Sqirl's Salted Chocolate Cookies

The richest cookies you've ever had

We've been fans of Jessica Koslow and Sqirl for a while now, but when we tried the Valrhona fleur de sel chocolate cookies from Koslow's cookbook, Everything I Want to Eat, our fandom turned into full-blown obsession. These chewy cookies are intensely chocolaty with the perfect salty touch and are a guaranteed win for your next cookie swap. Koslow emphasizes Valrhona chocolate for this recipe, a high-quality confection you can find even in Trader Joe's.

The best takeaway is how Koslow manages to get perfectly round cookies every time. While each cookie bakes differently, Koslow ensures they'll be consistent by running a round cutter slightly bigger than the cookies lightly around the edges to smooth them into perfectly round little packages of chocolate. Watch the video of us making the cookies with Koslow to see the trick in action.

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Recipe adapted from 'Everything I Want to Eat,' by Jessica Koslow

Sqirl's Salted Chocolate Cookies
4.8 from 53 ratings
Rich Valrhona chocolate and fleur de sel take these rich salted chocolate cookies from Jessica Koslow of Sqirl to the next level.
Prep Time
15
minutes
Cook Time
20
minutes
Servings
18
cookies
Total time: 35 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • Pinch fine sea salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) room-temperature unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup, plus 1 tablespoon, granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 9 ounces Valrhona chocolate (70 to 85 percent cacao), roughly chopped
  • Fleur de sel, for garnish
Directions
  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter, sugars and vanilla until extremely fluffy, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the flour mixture and mix until a smooth dough forms, then fold in the chocolate. Wrap the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350º and line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper. Shape the cookie dough into 1¼-ounce (2-tablespoon) balls, then place them 2 inches apart onto the prepared sheet pans. Sprinkle each with a pinch of fleur de sel.
  3. Bake, rotating halfway through, 11 minutes, then remove from the oven. While they're still hot, use a 2¾-inch round cookie cutter to make the cookies perfectly round. Let completely cool, then serve.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 241
Total Fat 15.1 g
Saturated Fat 9.3 g
Trans Fat 0.4 g
Cholesterol 27.1 mg
Total Carbohydrates 27.7 g
Dietary Fiber 2.4 g
Total Sugars 13.9 g
Sodium 118.0 mg
Protein 2.8 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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