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

By F&W Editors
Updated May 23, 2017

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

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

3. Forgotten Cookies

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

4. Billionaire's Shortbread

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

These gluten-free, no-bake peanut butter cookies come together quickly (in just twenty minutes!) in the bowl of a food processor. We love them because they're mildly sweet little bites with a texture reminiscent of peanut butter cookie dough. We think they are best served chilled and sprinkled with flaky sea salt and cinnamon.
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A food processor makes quick work of these simple, gluten-free cookies.

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

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.