May 20, 2013

Salted Dark Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

There's just something about adding a touch of sea salt to sweet treats.  Don't you agree?  I don't know what it is but it seems magical or just plain brilliant. I love caramel flavors with a touch of chocolate that's been kissed with a sprinkle of sea salt.  It packs a punch of flavor and makes that treat even that more special. When I made Rachel's Salted Caramel Brownies {recipe as a link on my page}, I was in heaven.  I loved this recipe and the look of the brownies.  They are so tempting-looking.  They are also prettttyyy rich.  Rich in a good way though.  Delicious and sinful all in one.

These cookies pretty much entertain the same idea.

Sunday was a nice, relaxing day.  The walk went well except for the fact that it was chilly and rainy outside.  Boo.  We then went to brunch post-walk and I had a tasty mimosa and a buffalo chicken wrap.  There's no photo of the wrap and I was starving. I'm sure you understand. :)

Note: This was my lovely friends instagram photo, not mine.

When we got home, I got straight to laundry and cleaning up around the house a little bit. I was going to go food shopping but between the lousy weather and the food I inhaled at brunch, I was tired.  I then thought about making something with sea salt and I wanted to make something sweet but didn't want it to be crazy elaborate or tons of work.  So I figured a simple peanut butter cookie { PB cookies are my fav}!  with chocolate chips and some sea salt would rock.  And ohhh boy did they ever!

These cookies are moist, chewy, peanut-buttery, perfectly chocolaty and have just the right amount of sea salt.  It really makes these peanut butter cookies unique.  I also chose to use dark chocolate chips because I purchased them a while back and forgot I had them, and well, dark chocolate is healthier after all.  Right? :)

Cookies are of course always wonderful when they are warm and right out of the oven; these cookies are so tasty warm!  But these also hardened up nicely yet still remained very chewy and moist.  You can freeze them for a later sweet-tooth date, or just keep in an air tight container on your nightstand kitchen counter.

I hope you give these a try and soon!

I just googled a basic peanut butter cookie recipe and then added some of my flair. :)

* 1 cup dark chocolate chips
* sprinkle sea salt/kosher salt on top of cookies before placing in oven. Pat cookies down just a touch.

 You'll probably need an ice cold glass of milk.  Enter: childhood.

Have a super Monday!


  1. That sounds amazing! I really want some, right now!

  2. I love salted chocolate. These look SO good!

  3. I adore peanut butter cookies! I totally agree, the addition of sea salt is so awesome! I've never thought to add sea salt! great idea!