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The Met Market Copy Cat Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Does the world really need another chocolate chip recipe? Infused with espresso, two kinds of chocolate, toasted walnuts- and tastes this good- yes.

a blue plate filled with cookies

I know- does the world really need another chocolate chip cookie recipe? No- not really. But if you have ever been to Seattle and visited the Met Market, you know all about this cookie. It is a double chocolate chip, flakey sea salt and walnut baked bit of heaven. I struggled mightily with this recipe. But, here is my best attempt at this mound full of chocolate loveliness. This bakes up a whopping big cookie. Bake up the entire batch and share- you’ll never be lonely.

a pan filled with cookies
The Cookie at the Met Market

“The Cookie” at the Met Market is one of those treats that you will skip a meal or two to enjoy this indulgence. Of course, you’ll be so full after eating only half, you won’t want anything else to eat. This cookie is ooey, gooey and completely delicious. Two kinds of chocolate and huge chopped walnuts make it one of my favorite treats when visiting Seattle.

ingredients for chocolate chip cookies
It seems like a basic recipe, but it is not

Why this recipe works:

  • By letting the dough rest five hours, the ingredients fully incorporate and the flour is perfectly saturated.
  • Baking only 4-5 cookies at a time on your baking sheet lets heat disburse throughout the oven better proofing for a great rise for your cookies.
  • Espresso elevates the chocolate flavors
  • Two kinds of chocolate paired with sea salt means your taste buds explode- salt heightens sweetness and suppresses the bitterness of the dark chocolate- salt enhances the flavors in chocolate.
  • Big chunks of nuts add incredible texture to the cookie making it even more complex.

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salt and baking soda being folded into flour
always check your baking soda is fresh
Cookie dough in the bowl of a stand mixer

Give yourself plenty of time to make this dough. It is best when made the night before baking. Let the flavors have time to meld together.

walnuts being folded into cookie dough
Toasting the nuts adds so much crunch and flavor – don’t skip this step
a wire rack with cookies cooling
Huge chunks of walnuts and flakey salt make this cookie extra special

The Met Market Copy Cat Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

4 from 12 votes
Recipe by Meggen Arthur Wilson Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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This decadent cookie is loaded with double chocolate chips, toasted walnuts and flakey sea salt.


  • 1 cup 1 salted butter, softened

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 sugar

  • 1 cup 1 light brown sugar

  • 1 TBSP 1 vanilla bean paste

  • 2 2 large eggs

  • 1 oz 1 espresso or dark coffee

  • 2.5 cups 2.5 all purpose Flour

  • 1 tsp 1 baking soda

  • 1 tsp 1 kosher salt

  • 1 cup 1 bittersweet chocolate chips

  • 1 cup 1 semi sweet chocolate chips

  • 2 cups 2 walnuts, chopped and toasted

  • 1 TBSP 1 fleur de Sel


  • In a dry pan, toast the walnuts until fragrant- about 3-4 minutes. Do not burn. Set aside to cool completely.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream butter until fluffy and glossy- about 3 minutes. Add in sugars. Beat on medium speed for 5 minutes to fully incorporate the sugar.
  • Add in eggs and vanilla paste. beat another 2 minutes. Stir in espresso. Beat one minute more.
  • Combine flour, salt and baking soda in a small bowl. With the mixer on low, slowly add the flour mixture until fully incorporated.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips and toasted walnuts.
  • Cover the bowl and chill the dough for at least 5 hours or preferably overnight.
  • Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Using a large ice cream scoop, scoop out large balls of dough and place 4 inches apart on the cookie sheet. I only placed 4-5 cookies per sheet pan to allow for air circulation, even baking and proper rise of the cookies.
  • Bake for 18 minutes or until the center is shiny but the edges have jus turned golden brown. Sprinkle with Fleur de Sel the moment the cookies come out of the oven. Cool on a wire rack. Serve immediately or store in an airtight bag up to 5 days.


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  • Chilling the cookie dough for at least 5 hours allows for the flavors to blend together and the flour to become fully saturated with the butter, vanilla and coffee.
  • You can freeze the dough for up to 3 months. Wrap well in parchment paper then wrap in a double layer of plastic wrap. Always write the date onto outside of the package. Bake for 22 minutes at 350 degrees if frozen. The cookie dough can thaw overnight in the fridge.
  • European butter is preferred. Salted butter is a must in this recipe.
a plate of chocolate chip cookies

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  1. Tracey Lupin says:

    Just made these . Incredible. The salt and espresso adds so much flavor.

  2. Sharon Biglow says:

    I absolutely loved this cookie. There are so many layers and layers of things going on- Just like the Met market cookie! A little tricky to nail, but worth it.