• prep: 20 min
  • cook: 12 min
  • total: 32 min
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    From Melissa Weller's A Good Bake As always, for best results, measure with a digital scale. Notes:  Salt: The only change I have made here is to add twice the amount of salt: 1 teaspoon (6 g) as opposed to 1/2 teaspoon (3 g). I love a cookie with a good balance of salt and sugar, but I also know I have a high salt tolerance, so please use your judgment when deciding how much to use. I do not find these to be the slightest bit salty when I use 6 grams of salt, and I am even using salted butter (which I use for everything). Cocoa: Melissa's preferred brand is Valrhona, which is Dutch-processed, though she says you can use whatever cocoa powder you have on hand. I have been using Droste's cocoa in this recipe, which is also Dutch-processed. In Sarah Keiffer's chocolate sugar cookie recipe in her new book 100 Cookies, Dutch-processed cocoa is called for, so if you have both  Dutch-processed and natural on hand, go for the Dutch-processed. That said, I swear by Hershey's cocoa powder for my favorite fudgy brownies, and I will give that a go in this recipe next time around... stay tuned. Scoop/Scale: If you have a 2-tablespoon scoop, that will help when portioning the dough balls. I am uncharacteristically fussy about portioning cookie dough balls, and I always weigh the balls to ensure each is identical. Here, each dough ball should weigh 50 grams.

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups (240 g) all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup (43 g) cocoa powder, see notes above
    • 1 teaspoon (5 g) baking soda
    • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon (3 – 6 g) sea salt, see notes above (I use 6 g)
    • 16 tablespoons (226 g) softened butter
    • 1.5 cups (300 g) dark brown sugar
    • 1 egg (50 g)
    • 1 teaspoon (5 g) vanilla extract
    • granulated sugar for rolling, 1/4 to 1/2 cup (50 to 100 g)

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 16
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 0 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 0 mg 0%
    • Calcium: 0 mg 0%
    • Potassium: 0 mg 0%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
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