This recipe was inspired by my good friend Barbara’s candy recipe for Salted Chocolate over at Kitchen Comforts.
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Hershey’s cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups (packed) brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 Heath bar, chopped into bits
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 10 ounces milk chocolate, chopped into small chips
  1. Sift the flour, cocoa and baking soda together.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Beat the butter on medium speed until soft and creamy. Add the sugars, salt and vanilla extract and beat for 2 minutes more.
  4. Add the flour mixture and mix just until well blended.
  5. Add chocolate pieces and mix only to incorporate.
  6. Line baking sheets with silicone mats.
  7. Roll into 1 inch balls.
  8. Press down slightly as you place them on the baking mat about an inch apart.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  10. If needed press down slightly with the back of the spatula as you remove them from the oven.
  11. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from mats.
Makes about 4-6 dozen cookies.