Nigella Lawson details recipe of sea salted chocolate cookies

Nigella Lawson, 60, is known for her indulgent recipes and her chocolate cookies are no different. She explained how to make a small portion of biscuits quickly.

The TV chef explained she was inspired to create the recipe when she wanted to make a small batch of cookies quickly.

Speaking on the show, she said the recipe is perfect for satisfying cravings without the need to make or wait for a full batch of biscuits.

She said: “I solved [these cravings] by coming up with a cookie that answered all my deepest needs.

“Intensely chocolatey, sweet but not too sweet and spikily enlivened by sea salt flakes.”

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50 grams plain flour

10 grams cocoa

1/8 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon bicarbonate soda

1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt

Pinch of sea salt flakes

50 grams unsalted butter

15 grams soft dark brown sugar

25 grams caster sugar

25 grams chocolate chips

1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract


Start by mixing the dry ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.

In another bowl, mix the butter, sugar and vanilla extract together.

When the mixture is the texture of smooth peanut butter, the chef said to gently beat in the dry ingredients.

Once the dough sticks together, stir in the chocolate chips.

Form two large patties and place them on a baking sheet with enough room in between for them to spread out.

Sprinkle with sea salt flakes and bake for 12 minutes in a 180 degree oven, or 160 degree fan oven.

The chef explained they are ready when the top is covered in cracks.

Nigella recommended eating the cookies when they are still hot from the oven.

She added: “There is only one way to eat them, which is when they are hot from the oven.

“[This is] so the edges are crisp and the centre is melting and tender with nuggets of gooey melted chocolate.”

The recipe will make two cookies which could make it the perfect for a quick snack.

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