Thursday, January 20, 2011

Chocolate cookies and walnuts

All I want these days is cookies.

It's not like I'm pregnant or anything.

Here's a recipe for some absolutely delicious Chocolate cookies with walnuts.

What you'll need
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
What to do

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine butter and both sugars.

Use a stand-up mixer, like the one I'd dying to get, or a hand mixer to mix the ingredients.  Beat on medium for about 2-3 minutes until it looks fluffy.

Resist the urge to eat the mix with a spoon.  Are you listening?  Resist the urge!  Ugh, now you have to start all over.

Add vanilla and egg and beat it some more.  Then sing Michael Jackson's "Beat It" song to yourself.  Maybe do a little hip swivel.

In a separate bowl mix flour, baking powder, and cocoa powder.

Then mix it in with the butter and sugar mixture.  Mix everything until it looks like it's incorporated.  Add walnuts.

Grab a baking sheet or two (you'll probably need two) and either line them with some parchment paper or get yourself one of these guys.

That's right folks.  I've been sulking and whining and begging that I needed the Silpat baking mat and the cookie scoop for, like, a year!  Guess what was in my stocking this year?  Thanks, hubs!  Apparently asking directly over and over and over again for a year does get my point across.

Anyways, scoop the cookie dough onto the cookie sheets.

Space them about 2 inches apart so they don't crowd each other.  Cookies don't like to be crowded.  They like space.  And butter.

Stick the whole shindig on a middle rack in the oven for 8-10 minutes (I prefer 8 because I like mine soft).

Remove and place on a cookie rack to cool off.

Stuff every one of them in your mouth as quickly as you can before your husband notices the delicious cookie smell.



  1. These might be perfect because the nuts would scare Chris away. ;)

  2. I didn't even tell Mike I'd made banana bread and tried to hide the muffins...he smelled them out, he's like a bloodhound.

  3. Silpat has totally changed my (cooking) life.

    Those look SO GOOD. Yum.

  4. Haha love that last line. YUM!

  5. Those looks awesome! I'm trying some recipes right now for the blog bake sale!


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