that I brought to the swap, but that’s a minor detail.

I added a pinch of salt right before baking them because I love the salty sweet combo and I was worried the cookies would be too chocolatey for Hubby. That was one of the best decisions I made last week. The salt really enhanced the sweet chocolate flavors in the cookies.

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Triple Chocolate Salted Cookies

Yield: 4 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

2 cups flour
1/2 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
16 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp instant coffee or espresso powder
10 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
sea salt

Directions:

Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.

Using a heatproof bowl, microwave the chocolate in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted and smooth. In a small mixing bowl, combine the eggs, vanilla and instant coffee granules; stir well with a fork to dissolve; set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter at medium speed until smooth and creamy, about 5 seconds. Stir in the sugars and beat until combined, yet still granular, about 1 minute. With the mixer on low speed, gradually beat in the egg mixture until incorporated, about 45 seconds. Pour in the chocolate at a steady stream and continue mixing until combined, about 40 seconds. Detach the paddle and scrape down the bottom and sides of the bowl. Reattach the paddle and turn the mixer on low speed. Add the dry ingredients and mix just until incorporated. Do not overmix. Fold in the chocolate chips with a wooden spoon. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners. Scoop golf-ball sized dough-balls onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing about 1 1/2 inches apart. Sprinkle each cookie with sea salt.

Bake for 10 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies have just begun to set but the centers are still very soft. Rotate the sheets halfway through baking. Remove from oven and cool on the cookie sheets for about 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Cool the baking sheets back to room temperature before continuing with the remaining dough.

Recipe as seen on Pennies on a Platter, originally from Baking Illustrated

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11 Responses to “Rocky Road Squares”

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    The Hungry Mouse — November 4, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Drooling now! I’ll take two, please.

    +Jessie

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    Erin — November 4, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Love them and will be making them this weekend!

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    nutmegnanny — November 4, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    I’m totally drooling over these bars! I can’t believe how easy they are:)

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    We Are Not Martha — November 5, 2009 at 2:14 am

    How delicious do these look?!?! I might have to try these…

    Sues

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    Amy I. — November 5, 2009 at 6:38 am

    The ease of prep to impressiveness ratio of these bars looks extremely high 🙂 Added them to my to-do list…thanks for the inspiration!

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    biz319 — November 5, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Wow, how easy is that??!! I may make those for our cookie exchange this year! 😀

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    stephchows — November 5, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    those things look jam packed with tastiness!

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    Erin — November 5, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    It’s nice to have an easy dessert recipe to turn to! I’m so glad you liked them!

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    Kristy — November 9, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Ummm.. AMAZING! I might have to try those ASAP!

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    Mermaid Sweets — November 10, 2009 at 3:13 am

    Thanks for posting, looks like a good and easy holiday addition.

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