So yeah, Salted Mudslide Cookies just happened in my kitchen. I hadn’t baked sweets in a while and when I found this cookie recipe on the site How Sweet It Is, I was sold. As a self-proclaimed chocaholic this treat seemed like a home run, which it totally was!
Perhaps this recipe was just an excuse for me to go stock up on some Kahlua. I just love the stuff, and adding it to cookie dough seemed a-okay with me! The cookies really are like a mudslide drink…Kahlua and all. And I love the addition of the sea salt on top, since salt always brings out the flavor of anything that it’s added to. And I clearly like putting alcohol in my sweets if you recall the Blue Moon Cupcakes & Irish Whiskey Coffee Brownies, which were both fabulous as well!
Now I’m not one to ever offer someone coffee made from instant coffee, and I almost wanted to tell the clerk checking me out at the store that it was for baking only. But whatever, I seem to only ever use it for baked goods, so to my future house guests, fear not…you won’t be drinking it!
Really the cookie dough comes together quickly by just combining the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another, and then combine them together. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes, then roll your cookies into balls and bake away. Top the warm cookies with sea salt and I dare you not to sneak one while they are still warm.
There are a couple of things I changed from the recipe. First off, it calls for dark cocoa powder, but honestly I really didn’t want to go buy more cocoa powder when I had a new container in my pantry. Second, I searched for chocolate chunks rather than chips and unfortunately couldn’t find any. I realize now that I could have just cut up some chocolate bars, so definitely do that if you need to. The chocolate will be more ooey gooey if you do.
I brought some of the cookies over to a friend who called me a few hours later just so I could hear how much she enjoyed it as she ate one…if you get my drift. Let’s just say she was a big fan of these! I promptly went and ate one too (for research purposes, of course), and I was also very “satisfied.”
Click here for the recipe and step by step instructions if you want to “satisfy” your favorite people too.
A look back:
One year ago: Learning to love Salads – Part 8: Southwest Chicken Chopped Salad
Two years ago: Taking a Crack at Eggs Benedict