Chocolate Walnut Cookies
These are very simple to make and very tasty, like a brownie in cookie form. This recipe is adapted from one I found in the holiday cookie addition of On Fine Cooking.
My sister always requests these cookies whenever she wins reward in the Survivor game I run. Yes, I am a fan of the reality TV show Survivor ;-) For the past few years I have run an email game, sending out questions each week, usually about a dozen friends and family play. And yes, they can win cookies!!
Preheat the oven to 350 F and line two cookie sheets with parchment.
Have I mentioned how much I love parchment ?? It's the best for baking just about anything. It also makes clean up so easy.
1 cup butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder ( NOT cocoa mix)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped walnuts
In the bowl of a standing mixer, cream together the butter and both sugars until creamy.
|Not creamy yet...|
Beat in egg and vanilla.
In a separate bowl whisk together all the dry ingredients.
Add at low speed to the wet mixture until just incorporated.
Mix in the walnuts.
Using a teaspoon, drop large dollops onto the cookie sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. After 5 minutes switch the pans top to bottom racks, and rotate back to front.
The cookies puff up while baking then settle down as they cool.
|Still puffy right out of the oven.|
|Starting to settle into their crinkly goodness.|
Let them rest 5 minutes before moving them to a rack to cool.
They also are great used in ice cream sandwiches, but that's another whole post ;-)