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“Goodness Gracious” Triple Chocolate Cookies with Sea Salt and Guinness Recipe

Goodness Gracious
Maryse Chevriere

Goodness Gracious

For this cookie, Ashley Swider wanted to do something in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, yet have the name reflect her positive vibe that’s carried throughout the company, yesUmay. The result? A salty, rich, and flavorful cookie that has a brownie-like consistency. 

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For the cookies:

  • 1 ½ cups of butter
  • ¾ cup of dark brown sugar
  • ¾ cup of sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups of unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Sea salt, for sprinkling

For the frosting:

  • 1/3 cup of Guinness Stout
  • 3 ¼ cup of confectioners’ sugar


For the cookies:

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix butter with sugars and then add eggs and vanilla. Mix lightly. Add cocoa, flour, baking soda, and kosher salt and mix with an electric mixer for 30 seconds. Add chocolate chips.
Spray baking sheet with baking spray and spoon dough onto baking sheets. Sprinkle sea salt on top. Bake 15-20 minutes, depending on the oven.

For the frosting:

Blend all ingredients until creamy. Let cookies cool and then drizzle with frosting.