Take Cookies to the Next Level with Sea Salt

Chocolate-Cayenne Cocktail Cookies
By F&W Editors Posted December 16, 2015

Adding flaky sea salt to cookies is a simple yet delicious way to take your cookie game up a notch.

From rich, chocolaty cocktail cookies to the ultimate no-bake peanut butter cookies, here are seven amazing sea salt-spiked cookie recipes.

1. Chocolate-Cayenne Cocktail Cookies

Star chef Dorie Greenspan's rich Maldon-salt-flecked cookies are made with Valrhona cocoa.

2. Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies with Sea Salt

Food & Wine: Soft Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies with Sea Salt

© Todd Porter & Diane Cu

Creamy peanut butter and a touch of sea salt make the ultimate sweet-savory cookies.

3. Forgotten Cookies

Food & Wine: Forgotten Cookies

© John Kernick

These classic Southern cookies are sprinkled with coarse sea salt just before baking.

4. Billionaire's Shortbread

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For her spin on the popular British confection known as Millionaire's Shortbread, pastry chef Jennifer Yee sprinkles the chocolate with flaky sea salt.

5. Peanut Butter-Oat Bites with Sea Salt and Cinnamon

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With the help of a food processor these gluten-free, no-bake peanut butter cookies come together in just 20 minutes.

6. Chewy Cinnamon-Spelt Cookies with Sea Salt

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These terrific vegan cookies are a fun twist on the classic snickerdoodle.

7. Chewy Salted Oatmeal Cookies

Crispy, chewy and a little salty, these simple oatmeal cookies would be great with ice cream or alongside a cup of tea.

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