Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies

Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies are chewy, sweet and irresistible! You won’t be able to eat just one so make a large batch and share with your friends and family!

Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies - chewy, sweet and delicious! You won't be able to eat just one!How can it already be Monday again already? After a busy weekend, I’m getting ready for a really busy week. To cure the Monday blues, I baked you some of my favorite cookies. Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies are everything I love about a cookie. They are chewy, sweet and irresistible. Best of all, they taste great days after they are baked so you have a sweet treat that will last beyond Monday.

I’m somewhat of a cookie snob. While it is generally hard for me to pass on most chocolate desserts, I often pass on cookies unless they are completely irresistible. I generally don’t like cookies cold and rarely, if ever eat them more than a day after they are baked. But, these salted dark chocolate chunk oatmeal cookies are completely irresistible days after they are baked. In fact, they are so good, I have to share them with friends and family or else I will eat the entire batch.

Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies - chewy, sweet and delicious! You won't be able to eat just one!

The combination of sweet, salty and crunchy yields the most perfect cookie. Although the recipe contains oats, these cookies are more like a chocolate chip cookie than an oatmeal cookie. The oats help yield a texture that is slightly chewy and incredibly delicious.

If you don’t have or can’t find Fleur de Sel, you can just use sea salt or kosher salt. Fleur de Sel is pricy but I love buying it for special treats like these cookies or a salted caramel tart. It adds a delicate texture and flavor and is well worth the investment.

Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies - chewy, sweet and delicious! You won't be able to eat just one! Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies - chewy, sweet and delicious! You won't be able to eat just one! Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies - chewy, sweet and delicious! You won't be able to eat just one! Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies - chewy, sweet and delicious! You won't be able to eat just one!

The best thing about these cookies is that you can help support Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Join me in the Bake a Difference Campaign for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer! For every stickered item sold, OXO will donate 25 cents in support of pediatric cancer research as part of its $100,000* pledge to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Look for specially marked OXO products at participating retailers in September. GoΒ HEREΒ to view and purchase participating items.

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*In 2014, OXO will donate up to $100,000 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer through specially marked baking tools, bake sale matches and other fundraising efforts. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a recognized 501c(3) public charity duly incorporated under the laws of New Jersey. Your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. 100% of the proceeds raised by Cookies for Kids’ Cancer fund pediatric cancer research.

Yields about 3 dozen cookies

Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies
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  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon fleur de sel salt*, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup quick cook oats
  • 1 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chunks
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  3. Using an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the vanilla and eggs and beat until combined. Slowly add the flour mixture until just combined. Set mixer to low speed and add the oats. Fold in chocolate chunks and pecans.
  4. Using a 1 1/2 tablespoon cookie scoop drop the dough onto the cookie sheets, spaced 2 to 3 inches apart. Bake the cookies until the edges are golden but the centers are soft, about 10 to 11 minutes. Cool completely on baking sheet. Enjoy!


*If you don't have or can't find fleur de sel salt, you can just use sea salt or kosher salt.

Source: Spoonful of Flavor, adapted from A Spicy Perspective

Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies - chewy, sweet and delicious! You won't be able to eat just one!

Check out a few more cookies recipes from some of my favorite bloggers:

Caramel Dark Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies by A Kitchen Addiction

Spiced M&M Toffee Cookies by Blahnik Baker

Pumpkin Chip Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies by Life Made Sweeter

Pumpkin Cookies with Cinnamon Glaze by Life Love and Sugar

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I received OXO products to help support this campaign. Thank you for helping me support this cause!


  1. Sues

    I LOVE cookies and especially oatmeal cookies. These ones look like perfection!

  2. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    I am somewhat of a cookie snob too, but definitely not to these cuties! They sound incredible, Ashley! I love how you used dark chocolate and oatmeal in here. Looks delish!

  3. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

    Two of my favorite things — chocolate and caramel! And cookies! I guess that’s 3… I have a lot of favorite things when it comes to desserts πŸ™‚ And for a good cause, too! PInned πŸ™‚

  4. Kelly

    Oh Ashley, these cookies are absolutely perfect! They are all the things I love in a cookie – sweet, salty, chewy and slightly crunchy. The fact that they look incredibly delicious and are for a wonderful cause makes them even that much more amazing! Pinned – I’d love a few dozen of these right now:) Thanks so much for the cookie love too πŸ™‚

  5. Amy @ Homey Oh My!

    Oh my GOSH Ashley, these cookies are DREAMY. And they’re sprinkled with salt! <3

  6. marcie

    This is my kind of cookie, Ashley! I love every single thing about them. Pinned, and Happy Monday! πŸ™‚

  7. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    salted dark chocolate is like the best combo in the world! and YES to fleur de sel!!! love these cookies and glad to support OXO good cookies with you this month. . go green sticker!

  8. Beth @ bethcakes

    These cookies look so good, Ashley! I love how thick they are, especially with those little pockets of melted chocolate and crunchy pecans! Definitely the perfect cookies for Mondays. πŸ™‚

  9. Natalie @ Tastes Lovely

    These cookies look perfect! I’m a bit of a cookie snob myself, but these would definitely pass the test!

  10. Annie @Maebells

    Oatmeal cookies are my favorite! And I am a sucker for a sweet and salty combo so these are right up my alley! πŸ™‚

  11. Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    LOVE the salted caramel and dark chocolate in these cookies, Ashley! YUM!

  12. Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven

    Hahaha I guess I’m somewhat of a cookie snob too! I’ll only eat cookies if they’re uber-fresh. As in straight outta the oven. πŸ˜‰ I can only imagine how awesome these oatmeal cookies would taste warm with a glass of milk. Love the sweet ‘n’ salty flavors! Pinned!

  13. anna @ annamayeveryday

    Those look absolutely delicious, salted and chocolate and oatmeal – I must try these!

  14. Allison

    Ohhh that little bit of salt makes all the difference. Love it! I always enjoy a little salty sweet combo in my desserts!

  15. Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron

    These cookies look amazing Ashley! Love that last shot of the oozing chocolate – YUM!! Pinned πŸ™‚

  16. Amy | Club Narwhal

    Ashley, I’m a total cookie snob too πŸ™‚ But I am a sucker for any beautiful cookie that has a sprinkle of salt (salty + sweet is my favorite combo).

  17. Ashley

    Mmm these are so my kind of cookie!! I cannot turn down the salted dark chocolate combo … and with the pecans. Awesome awesome awesome. Want to share some??? πŸ™‚

  18. Jessica @ Stuck On Sweet

    Oh these cookies – loving everything about them – salt, sweet, chewy! AMAZING!

  19. Rachel @ Bakerita

    YUUUMM! These cookies are my dream. I just bought maldon sea salt and this would be the perfect way to use them…with the caramel and dark chocolate, omg. Need. Pinned!

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  21. Stephanie @ Long Distance Baking

    Oh my gosh Ashley, these look absolutely amazing! Those pictures make me want to run to the kitchen and whip these up right now!

  22. Claudie

    Thank you for the recipe.
    I make these cookies at 5 a.m. this morning. They smell good and they are really delicious.
    I add 1/2 cup of coconut and I add more pecan. I was weighing the dough to help me to have all my cookies the same size, around 40 gram each. Nice size and they are ready in 12 minutes. Oops! I forgot the teaspoon fleur de sel salt, oh well next time. I just cook the half of the dough and the other half is waiting in the freezer….maybe not for long time….because they are so yummy!

    • Ashley

      Hi, Claudie! You are welcome. I am so glad to hear that you loved them. The addition of the coconut sounds incredible!

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  25. Claudia Roitman

    Hi,I was wondering if the cookie dough needs to be chilled before scooping it out and also after scooping the dough? because I have found that unchilled cookie dough yields cookies that are very flat and not puffy and they spread quite a lot. Thank u!

    • Ashley

      Hi, Claudia! I don’t chill this dough and use slightly softened butter. But you are more than welcome to chill the dough before scooping. I hope you enjoy!

      • Claudia Roitman

        Hi Ashley, thank u for your prompt response, I will bake them for mother’s day and I will keep u posted. Regards and happy baking!!

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