Espresso Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

These espresso salted chocolate chip cookies are perfect when paired with a big glass of milk…

Espresso Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie by Nutmeg Nanny

Sweet baby J I can eat my fair share of cookies. Especially when they are warm, buttery and full of chocolate chips. Oh and not just any chocolate chips. Big fat giant chocolate chunks! Now, while I’m normally not a dunker I sometimes get a hankering to take it for a dip in a cold glass of milk. Whole milk preferably.

I also love a little sprinkling of salt on my chocolate chip cookies. I know it might sound odd but it’s the perfect mix of sweet and salty. I usually use sea salt but this time I changed it up. I used a little espresso sea salt. Oh yes. Espresso sea salt actually exists and it’s amazing. 

Espresso Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie by Nutmeg Nanny

The awesome folks at SaltWorks® sent me some Fusion® Espresso Brava Sea Salt to play around with and I knew it had to go on top of cookies. Seriously, how could I not? They also sent me a few other flavored salts that completely blew my mind. Did you know that there were so many flavored salt options? I feel like I must live under a rock.

The one thing I liked about SaltWorks salt is that is that the flavoring is all natural. So it’s not flavored with funky stuff you can’t pronounce or odd ingredients. That is always a plus in my book.

Espresso Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies by Nutmeg Nanny

The cookies pick up a slightly salty espresso flavor without being over powering. I think is really what you are looking for in a salted cookie. It’s a nice balance between sweet and salty. I had my awesome husband help me with the below action shots. He is such a trooper. Also, I’m fairly certain his nails look more manicured than mine. This is a sign I need to hit up the nail salon.

Espresso Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies by Nutmeg Nanny

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Espresso Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 20 cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes per batch

Ingredients:

1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla paste
12 ounces white whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon Espresso Bravo sea salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chunks

Source: Adapted from Savory Sweet Life

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 360 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silpat liner, set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer add butter, sugar and brown sugar. Mix on medium speed for about 3 minutes until it's light and fluffy.

Add in eggs and vanilla paste. Mix again on medium speed for another 3 minutes.

While the cookies are mixing whisk together flour, sea salt, baking soda and baking powder in a medium sized mixing bowl.

Slowly add in the flour mixture to the cookie dough and mix until fully combined.

Stir in chocolate chunks.

Using a medium sized cookies scoop (1.5 tablespoon size) out two balls.

Stack the balls on top of each other and press together and then slightly flatten. You're looking for the cookies to be taller instead of fatter. This will help the cookies spread large but still stay nice and thick.

Sprinkle the tops with a little extra espresso salt.

Bake for about 15 minutes until dark golden brown and still slightly soft in the middle.

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Disclosure: I received compensation for my use of SaltWorks in my recipe. However, all thoughts are my own. There are also Amazon affiliated links in this post. 

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71 Responses to “Espresso Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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    Jovita @ Yummy Addiction — February 19, 2014 at 5:37 am

    These photos looks gorgeous! I love the idea to make espresso salted chocolate cookies. Espresso sea salt is something new for me :) I really need to try these soon! Thanks!

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    Bryn — February 19, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Peanut butter oatmeal choc chip

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — February 19, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Omg. This is my weak spot. Must. Not. Make. Cookies. BUT I WANT ALL OF THE COOKIES!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — February 19, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Oooh, I could a dozen of these! The sea salt sounds amazing!!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — February 19, 2014 at 10:04 am

    These could easily be my favorite!

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    Vijay @ NoshOnIt — February 19, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Wow, these look amazing!

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    itzia — February 19, 2014 at 10:15 am

    a molasses cookie

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    Andrea — February 19, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Oatmeal raisin forever!

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    Charlsey G — February 19, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Chocolate chip cookies! Hands down

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    Carrie @ poet in the pantry — February 19, 2014 at 10:45 am

    My fave homemade cookies are Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies that have pecans in them. <3 But these look pretty fantastic, too!

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — February 19, 2014 at 11:54 am

    These cookies look AMAZING. I always add espresso to my chocolate chip cookies because it pairs so well with chocolate.

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    katie — February 19, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Yes please. I’ve been craving all sorts of cookies these days.

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — February 19, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    There’s nothing like a big ol’ cookie paired with a tall glass of moo. Love that salt. Love this cookie.

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    Sandy Headtke — February 19, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Warm snickerdoodles with a glass of milk is the ultimate

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    angel — February 19, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    These sound divine, my favorite is the classic chocolate chip cookie

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    Linda K. — February 19, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    I’ll basically take any sort of cookie as long as it doesn’t have raisins….

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    Jessica@TheMindlessMusings — February 19, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    My favorite homemade cookie is a tie between m&m and chocolate chip cookies. Both are sooo good. :)

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    Happy Valley Chow — February 19, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    That is definitely my kinda cookie! Great recipe :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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    Joanne — February 19, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Favorite cookie is a CCC! With those big chips, obviously…they are my FAVORITE.

    Espresso salt infusion into these would MAKE MY LIFE.

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    JenniferB — February 19, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    I love cranberry pistachio cookies

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    Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking — February 19, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Ooooo baby that sea salt looks awesome! I agree, you need a good dunk in ice cold milk every once in a while.

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    Mimi — February 19, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Chocolate chip! I love me a classic!

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    Joel A. — February 20, 2014 at 1:04 am

    These are gorgeous. Chocolate Chip Cookies are the best!

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    grace — February 20, 2014 at 8:24 am

    i’m on a coconut macaroon kick right now. :)

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    Stacey Lehwald — February 20, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Double Ginger cookie…mmmmm!

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    Julie — February 20, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    My favorite homemade cookie is my maple sugar cookies!

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    Chocolate chocolate chip with bacon — February 20, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Chocolate Chocolate chip with bacon are my fav.

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    Maggie Wallace — February 20, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    My favorite is chocolate chunk cookies!

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    Angelica Smith — February 20, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    I love chocolate chip oatmeal cookies – I love the King Arthur Recipe, it comes out soft and perfect every time!

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    Ellon St. Croix — February 20, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    I love chocolate chip with coconut and cashews. But yours look delicious too!

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    Megan Campbell — February 20, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    I’m a good old fashioned butter cookie girl myself, especially rolled up w/ jam inside.

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    Amanda P — February 20, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Chocolate chip wins every time with me!

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    Judy — February 20, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Chocolate chip!

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    michael fortner — February 20, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    snickerdoodle

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    Sandra — February 20, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Definitely Chocolate Chip.

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    Blond Duck — February 20, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    That sounds wonderful!

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    Lauren — February 20, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    Sweet and salty is such an impossible-to-resist temptation! These look amazing!!

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    Melissa Weatherford — February 21, 2014 at 12:13 am

    These cookies look amazing! My favorite cookies to make are Oatmeal Scotchies :)

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    Karen - Cinnamon Freud — February 21, 2014 at 12:56 am

    Love White Chocolate Macadamia nut and lofthouse cookies!

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    Tee Jewell — February 21, 2014 at 6:55 am

    Oatmeal has always been my favorite…this may change after i try these Espresso Salted bites of goodness!!

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    Pam Gurganus — February 21, 2014 at 7:08 am

    My favorite homemade cookie is orange slice!

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    Anne — February 21, 2014 at 10:22 am

    I love cookies. My problem with cookies is that I can’t resist them! I think my favorite is the humble Snickerdoodle.

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    Karen Lynch — February 21, 2014 at 11:06 am

    My favorite cookie is shortbread.

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    Kathy Fleming — February 21, 2014 at 11:40 am

    My favorite cookies are sugar cookies.

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    Jessie C. — February 21, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    I like oatmeal raisin cookies

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    jacquie — February 21, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    oatmeal chocolate chip!

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    Glenda — February 21, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Chocolate Chip Cookies are my all-time favorite – adding quality, gourmet salt makes it even better! LOVE IT!

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    Rust — February 21, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Dark chocolate chip nutella-stuffed.

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    Amy S. — February 21, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Chocolate Chip

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    Jennifer Essad — February 21, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    my favorite white chocolate chunk w/macadamia and dried cranberry

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    Audrey Meade — February 21, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    No bakes or oatmeal pudding cookies.

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    Corisa Jubinsky — February 21, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    oatmeal raisin!

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    MaryB — February 22, 2014 at 3:21 am

    These look fantastic. I’m pinning them! My favorite cookie is probably a ginger cookie or another type of molasses cookie – soft and chewy!

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    MaryB — February 22, 2014 at 3:25 am

    Oops! I accidentally entered my instagram account name instead of my pinterest account name on the entry form for the saltworks pinterest follow. I don’t see a place where I can edit it…..

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    joe gersch — February 22, 2014 at 5:41 am

    i like snickerdoodles

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    Amy L — February 22, 2014 at 8:37 am

    My favorite is soft molasses spice cookies

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    Dorothy Teel — February 22, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Just out of the oven warm Chocolate chip cookies with pecans is delicious with a tall glass of milk, YUMMY

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    Kitty — February 22, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    I love dark chocolate chip cookies!

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    Nick H — February 22, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Oatmeal raisin are my favorite. I eat at least 3 dozen when I go home for Christmas.

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    Terra — February 23, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    I like snickerdoodles. Classic and delicious

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    Emily @ Life on Food — February 23, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    My favorite are the good old chocolate chip cookies.

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    Mary V — February 24, 2014 at 11:36 am

    OMW, your recipe looks sooooo yummy. I made a traditional chocolate chip cookie dough and added pieces of chocolate-covered espresso beans. Add some pecans and it’s THE BOMB!

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    mysweetiepiepie — February 24, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    My favorite homemade cookies are Sugar Cookies.

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    Reeni — February 24, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    I love a little punch of saltiness in my desserts! Especially in cookies! These rock!

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    Annette — February 24, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    My favorite homemade cookie is a snickerdoodle.

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    Melissa M — February 25, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    My favorite homemade cookie is probably a snickerdoodle, though white chocolate macadamias come a really close second.

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    Jeffrey — February 25, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    My favorite homemade cookie is chocolate chip. I usually make a batch of dough, store it in the fridge and bake them after dinner every night. I just leave the oven on and toss them in, fresh cookies every night. I used to make two cookies each for my wife & I and found out I like the texture better if I just double the size.

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    Jody w — February 26, 2014 at 12:01 am

    Cherry chocolate chip cookies!

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    Teresa — February 26, 2014 at 8:30 am

    My favorite is a soft ginger cookie. Mmmmm….

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