Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies
I love chocolate and cookies with dark chocolate chips and nuts are a favorite of mine. I baked these cookies when visiting my in-laws. The cookies were so tender and cake like almost and full of rich chocolate flavor and not too sweet. The finely chopped walnuts gave the cookies a great crunch. The recipe comes from the back of the bag of Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Chips.
Yield: 2 1/2 Dozen Cookies
2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Hershey's Cocoa
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Coarse Salt
3/4 cup Sugar
3/4 cup Light Brown Sugar, packed
1 cup (2 sticks) Unsalted Butter, softened
2 Large Eggs
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1 package (12 oz.) Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Chips
1 cup Walnuts, finely chopped (optional)
Heat oven to 375°F.
Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
In a medium size bowl, whisk together granulated sugar and light brown sugar; set aside.
Using a mixer with the paddle attachment on medium speed, cream sugars and butter until light and fluffy, 1-2 minutes.
Add eggs one at a time, vanilla extract, and mix on medium speed until incorporated.
Turn to low speed, and gradually add flour mixture and mix until combined.
With a spatula, fold in chocolate chips and walnuts.
Using a tablespoon or cookie scoop, form and place dough balls on baking sheets spacing 2 inches apart.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are set.
Wait 3 minutes and then transfer to wire racks to cool or if you are like me enjoy some cookies warm.