Brandy Chocolate Pink Salt Cookies

Brandy Chocolate Pink Salt Cookies|

These Brandy Chocolate Pink Salt Cookies are the perfect treat for those who love a combination of sweet and savory.

Brandy Chocolate Pink Salt Cookies|

National Cookie Day

How was your weekend, my friends? Did you celebrate a National Cookie Day well? Have you been enjoying your Monday? Did you make and indulge yourself with anything delicious?

Wait. Why did nobody interrupt me on the words about National Cookie Day?

Do you know that such a day indeed exists?

Well, if you are a little familiar with food days, you might notice there are pretty a lot of weird days. I won’t mention these because who knows which days do you celebrate guys. No judgment.

But if it comes to honoring cookies, I’m in! Besides, it’s December with all this Christmas baking being involved. I mean when else if not on December, 4?

Brandy Chocolate Pink Salt Cookies|

Brandy Chocolate Pink Salt Cookies|

Yes. National Cookie Day

Yes, as you see, National Cookie Day was yesterday. Sorry for letting you know this late. I was too busy yesterday celebrating it. But it’s never too late to grab a cookie or 5. I think these Brandy Chocolate Pink Salt Cookies would be a great thing to celebrate.

As the matter of fact, I made these Brandy Chocolate Pink Salt Cookies twice. Not because they turned out delicious (Oh, they did in fact!), but because I wasn’t satisfied with the photos. You know, some people have bad hair days, some bad shooting days.

Brandy Chocolate Pink Salt Cookies|

Brandy Chocolate Pink Salt Cookies|

Brandy Chocolate Pink Salt Cookies

So I needed to fix it. Although the basic recipe (as well as the idea of photo styling) remained the same, I decided to add a little of brandy. I thought it might work. And you know what? It did work! Brandy slightly altered the texture (The cookies were softer while the first time they were flakier), but that subtle brandy flavor was quite hearty.

Dipped in chocolate, and sprinkled with a little of pink salt, these Brandy Chocolate Pink Salt Cookies are the way too delicious. For Santa. Not for you. So save them for yourself:)

Happy belated National Cookie Day! Did you celebrate it?

Brandy Chocolate Pink Salt Cookies|

Brandy Chocolate Pink Salt Cookies|

Brandy Chocolate Pink Salt Cookies|

Brandy Chocolate Pink Salt Cookies|

Brandy Chocolate Pink Salt Cookies

Yield: 20-25 cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons brandy
  • a few drops of brandy flavor (optional)
  • 1 3/4 cups of pastry flour
  • 100 gr dark or bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped (or drops)
  • 125 gr dark or bittersweet chocolate or melting chocolate waffles
  • Coarse sea or pink salt


  1. In a large bowl beat the butter gradually adding the powdering sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed for about 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in the vanilla, brandy, and salt until combined.
  3. Gradually add the flour mixing just until well combined. You should get elastic soft dough. Add in 100 gr of the chocolate.
  4. Wrap the dough up in plastic wrap and chill 2-3 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 170 degrees C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Roll out the dough (1 cm or a little less) and cut using a cookie cutter.
  7. Places slices on the prepared baking sheets and bake for about 10-12 minutes or until cookies are set. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  8. In a microwave, melt the remaining chocolate in a bowl (20 seconds x 2-3 times depending on size).
  9. Dip half of each cookie into the melted chocolate. Place the cookies on a rack. Sprinkle with a little of the salt. Let stand until the chocolate is set.
  10. Enjoy!


12 Thoughts on “Brandy Chocolate Pink Salt Cookies

  1. These are such beautiful cookies, and you’ve so gorgeously captured them! Bravo on all counts.
    Jeff @ Make It Like a Man! recently posted…Figs with MascarponeMy Profile

  2. What a way to celebrate than with these beauties. Although I find myself celebrating this holiday more times than I’d like to admit throughout the year Ben. ;)
    Kevin | Keviniscooking recently posted…Roasted Pears with Almond PasteMy Profile

  3. Oh my, brandy, chocolate and salt….these cookies sound amazing! Also, they look so pretty, festive and elegant, great job, Ben!
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  4. I did actually know Sunday was national cookie day, but to me that is kinda silly, because EVERY SINGLE day in December should be national cookie day. I mean, tis the season to eat ALL the cookies, right? :) These cookies are lovely Ben!! I adore brandy, but in some cookies?? Hellz Yes!!! Plus I’m loving the pink sea salt!! Heavenly scrumptiousness going on here! Cheers, friend!
    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary recently posted…Butterscotch Snickerdoodle Skillet CookieMy Profile

  5. I love sweet and savory combo and these stunning and pretty looking cookies are speaking to me, Ben. Love how elegantly you have added pink salt to these brandy chocolate cookies. You have outdone yourself my friend. This is what I call a cookie perfection. And National Cookie Day?? Wow! Thanks for this wonderful info.

  6. I knew about National Cookie Day but totally did not eat a cookie! I haven’t even made any cookies yet (my bad). Thinking I need to make yours instead of my own cos I’m all about that dark chocolate and pink salt. Sweet and salty flavors are the best! Pinning right now :)
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  7. National Cookie Day?? How did I miss that one? Is that National Cookie Day in the US or Canada? Or both? :-) I totally know what you mean about not being pleased with photos from time to time…but it looks like you figured it out because I really want to eat one or six of these cookies right now. I love that little addition of brandy along with the salt. Salted chocolate is SO good. :-)
    David @ Spiced recently posted…Chocolate Almond ToffeeMy Profile

  8. Hey Ben! is there other way of celebrating this day than with cookies, I love the fact that these cookies are savory and sweet at the same time!! and can just imagine that hearty brandy taste! well done my friend! Cheers!
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