Sea Salt Cookie Recipe

Under the Sea Cookies

This project actually started in January, I am just terrible at time management. But it is finally here. Niru from Whalefish asked if I could help out with their bakesale fundraiser and come up with a catchy parody song to highlight the work that the Whalefish NFPO were doing. Giant apologies for not actually managing to get one ready in time for their bakesale (again... January... awkward) 

But here I am, 10 months late, and with my friend Sarah from across the seas we came up with Sea Salt Cookies, the Under the Sea Cookie. The song parodies on The Little Mermaid's Under the Sea and sings a shanty about sea life and its endangered species, as well as a video guide to  making delicious Sea Salt Cookies. 

The recipe itself comes from Sarah's old roomate Riley's Mom. So thank you to her for this delicious recipe. 

The recipe is as follows:

Sea Salt Cookies

1 cup/270g smooth peanut butter

1 cup/170g brown sugar

1 egg

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp vanilla extract


12 squares of dark chocolate

sea salt



Preheat oven to 350ºF/175ºC

In a bowl add the peanut butter, brown sugar, egg, baking soda and vanilla extract, mix together with your hands (yes, really). Scoop out 12 balls onto a baking tray and flatten slightly with your fingers. Into the centre of each cookie, place a square of dark chocolate. 

Bake for for 8-10 min, probably 8. Don't over-cook!

Take out to cool slightly. While the chocolate is melty, sprinkle sea salt on top of the chocolate. Cheat: use a "dark chocolate with sea salt" bar if you're a person that just doesn't have sea salt lying around. 

Makes about a dozen cookies. Double if you're baking for a party! Now it's time to watch the video, sing along if you want to. Also, I would appreciate you going to and check out their amazing research that is helping sea life. Thank you very much, I'll see you soon.