Chocolate Espresso Brownie Cookies with Sea Salt

If Charlie Hunnam was a cookie — this would be it. These are the perfect cross between a soft-baked chocolate chip cookie and an ooey-gooey brownie. The sea salt and espresso in this recipe enhance the deep chocolate flavour and strike the perfect balance of sweetness with just a touch of salty. This is one sexy cookie!

(P.S. If you don’t know who Charlie Hunnam is, do yourself a favour and Google image him. You’re welcome.)

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2  cups  semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp instant espresso powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • sea salt for sprinkling

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease baking sheets with non-stick spray.
  2. Using a double boiler, melt the unsweetened chocolate, butter and one cup of the chocolate chips. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip the eggs, sugar and espresso powder until very light and fluffy.  This should take about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Reduce speed to low and very slowly pour in the melted chocolate mixture.
  5. Add the flour, baking powder and salt.  Mix until just combined.
  6. Stir in the remaining chocolate chips.
  7. Chill dough for at least 15 minutes.  This is a relatively soft cookie dough and it will be very difficult to shape into balls unless it has been chilled.  Do not skip this step!
  8. Roll chilled dough into balls and place at least two inches apart on prepared baking sheets.  Top with a few chocolate chips and a sprinkle of sea salt.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

*Yield: 24 cookies

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. luisemassari says:

    Okay, but Charlie Hunnam has no neck!!!:)))

    On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 3:22 PM, Sara’s Baking Blog wrote:

    > sarasbakingblog posted: “If Charlie Hunnam was a cookie this would be it. > These are the perfect cross between a soft-baked chocolate chip cookie and > an ooey-gooey brownie. The sea salt and espresso in this recipe enhance the > deep chocolate flavour and strike the perfect balance o” >

    Liked by 1 person

  2. So I feel like if I made these, I’d sit them out to cool, turn around, and they’d be gone. They sound amazing!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I can tell you from experience that that’s exactly what would happen.

      Like

  3. chefkreso says:

    These cookies are the real deal, they sound amazing!

    Liked by 1 person

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