Salted Double Fudge Cookies

June 5, 2011


A very happy accident happened in my kitchen last week. Fresh out of all-purpose flour, I experimented with self-rising flour and, with a little help from the baking gods, these miracle fudge cookies were born.


It probably helped that I crossed my fingers, prayed, and rocked back and forth on the kitchen floor between peeking into the oven every two minutes. Baking experiments can be intensely nerve wracking.


As it turns out, I didn’t have anything to worry about. Self-rising flour requires even less effort than all-purpose because there’s no need to add baking soda or baking powder to the mix (hence, the “self-rising” aspect). For me, this is a huge benefit because I hate the tedium of washing out itty bitty 1/4 measuring teaspoons at the kitchen sink. Blech.


Without a doubt, these cookies were my best batch yet. They were deeply rich with intense cocoa flavor, but not as sweet as your average chocolate chip. Almost more of a savory cookie- moist and buttery with a pinch of sugar and a slight tang of salt.

Ingredients: (makes about two dozen cookies)

1 stick butter (softened)

1/3 cup brown sugar (packed)

1/3 cup sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 and 1/4 cup self-rising flour

3 Tablespoons cocoa powder

1/4 teaspoons salt

1 cup chocolate chips



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream the egg, sugars, butter and vanilla together until fluffy and creamy. Add in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Mix well. Next, pour in the chocolate chips and combine. Cover and chill the dough for about 10 minutes. Spoon two inch balls of the dough onto a cookie sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes.


Don’t just sit there, go make these!

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Mari January 19, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Did you use salted or unsalted butter?

Tamar November 13, 2012 at 1:58 am

Thanks so much for this recipe! They came out delicious, and they was easy to make. Also, I substituted the self-rising flour with 1 1/4 cups all-purpose, a little less than 2 tsp baking powder, and a little less than 1/2 tsp salt and I was happy to see that it worked.

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods November 13, 2012 at 1:05 pm


Tamara June 28, 2012 at 2:57 pm

I was searching for something to satisfy a serious chocolate craving when I came across your recipe. My hubby left for work with my purse in his truck today so I had to make do with what I had here. I dug into our Easter candy stash and unwrapped and chopped up a whole bag of Hersheys milk chocolate eggs. I used the whole 1 and 1/2 cups of chocolate chunks, 1/4 cup of Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder, and reduced the salt to 1/8 tsp and then followed the rest of the recipe.

These are AWESOME! Thank you ;)

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods June 28, 2012 at 5:58 pm


Hillary August 28, 2011 at 3:16 pm

I have just recently come across your blog and I was already a quick fan but after making these cookies this afternoon, I am an even bigger fan! I was in the mood for something super chocolatey and these were no disappointment! Thanks for such a delicious recipe and I will definitely be back to look for more!

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods August 28, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Thank you, Hillary! I’m so glad you liked the recipe!

Melinda August 26, 2011 at 7:38 pm

I just made these tonight…love them! My 5 year old is pretty happy with them too :)

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods August 28, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Terrific! It makes me so happy to hear that.

Jessica @ How Sweet June 9, 2011 at 7:20 am

These look…amazing!!!

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods June 9, 2011 at 10:33 am

Thanks, lady! I think they’re right up your alley. ;)

The Teenage Taste June 8, 2011 at 4:51 pm

It’s amazing how a little bit of salt can bring chocolately treats to a whole new level of deliciousness. I love it!

Amy @ Serve at Once June 8, 2011 at 12:57 am

I’m a sucker for chocolate chip cookies. . . but these take it to a whole ‘nother level. Deeelicious, I’m sure.

Bakerbynature June 7, 2011 at 9:41 pm

I love a tang of salt in chocolate cookies; it gives them such a grown up decadence.

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods June 8, 2011 at 7:50 am

So true!

Mary @ Delightful Bitefuls June 7, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Those look crazy silly delicious! YUM!

Mary xo
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Christi @ Love From The Oven June 6, 2011 at 11:46 pm

Those look AMAZING. Chocolate + Salt = GOOD! :)

Erin @ Naturally Addicted June 6, 2011 at 4:57 pm

I love that you added salt to the rich chocolate! Ever since I saw the Modern Family episode with chocolate milk and salt I’ve had an obsession with this flavor combo! Definitely adding this to my list to try out.

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods June 7, 2011 at 8:01 am

Hope you like them!

Heather June 6, 2011 at 4:31 pm

I was first introduced to salt and chocolate after watching an episode of Modern Family and my world hasn’t been the same since!

Casey June 6, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Oh my goodness!! Getting off my keisler and making these babies NOW

Aparna E. June 6, 2011 at 4:02 pm

I’m glad the bowl was wiped completely clean. Yum. Sounds like a yummy cookie recipe!

maggie June 6, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Your cookies look so yummy! Wish I could make some of them myself right now. Beautiful photo, chocolate indulgence dream.

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods June 6, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Thank you, Maggie!

Baking Serendipity June 6, 2011 at 12:49 pm

I love successful baking experiments…especially when they involve this much chocolate :) Your cookies look awesome!

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods June 6, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Thank you!

brandi June 6, 2011 at 8:52 am

these look great!

self rising flour also makes for some great biscuits :) even with more added baking powder! so fluffy.

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods June 6, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Absolutely! We tend to keep it on hand for biscuits. Not sure why I hadn’t tried it in cookies before now.

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table June 6, 2011 at 7:36 am

Is there anything better than chocolate cookies?! I make something similar, but sprinkle fleur de sal on the top for a nice crunch. Bet that would work beautfifully here too!

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods June 6, 2011 at 7:41 am

I agree completely!

Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum June 6, 2011 at 7:21 am

Ok, the bowl of batter picture? That looks dangerous. I would have licked every last little taste out of there! These cookies are a dream!

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods June 6, 2011 at 7:42 am

LOL! Thanks, Linsday! I definitely gobbled up more than my fair share of batter. ;)

Lauren at Keep It Sweet June 5, 2011 at 8:54 pm

I LOVE when baking experiments turn out well…. I always get nervous, too. These cookies look and sound amazing!

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods June 6, 2011 at 7:42 am

Thank you, Lauren!

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