Sea Salt & Dark Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Whole Wheat Flour. Dark Chocolate. Sea salt. sooo yummy

Ever since I was a little girl baking has been apart of my weekly routine. Yes weekly :) Every night after dinner we would have a little something sweet. And by sweet I mean all the "good" stuff.. Real butter, fat, sugar galore and some of the most delicious desserts. My mom knows her way around the kitchen and she has passed her love and skill on to all of us kids (yes my brothers can bake, and they have the best peanut butter pie and madeleine cookie skills around.. this is no exaggeration.) With my love for baking their has also been a life long battle with food, body image and how I measure up. Blame it on years of figure skating, never being the small girl, and a battle of image allowing to much importance placed on worldly values. So here we are 28 years into life trying to find the balance and grace I believe we are all searching for in different areas. Working towards new goals of health and what my body truly craves. The way God intended us to crave.

And if your me.. You crave a good dark chocolate treat every now and then. This recipe is one of my new favorites, its a good balance of ingredients ... besides that 1/2 cup of sugar. You are more than welcome to sub that sugar with more honey but for me I liked the balance of sugar and honey mixed. And to be honest a little sugar everyonce in awhile just has to be ok. 

So on to the good stuff. I hope you enjoy these as much as Troy and I did. A dark chocolate treat that satisfys all the cravings and goes amazingly with a cup of coffee :)

Utensils needed :

  • Hand mixer/Standing mixer
  • Spatula
  • Cookie cooling rack
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cups
  • Spoon/small cookie scoop
  • Stainless steel bowl to chill dough
  • Parchment paper/ Silicon mat for easy clean up (optional)

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup  honey
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 t vanilla
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t hot water
  • Sea salt - for top of brownie cookies
  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips

In a stand mixer or hand mixer mix coconut oil, sugar and honey. Mix well. Add one egg at a time. Mix well.  Then add flour, cocoa powder, baking powder. Dissolve baking soda and hot water together add to mixture with vanilla. Mix well. Fold in dark chocolate chips with spatula.

The mixture will be very sticky. Refrigerate at least one hour/overnight. You will want dough to be firm and chilling it will do so.

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Dough is chilled and ready.

Use a small cookie scoop to form balls. 1in x 1in . sprinkle sea salt on top. Bake.

Let cookies rest on cooling rack for 5min then enjoy :)

  • Bake at 350
  • 13min
  • cool for 5 min..

Health and Balance tip : You can bake a batch of 5 cookies and leave the dough in the fridge.. easier to not over indulge when you only have a few cookies in front of you. Plus fresh warm cookies are always best. Dough will last for 5 days in the fridge.

If you have a favorite recipe share the link below. I would love to try it out.

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XO, Kirstyn