Or… the cookies that lasted about 24 hours in this house.
These Chocolate Chunk Halva Cookies with Flaky Salt are… how should I say this… I don’t want to oversell them… they are… to. die. for. Perfectly chewy, crispy edges, decadent dark chocolate, rich & flavorful halva all topped off with flakes of sea salt. I’m just not sure I’ve ever loved a cookie more.
I have recently come to the realization that I am expected to keep a supply of delicious cookies on hand in my house at all times in order to avoid revolt. I did it to myself. I created a bunch of cookie monsters in my family and now they have expectations. It’s ok. I’m ok. I’m actually happy to oblige (probably because I too love the cookies). The problem is that I don’t seem to be able to make the same thing more than once, so… I like to mix it up a bit. Ok, a lot. Remember my Butterscotch & Corn Chip Cookies? OMG were those ever good. And now these… also OMG.
A word on chilling cookie dough…
The word, is no. If I can avoid chilling or resting cookie dough, or doing anything whatsoever that delays my biting into a warm, soft, chewy cookie, I will. When I make cookies I am making cookies for the sole reason that I want to eat cookies. Now. I am therefore, a huge fan of no-chill cookie dough recipes and while I’m sure there are some cases where it’s absolutely necessary, this is not one of them. No chilling. No resting. No waiting. You are literally minutes away from cookie heaven.
Anything Special You Need to Know About my Salted Chocolate Chunk Halva Cookies?
Listen friend, I am not the chocolate police, and I trust you to make the chocolate decision that is right for you. I mean, it’s chocolate right? Can you possibly go wrong?
Sweet, rich and nutty. It’s made with sesame seeds and honey or sugar. It’s a pretty amazing treat all on its own, but added into cookie dough is also absolutely delicious.
Of course you can! I’m not going to because you can buy it literally everywhere, but you go for it! Here’s a great place to start.
One final Halva Chocolate Chunk Cookie pro-tip:
Sprinkling a little flaky salt on cookies is a secret cookie making weapon that everyone should have in their arsenal. It’s so simple, but the contrast of the rich, sweet cookie with the crunchy saltiness of the flakes is what keeps you coming back for more… and I live in a world where more cookies is always a good idea.
Salted Halva Chocolate Chunk Cookies
- 2 cups flour
- 2 Tbsp milk powder
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup melted butter cooled
- 1/2 cup cane sugar
- 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 cup dark chocolate chunks
- 1 cup halva diced
- Flaky salt
- Combine the flour, milk powder, sea salt, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl. Mix well and set aside.
- Cream the butter and sugars together in an electric mixer on low-med speed and mix until light and fluffy.
- Add in the egg and the vanilla. Mix well.
- Add in the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
- Gently fold in the chocolate chunks and the halva.
- Scoop large golf ball sized dough onto baking sheets.
- Bake at 375 for 9-11 minutes.
- Remove and sprinkle with flaky salt.