Guys, the Monday after vacation is ROUGH.
But thankfully, I’ve got these awesome Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies.
Because chocolate makes everything better!
Also, these cookies are AH-mazing – earthy, sweet, and salty all rolled into one package.
I actually came up with them because I was craving cookies super badly (because who doesn’t crave cookies all the time?) and I had bits and bobs hanging around my pantry.
Not enough butter? I can add some olive oil! (total inspiration from Rebecca at Displaced Housewife).
Some leftover sea salt? Sprinkle it ALL OVER EVERYTHING.
Running low on flour? Add some oat bran!
A bunch of dark chocolate bars in the pantry? Chop those babies up and add them in.
These cookies were a total mishmash, but they turned out so well. I wanted to call them Olive Oil Oat Bran Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies… but that’s a mouthful. So for your convenience, please enjoy the recipe for these Salt Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies. Because they totally make the Mondays go away!!
The dry base is basic.
Flour + oat bran + baking powder + salt. Stir to combine.
For the wet ingredients, combine butter, olive oil, sugar, and brown sugar in the bowl of the standing mixer. Beat until everything is light and fluffy.
Crack in an egg and splash in some vanilla extract. Beat to combine.
Slowly add in the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
Add in some dark chocolate chunks.
I actually had some Perugina chocolate bars in my pantry. Fun Fact: I actually went to Perugia (when Perugina is based) and ate these bars at the big Eurochocolate festival there (basically, it was one of the highlights of my whole study abroad experience). I fell in love with these candy bars there and got super excited when I found them at World Market Place (AKA my newest obsession). So I got some chocolate bars and chopped them into rough chunks – plain chocolate chips are fine but the chocolate chunks are really decadent!!
Stir everything to combine.
Portion out tablespoons of dough, pop them onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets, sprinkle them with some sea salt, and then pop the sheets into the fridge. Let the dough chill for 30-60 minutes (or even overnight!!).
When you’re ready to bake, pop the cookies into a preheated 350 degree oven and bake for 10-12 minutes. Let the cookies cool slightly on a wire rack before devouring.
The chocolate chunks are oozy and yummy and perfectly decadent while the salt offsets the sweetness of the cookie!
Definitely kiss those Mondays goodbye!
- 1 cup flour
- ½ cup oat bran
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons butter, room temperature
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- ⅓ granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 6oz dark chocolate, cut into chunks
- Sea Salt
- In a medium sized bowl, combine flour, oat bran, baking powder, and salt. Stir to combine.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter, olive oil, sugar, and brown sugar. Add in the egg and vanilla. Beat to combine, scraping down the bowl to ensure everything is combined.
- With the mixer on low, slowly add in the dry ingredients.
- Mix in the chocolate chunks. Portion out tablespoon sized balls of dough, pop the dough balls onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheets, and sprinkle with some sea salt. Pop the cookie sheets into the fridge for 30-60 minutes to chill.
- Bake the cookies in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes until golden. Let the cookies cool on wire racks before devouring