Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

25 Minutes Prep Time | 10 Minutes Cook Time | 60 Minutes Total Time | 24 Cookies

How many of you out there are thinking, "You want me to put smoked salt in a cookie? That's crazy-talk!" The only thing crazy about this recipe is forgetting to buy milk (or your favorite chocolate stout) to go along with these irresistible cookies!


  • 1 cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  • ½ tsp Fisherman’s Kitchen Alder smoked sea salt, plus more to sprinkle on top
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (we're big fans of Bob’s Red Mill Brand)
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (more or less to your taste)

    Let's Make It!

    Step 1

    In a large bowl, mix up room temperature butter, white sugar and brown sugar until mixture is smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Stir in the vanilla.

    Step 2

    Dissolve baking soda in hot water and add to batter along with smoked sea salt.
    Stir in flour and chocolate chips.

    Step 3

    Cover bowl and chill for at least 30 minutes. While dough is chillin', preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

    Step 4

    Once dough is chilled, drop by large spoonfuls onto un-greased pans (keep cookies about 2 inches apart); Sprinkle additional Smoked Sea Salt on top of cookies.

    Step 5

    Bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until cookie edges are lightly golden brown and tops of look a little underdone (they will continue to cook a bit while cooling).

    Step 6
    Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to finish cooling. 

    Grand Finale

    Enjoy with tall glass of milk, or a pint of your favorite chocolate stout!

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