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Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

These Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect salty and sweet combo, and sure to make everyone smile!

This Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is the best treat for any occasion including holidays, birthdays, or for a school treat. Packed with dark chocolate chips and topped with a hint of sea salt these cookies are easy and require no chilling. #baking #desserts #cookies

With Mother’s Day around the corner there is only one thing I want: these Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies all to myself. Okay, fine I will probably wind up sharing with my family, but you get the idea. I have been making these cookies for years and they are always a huge hit whenever I gift them or bring them to a party. Lots of people have asked for my cookie recipe, and I always tell them it is nothing crazy; they are just some dang good cookies with salt on top! Also, the dough requires no chill time which I adore and saves me time. So, if super simple and delicious cookies are your thing, congrats you are in the right place.

First, before we jump into the recipe I want to give a disclaimer. I am fully aware that there are tons of chocolate chip cookie recipes out there. There all also tons of ways people claim are the wrong or right way to make a cookie. I am not a professional baker, so take my opinion with a grain of salt (sorry I had to). These are how many grandma made cookies, therefore this is the way I learnt and love to make them! Yes, they probably have a touch too much flour. It’s okay, I’m cool with it because they are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside and perfectly sweet and salty. These are not super gooey and chewy cookies. Therefore, if you want that type of cookie check out my Gooey Butter Cake Cookies.

Baked cookies on a piece of parchment paper with chocolate chips around them.

What Do I Need To Make Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies?

The kitchen tools required for this recipe are:

  • A Hand or Stand Mixer
  • A Couple Large Bowls
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • A Cookie Scoop or Spoon
  • 1-2 Cookies Sheets

Raw cookie dough in a glass bowl with wooden spoon.

Simple Step-By- Step

  • First, combine dry ingredients and whisk to combine, set aside.
  • Second, nearly melt the butter and combine with sugars and vanilla extract.
  • Third, add in eggs.
  • Fourth, slowly add in dry ingredients and stir.
  • Fifth, stir in dark chocolate chips.
  • Sixth, divide dough and place on cookie sheet.
  • Next, top with sea salt and bake.
  • Finally, try not to eat them all in one sitting.

Note: Do not over-mix the eggs when you add them in. You want to beat them until just combined, about 20 seconds. If you mix them too long the cookies will be stiff.

Overhead shot of raw cookie dough in a line on parchment paper.

Does the dough need to be chilled?

NO! There is no chilling required for this recipe which saves you time and fridge space! Plus, gets those cookies in your tummy faster, which is really the ultimate goal let’s be real.

Can I use any type of chocolate chips?

Sure! I love using dark chocolate chips or chunks for this recipe, because it goes so well with the sea salt on top. If dark chocolate isn’t your thing feel free to use semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips.

Can the dough be made ahead of time?

Yep, while there is no chilling required for this recipe you can make the dough up to 24 hrs ahead of baking them. Just combine the dough according to the recipe and store in the fridge in an airtight container until you are ready to bake them.

How long do these stay fresh?

When stored in an airtight container at room temperature these cookies will stay good for 4-5 days.

Close up of raw cookie dough on a cookie sheet with more blurred in background.

Looking for More Sweet Treats? Try These!

Gooey Butter Cake Cookies

Nutella Rice Krispie Treats

Chocolate Cake Cookies with Peppermint Sprinkle

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Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

This Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is the best treat for any occasion including holidays, birthdays, or for a school treat. Packed with dark chocolate chips and topped with a hint of sea salt these cookies are easy and require no chilling. #baking #desserts #cookies
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5 from 6 votes

Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect indulgent treat for any occasion. An added bonus is that there is no chilling required for this recipe!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack, Treat
Cuisine: American, Christmas
Keyword: dark chocolate, Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 179kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, baking soda and baking powder in a bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside. 
  • Place butter in microwave and melt for 20-30 seconds until nearly melted.* Add butter, brown sugar, sugar and vanilla extract to a large bowl. Using a stand or hand mixture beat on medium-low until combined. 
  • Add eggs and beat until just combined, about 20 seconds, try not to over-mix them. Add the dry ingredients in and stir to combine. Finally, add in chocolate chips and stir to combine. The dough should not be sticky. 
  • Use either a cookie scoop or spoon to evenly divide the dough. Place each one on a prepared cookie sheet about an inch apart from one another. Add a pinch of course ground sea salt on the top of each cookie.
  • Place cookies in oven on middle rack (if using two cookie sheets rotate halfway through) for about 10 minutes. The cookies will be just turning gold when they are finished. Remove from oven and let cool. Enjoy!

Notes

*When I say nearly melted butter i mean that the majority is melted, but there are still some visible chunks of soft butter left. 
*It's important to not over-bake the cookies. Do not wait until they are golden or brown, because they will be hard. 

Nutrition

Serving: 2Cookies | Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.2g | Protein: 2.7g | Fat: 10.2g | Saturated Fat: 6.2g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 7.1g | Calcium: 1% | Iron: 6%
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13 Comments

  • Reply
    Veena Azmanov
    May 6, 2019 at 3:03 am


    Love the homemade option to making these delicious and flavorful cookies. The salty option sounds unique.

  • Reply
    Sylvie
    April 29, 2019 at 1:07 am


    Chocolate chips cookies are such a classic, and adding some salt to it is the perfect way to make them pop! I’m a real sucker for salt in dessert so this recipe is screaming my name!

    • Reply
      caitlyn
      May 5, 2019 at 1:23 am

      Same! I love sweet and salty together!

  • Reply
    Adrianne
    April 29, 2019 at 12:41 am


    Oh yes please for cookies! These look delicious. I would love a cup of tea and a few of these to dunk in it. The photos are great too, thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      caitlyn
      May 5, 2019 at 1:22 am

      Thank you!

  • Reply
    Ginny
    April 29, 2019 at 12:24 am


    I make chocolate chip cookies 5 different ways and I never thought to make them salted. This sounds absolutely delicious. Thank you!

    • Reply
      caitlyn
      May 5, 2019 at 1:22 am

      I love the hint of salt on top!

  • Reply
    Suzy
    April 28, 2019 at 11:33 pm


    I love these fresh out of the oven!

    • Reply
      caitlyn
      May 5, 2019 at 1:22 am

      They are the best warm!

  • Reply
    Colleen
    April 28, 2019 at 11:23 pm


    OMG these cookies look like perfection! I love that they are salted, and the texture is beautiful. Can’t wait to make them. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      caitlyn
      May 5, 2019 at 1:21 am

      They are so good!

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