Post Halloween, I found myself drowning in leftover fun-size chocolate that I knew I couldn’t possibly finish on my own, but the chocolate-lover in me also couldn’t bear to part with it. Craving something sweet beyond a simple candy bar, I decided to combine a few of my favourite things: chocolate, cookies, and flakey sea salt. This recipe is pretty straightforward, and I won’t sugarcoat things (pun intended), these cookies are ADDICTIVE. Beware, and don’t forget that you’re essentially eating a cookie *and* a chocolate bar each time you have one. So bad, but so worth it.
- 2 dozen fun-size candy bars or packages (I found Mars, Snickers, Rolo, Caramilk, and M&Ms to work best because of their soft centres)
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon regular salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chips
- 1 tablespoon flakey sea salt, or Himalayan salt, for finishing
- Preheat oven to 375° F.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, eggs, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until creamy (I like to use my electric beater, but you can do this by hand with a whisk or spatula if you don’t have one).
- In a small mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda and regular salt. Gradually mix this in to your sugar mixture. Stir in chocolate chunks.
- Drop by heaping tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Slightly press fun-size chocolates into cookie tops so they’re secure and won’t fall off while baking.
- Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, or until golden brown.
- As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, lightly sprinkle them with flakey sea salt or Himalayan salt. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes and then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.