Chocolate and cacao nib cookies
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Chocolate and cacao nib cookies

Cacao nibs give these chocolate cookies an extra fun crunch!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chilling time10 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookies
Servings: 16
Author: Eva Bakes


  • 4 ounces good quality bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 stick (8 Tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fleur de sel can substitute with 1/4 teaspoon regular salt
  • 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) cacao nibs (I used chocolate covered cacao nibs)


  • In a small saucepan set over low heat, melt together 3 oz of the bittersweet chocolate and the butter. Once melted, transfer into a large bowl and allow to cool for ten minutes.
  • In a separate medium or large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder and set aside. Finely chop the reserved (1 oz) of bittersweet chocolate and set aside.
  • Gradually whisk the eggs into the cooled melted chocolate mixture. Add the sugar and mix until well incorporated. Slowly add the flour mixture, and stir with a wooden spoon or spatula until well combined - the batter will be thick. Gently fold in the chopped chocolate, cacao nibs and fleur de sel (or regular salt if you are using that instead).
  • Preheat your oven to 350° F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat.
  • Using spoons or cookie scoop, portion out rounded teaspoons of batter. Using your hands, shape them into balls and place them on the prepared cookie sheet. Make sure you leave at least a one-inch space between them.
  • Place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator for ten minutes. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until the tops feel just dry to the touch. Do not overbake.