Gourmet chocolate chunk cookies

No feast is complete without something sweet. Save the stress of serving something you need to construct moments before serving and bake a plate of cookies instead! The magic of this recipe comes from the large chocolate chunks and flaky sea salt that elevate this treat to gourmet status.

We recommend using a chocolate block from an Adelaide favourite like Just Bliss Chocolates, Steven Ter Horst, Haigh’s Chocolates or Koko Black.


Recipe for gourmet chocolate chunk cookies with flaky sea salt

Cooking time: 15 minutes | Preparation time: 15 minutes | Makes: 20

  • 125g salted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups of self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 200g block of chocolate roughly chopped into large and small sizes
  • Flaky sea salt for garnishing
  • Preheat oven to 170C and line or grease a baking tray.
  • Cream the butter and both sugars until pale and fluffy with an electric mixer.
  • Beat in the eggs and the vanilla.
  • Gently mix through flour until just combined. Add 150g of the chocolate chunks and mix again.
  • Scoop tablespoons of dough onto lined baking tray. Press a few large chocolate chunks onto the top of each cookie and then sprinkle lightly with sea salt flakes.
  • Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until the cookies are the golden colour you prefer, bake longer for a crispier cookie.