Chocolate Fudge Cookies with Sea Salt + GIVEAWAY!

fudge cookiesA Chocolate Fudge Cookies with Sea Salt + GIVEAWAY!

 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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Yields 2 dozen

Chocolate Fudge Cookies with Sea Salt

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

10 minPrep Time

8 minCook Time

18 minTotal Time

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

Original recipes from Cooking Light magazine via

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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  1. AnnaZed says

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

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  2. Erika says

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

  3. Erika says

    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 :)

  4. Danielle Giannandrea says

    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

  5. Archana Vijay says

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

  6. Nancy says

    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!

  7. Kate | Food Babbles says

    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!

  8. Angie says

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

  9. debi and boys says

    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 says

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

  10. jacquie says

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

  11. curryandcomfort says

    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 says

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

  12. says

    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 says

      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!

    • CrunchyCreamySw says

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