Chocolate Fudge Cookies with Sea Salt + GIVEAWAY!

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 Welcome to day three of our Valentine’s Day Celebration event! Today I have cookies and a giveaway for you. icon smile Chocolate Fudge Cookies with Sea Salt + GIVEAWAY! Are you ready?

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I think you can tell by now that I love chocolate. Love love love it! I’ve said it before and I will say it again: it runs in my veins. These cookies are for true chocolate lovers. There is a reason why this recipe makes only about 2 dozen cookies. They are addicting and sooo satisfying! There is no creaming butter with sugar, no complicated ingredients. It all happens in one saucepan and before you know it – you have perfectly gooey and utterly chocolatey cookies sitting in front of you.

 You melt the butter, add cocoa powder and the rest of the ingredients and mix it all up. It is recommended to chill the dough for 30 minutes for puffier cookies but if you can’t wait – bake 4 or 5 cookies while the rest of the dough is chilling. After 8 minutes in the oven you will have these little gems tempting you with their fragrance and looks.

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 I added semi-sweet chocolate chips to the dough. And a sprinkle of sea salt on each one balances the sweetness and adds a little crunch. YUM!

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Chocolate Fudge Cookies with Sea Salt

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 18 minutes

Yield: 2 dozen

Super gooey and utterly chocolatey! These fudge cookies are one of the easiest and yummiest cookies you have ever had.


  1. 1 c all-purpose flour
  2. 1/4 tsp baking soda
  3. 1/8 tsp salt
  4. 5 Tbsp unsalted butter
  5. 7 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  6. 2/3 c granulated sugar
  7. 1/3 c packed brown sugar
  8. 1/3 c plain yogurt or sour cream
  9. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  10. 1/2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
  11. sea salt for sprinkling


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with silicone baking mat and set aside.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together flour, soda and salt. Stir in chocolate chips. Set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan, melt butter. Remove from heat. Stir in cocoa powder and both sugars. The mixture will be very grainy and thick.
  4. Add yogurt and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
  5. Add dry ingredients with chocolate chips, stir until all is moistened and there is no streaks of flour in the dough. Do not over mix. You can refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes ( or up to 2 days ) for puffier cookies.
  6. Drop by tablespoons onto prepared sheet. Sprinkle each ball of dough with sea salt. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes ( 9 was the magic number for me ). Cool 2 minutes on the sheet, then gently transfer onto a wire rack to cool completely.


Before adding the dry ingredients with chocolate chips to the dough, make sure your dough is not too warm or the chips will melt.

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 Chocolate Fudge Cookies with Sea Salt + GIVEAWAY!

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Ok, my peeps! Now onto the giveaway! I am sure you have heard by now that silicone baking mats can change your life as a baker. They help you achieve the chewy and gooey cookies and clean up is a breeze. I love mine! And now you can win one for yourself! Barbara from the Kitchen Outlet graciously agreed to give away not one but two (!!) Silpat silicone baking mats to two readers of Crunchy Creamy Sweet. Isn’t she wonderful? And if that’s not enough, she will add a set of heart-shaped measuring cups with each mat! WOW!

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This giveaway is open to US residents only. The winner will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to respond.

The giveaway is now closed. The winners have been notified via email. Thank you for all of the entries!


Come back tomorrow for another fun treat! In the meantime, you can follow our Pinterest board where you will find all the treats from the event!



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  • Rachel

    !Oh, these cookies look SO good! I might need to whip up a batch later today

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I like your thinking:) Thanks for entering, Rachel!

  • leslie

    If I am lucky and win this baking mat, cookies will be the first thing on it.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Good choice :) Thank you for entering, Leslie!

  • Naomi Murray

    Chocolate Chip Cookies! Yum! I hope I’m the lucky winner!!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Good luck and thank you for entering, Naomi!

  • Savory Simple

    Good lord these cookies look awesome. I will make them!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Jen! You’ll love them!

  • Beth Cato

    Probably cookies–my husband is desperate for me to make Snickerdoodles again.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      My Hubs loves Snickerdoodles! Maybe it’s time to share our fave recipe :) Thanks for entering, Beth!

  • Lizzy Do

    Oooh, these cookies are perfection! Love the soft centers! I’d definitely make a batch of chocolate chip cookies :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Great choice, Lizzy! :) Thanks for entering!

  • Alice Choi

    I would bake cookies of course! I must say, I love your food styling! can I ask what that is? is that a platter that looks like a tree? so pretty!!!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Aww, you are so sweet, Alice :) It’s a tree stump slice. You can find it in Hobby Lobby in their unfinished wood section. I just love rustic style. Glad you like it too! :) Thanks for entering!

  • Laura T

    These cookies are The Bomb! Seriously, pinning now, YUM!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Omg, they are trully amazing! You will love them! Thank you for pinning and for entering, sweet Laura!

  • Pam Thurow

    A perfect cookie! It doesn’t get much better—-chocolaty and gooey and sea salt too!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Well said, Pam! They are my new favorite for sure. :) Thank you, my friend!

  • curryandcomfort

    I love these… with the salt especially!! We’re getting ready for the Super Bowl and these would be fantastic for a sweet finish to the snack fest. :) Lovely giveaway. :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      They are the perfect finish! :) Thank you, Ramona!

  • Tutti Dolci

    These cookies look so rich and delicious, Anna! I think I’d have to try them out immediately :).

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      If you do, let me know what you think, Laura! Thank you!

  • Jenny Lee


    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yay! Thanks, Jenny!

  • Donna Currie

    Peanut brittle is a breeze on a Silpat.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      And it’s on my bucket list! Thanks, Donna!

  • Jeffrey Lammers

    I would make some cashew brittle. I have a recipe from my Grandma’s “book” that I have been dying to make. Caramel corn would be fun too!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Oooh, that sounds fabulous, Jeffrey! Thanks for entering!

  • Lisa Newman

    I will make my favorite cookies – peanut butter chocolate chip!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Sounds fantastic, Lisa! Thanks for entering!

  • janm

    I will make some chocolate peanut butter cookies

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Great choice, Janm! Thanks for entering!

  • Emily Morris

    Cookies! I just saw these cookie butter cookies topped with chocolate and marshmallows like a S’more.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Oh yes! Fabulous idea, Emily! Thanks for entering!

  • Julie U

    Definitely trying these cookies! mmmmm….

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yay! Thanks, Julie!

  • Julie U

    did all entries

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you!

  • Banana Wonder

    I will make these cookies are you kiddin?!!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      LOL Love this! Thanks for entering!

  • Erica

    I would make caramel apple cookies.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Oh wow! Fabulous idea! Thanks for entering, Erica!

  • Ronda

    Something from your blog that is goey and Caramel! :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Oh yeah! Sounds great to me :) Thanks for entering, Ronda!

      • Ronda

        LIKE!! Awesome blog! Anxious to try something using coffee, or sweet & creamy. Thank you for sharing!

  • karen

    I’ll make something sticky, maybe rocky road cookies with marshmallow bits.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Oh wow! Another fabulous idea! Thanks for entering, Karen!

  • Kara

    I would make oatmeal cookies.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Great choice, Kara! Thanks for entering!

  • jacquie

    peanut butter or perhaps oatmeal chocolate chip – don’t think one can go wrong with either one of those.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Nope, you certainly cannot! :) Thanks for entering, Jacquie!

  • Stephie Swope

    I’d make some kind of cookie…or my great-grandmother’s peanut brittle! Yum.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I love family recipes! Thanks for entering, Stephie!

  • debi and boys

    Those cookies have me reaching for them! I am in desperate need of a silpat mat! I’d make Molasses Cookies. Love the measuring cups too. Thank you for hosting a great giveaway.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      You are very welcome! I do have a fabulous recipe for Molasses Cookies here on the blog. :) Thank you for entering, Debi!

  • Carolsue Anderson

    Sugar cookies and French fries (not together, of course! LOL)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      LOL Sounds great! Thanks, Carolsue!

  • Sandra Garth

    Come to mama sweet cookies!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Oh yeah! Thanks for entering, Sandra!

  • Angie

    I would make Jacque Torres’ Chocolate Chip Cookies…..they are awesome! Love the measuring cups also. Thank you for the giveaway!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Great choice! Thank you for entering, Angie!

  • Angie

    I did all the requirements to enter for the giveaway!! Thank you!!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you so much!

  • Kate | Food Babbles

    Oh my goodness! Those cookies look amazing!! I love chocolate and a little sprinkle of sea salt. It just makes my tongue happy. I definitely need to make these!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I know, right? You NEED to try these! You’ll love them! Thanks, Kate!

  • Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

    I would have to make my favorite chocolate chip cookies first

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Great choice, Erin! Thanks for entering!

  • CrunchyCreamySw

    Of course! Thanks for entering, Michelle!

  • Nancy

    Beautiful cookies, Anna. I can never resist a double chocolate cookie with sea salt on top. I can’t believe there’s no creaming of butter! Anything that’s this simple to make and looks so good is a must-keep recipe. I can’t wait to try these!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yes yes! You have to try them, Nancy! Thank you!

  • Colette

    I had 2 Silpats years ago that I destroyed! They were the BEST!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Life-changing! :) Thanks for entering, Colette!

      • Colette

        BTW, I’m making these cookies tonight for my nephew. Thanks, Anna!

        • CrunchyCreamySw

          You are very welcome! And thank you for trying it. Let me know what you guys think!

  • Rachel

    My regular chocolate chip cookies!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      You can never go wrong with ccc! Thanks for entering, Rachel!

  • Annie Miller


    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yay! Thanks, Annie!

  • Archana Vijay

    If i win this giveaway I will bake Choco chip chunk cookies :) Love it..I never have this.Would like to have it :) :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Great choice! Thanks for entering, Archana!

  • A Baker’s House @ www.abakersh

    Cookies! and more for sure, I’d love to use the silpats!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you for entering!

  • Wehaf

    I’d make some oatmeal raisin cookies!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yum! Sounds good! Thanks for entering, Wehaf!

  • Sprinkle Some Sunshine

    COOKIES!! :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yay! Thanks for entering!

  • Sprinkle Some Sunshine

    I did all of the above & would LOVE a silpat! :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Great! Thank you so much!

  • Tiffany Drape

    use silpats for everything. would probably make some homemade french bread first!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Oooh, I love French bread! Thank you for entering, Tiffany!

  • memoma

    Ive never had a silpat, but i would love to try to make macaroons

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      On my list too! Thanks for entering, Memoma!

  • sherry

    cookies,coolies and more cookies

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yay! Thanks, Sherry!

  • Ally

    I have a toffee cookie recipe that *always* sticks to foil. I’d like to see if that’s alleviated by the Silpat!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Toffee sounds amazing! Thanks for entering, Ally!

  • Kate F.

    Chocolate chip cookies

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      You can never go wrong with ccc! Thanks, Kate!

  • Danielle Giannandrea

    Great giveaway, Anna! I’ve tried silpats at my mom’s and I love them! They really do make a difference! Cookies, cookies, and more cookies! That’s what I’m all about! : )
    PS I Love all your Valentine’s Day posts! xo

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Awww, you are so sweet! :) Thank you so much, Danielle! xo

  • Karen Delaney

    Oh, my, I think I’d have to try these cookies first!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yes! Thanks for entering, Karen!

  • Realia Mazing

    i will make chocolate chip cookies first!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Love ccc! Thanks for entering!

  • Jill Stokes Hartley

    Definitely cookies!!! Craving them as I type!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      lol These are amazing! Thanks for entering, Jill!

  • Vera Khule

    Cookies – probably chocolate chip.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Sounds great! Thanks for entering, Vera!

  • Throuthehaze

    sugar cookies!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Great choice! Thanks for entering!

  • Lauren


    • CrunchyCreamySw

      On my list too! Thanks for entering, Lauren!

  • Ekanem

    Some honey cookies with coconut flour (it tends to either stick or crumble on regular pans)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      oh yum! They sound amazing! Thanks for entering, Ekanem!

  • Judi Reavley Lowe

    great recipes!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Judi!

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  • Vivian Sun

    White chocolate macadamia cookies

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Oh yum! Thanks, Vivian!

  • rachel

    Scones for sure :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      My fave breakfast! :) Thanks, Rachel!

  • Franie

    buckeye cookies!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Great choice! Thanks for entering, Franie!

  • Ashleigh Bergh

    Red velvet cookies. They get too crispy on a regular baking sheet!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Perfect for V-Day! Thank you for entering, Ashleigh!

  • Susan Christy

    Boring answer, I’m sure, but cookies!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Susan!

  • Dawn Schmidt

    The first thing would be shortbread

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Sounds great, Dawn! Thanks for entering!

  • katherine d

    I’ll make nutella cookies!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      oh yum! Thanks for entering, Katherine!

  • Erika

    Ooh your site is so cute and these cookies look SO amazing! I love fudgy cookies and I can’t believe these are so easily made in just a saucepan! Adding these to my must-make list :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yay! Thank you so much, Erika and welcome to CCS! :)

  • Erika

    Oh, and on my silpat, I would make scones! I am in love with scones. Smitten Kitchen’s pear & chocolate scones are DIVINE!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Oh yes! Deb’s scones are amazing! Thank you for entering, Erika!

  • AnnaZed

    I think I would make some scones; I have such a problem with scorched snone bottoms now – I need a Silpat I am sure.

    Just a note to connect my comment to the Rafflecopter: The Rafflecopter calls me ‘Margot’ since it is accessing my facebook where I am ‘Margot Core'; the Rafflecopter connects to this email: annazed10 [at] yahoo [dot] com

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks for entering!

  • Natalie S

    I would make cookies on a new silpat!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks for entering, Natalie!

  • CrunchyCreamySw

    That’s what I’m talking about! lol Love this! Thanks for entering, Hannah!

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