Chocolate Walnut Cookies

Posted by Hope Early: Cookies are pure joy for me. I love baking them, I love sharing them, and I love eating them. These cookies combine chocolate, chocolate chips, and walnuts into a perfect little package. It's hard to stop at one, so don't even try!

Ingredients
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
Instructions
  1. Melt 1/2 cup of chocolate chips in a double boiler (or microwave according to package instructions), stirring until smooth. Cool to room temperature.

  2. Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.

  3. Beat together butter and sugars until creamy, then stir in egg and chocolate mixture, mixing until combined.

  4. Gradually stir in flour mixture, remaining chocolate chips, and walnuts. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.

  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (F).

  6. Roll dough into balls, about 1-1/4-inch. Arrange them on a parchment-lined cookie sheet, at least 2 inches apart. Bake until set but still soft, about 10 to 12 minutes.

  7. Let rest on cookie sheet 2 minutes before transferring to cooling rack to completely cool.

Notes

Yield: 32 cookies