Salted Chocolate Truffle Cookies

Salted Chocolate Truffle Cookies | Butter Baking

These babies are as much brownie as they are cookie.

And since cookies + brownies happen to be two of my favourite things to eat (like, ever), putting them together and having a brownie-like-cookie is right up my alley.

Salted Chocolate Truffle Cookies | Butter Baking

So when I saw this recipe on Bake or Break it went right onto my “to-bake” list.

Then one of those perfect-coincidence moments happened. Someone from Lindt emailed me asking if I’d like to be sent some Excellence bars to bake with.

Well, of course I did. I love Lindt. And the bars she sent me? The ones with a touch of sea salt.

Salted Chocolate Truffle Cookies | Butter Baking

It was kind of perfect, like these cookies were just begging to be baked.

So baked they were. But instead of the chocolate chips called for in the original recipe, I chopped up the salted dark Lindt chocolate inside.

Salted Chocolate Truffle Cookies | Butter Baking

And the cookies were awesome. So fudgy and decadent!

I love the way that sea salt makes flavours pop, particularly chocolate, so for me, this whole thing is the perfect, gooey, chocolate, salty/sweet, brownie/cookie combination.

And they are just as good when they are cooled and chewy as they are when they are warm and melty!

Salted Chocolate Truffle Cookies | Butter Baking

SALTED CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE COOKIES
 
Ingredients
  • 300g dark chocolate, chopped (11 oz)
  • 30g unsalted butter (1 oz)
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup plain flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp sea salt (plus extra, for sprinkling)
  • ⅓ cup chocolate chips (I used a Lindt Sea Salt Excellence Bar, chopped)
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F) and line trays with baking paper.
  2. Place the chopped chocolate and butter in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring between each burst, until chocolate and butter are melted, smooth and combined.
  3. Whisk in the sugar. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time, until incorporated.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder and salt, stirring to combine.
  5. Allow the dough to cool a little, then stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. Chill the dough in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  7. Use a cookie scoop to drop balls of dough onto the prepared trays. Sprinkle each cookie with a little sea salt (optional and to taste).
  8. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes, until the edges of the cookies are slightly cracked.
  9. Allow to cool before removing from trays. Makes about 20 cookies.
  10. Happy baking!

Adapted from Ghirardelli, via Bake or Break.

32 Thoughts on “Salted Chocolate Truffle Cookies

  1. oh yum yum yum! I’m so obsessed with salted anything at the moment ;) so good!

  2. Perfect, was looking for something like my ginger bookies that are basically melt and mix :) easiest with a babe :)

  3. Miriam on August 13, 2013 at 3:17 pm said:

    Lindt sea salt chocolate is my favourite! And I love brownies and cookies so these are a must try! Thanks for posting

  4. These look amaaaazing! I love lindt chocolate, these are right up my alley!

  5. Thanks for sharing. These look incredible.

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  8. WOW ! Why is it that every time I am going on a diet I end up looking at posts like these… I mught need to unplug for a while.. or not diet… Ah ! Thanks for the recipe anyway, I’ll try it soon !

    • I know what you mean Marie – I read a lot of food blogs and they often have me drooling/craving/hungry for sugar/racing to the kitchen to bake! Forget the diet I say ;-)

  9. huntfortheverybest on August 14, 2013 at 12:39 pm said:

    they sound sinful!

  10. These look so delicious! Love the crinkly tops :-) really want one of these!

  11. These cookies look INSANE! Omg I’m drooling. Totally pinning! ;)

  12. Oh, yes! I remember these fondly. I think the cookie/brownie combo is one of the best ideas ever!

    • I’m not surprised – they’re great! Thanks so much for posting the recipe :-) and I love the brownie/cookie combo too (also makes for less work when cutting up brownies ;-) )

  13. The sea salt-dark chocolate bars are my favourite Lindt chocolates. So so good! Your brownie cookies look decadent.

  14. I can’t even tell you how breathtaking these are. Wow!

  15. These look wonderful! I’ve been wanting to make some brownie cookies, and these look perfect!!

  16. The chocolate is so dark and rich looking you can almost taste them looking at the photos! And I love a thick chewy cookie! Another Butter Baking recipe for the “bake now” list. :) Thanks, Natasha!

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  19. Charlotte on May 20, 2014 at 6:51 pm said:

    I made them for a friend for her birthday, who loved them
    Plus, there were some to spare in our household!
    (However, needless to say, these leftover cookies mysteriously disappeared within a day of them being baked…)
    So yummy!! (:

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