Double Dark-Chocolate Walnut Cookies
These scrumptious cookies deliver the combination of flavors of dark-chocolate nut bark. The recipe calls for roughly chopped bar chocolate. If you prefer a less intense dark-chocolate flavor, try slightly less cocoa content. This is for true chocolate lovers only. LOL I got this recipe from a local magazine.
- Ready In:
- 8 ounces unsalted butter, 2 sticks
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1⁄2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 5 1⁄2 ounces dark chocolate, minimum 60 percent cocoa content
- 3⁄4 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
- 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups packed dark brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Cut 8-ounce (2 sticks) unsalted butter into pieces and allow to soften.
- In medium bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, salt and baking powder; set aside.
- On cutting board, chop 5 1/2 ounces dark chocolate into 1/2-inch chunks; set aside.
- Roughly chop 3/4 cup walnuts and set aside.
- In separate bowl using an electric mixer, cream together butter with both sugars. Add the eggs, one at a time, to creamed mixture. Beat in 1 t pure vanilla extract.
- Slowly add dry ingredients to creamed mixture, beating well with electric mixer after each addition.
- Stir in chocolate chunks and walnut pieces using wooden spoon.
- Drop 1 1/2-inch balls of dough onto greased cookie sheet.
- Bake 9 minutes on middle oven rack.
- Let cookies cool for several minutes on cookie sheet before transferring to a cooling rack (they will be too soft when first removed from oven).
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I needed to "veganize" some cookies for a customer and I made the necessary changes (not so many really) to this recipe--used vegan non-hydrogenated shortening in place of the butter and a very ripe banana in place of the egg. Also used vegan sugar (not conventionally milled)--otherwise followed directions (vegan chocolate is just good chocolate without added milk or egg products)---and this was a delicious cookie and a big hit with the vegans!!!! Thanks, Lainey!Reply
These are a chocoholic's dream come true. I used Lindt's Intense Dark Chocalate bars (70% cocoa)which are almost too bitter on their own. I reduced the cocoa to 1/4 cup and I think it was a wise choice. These will be on my holiday baking list from now on. Made for 1st Annual Holiday Tag Game. Thanks Lainey, this is worth more than 5 stars to me!Reply