Thursday, May 29, 2014

Giant Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

My guys like their desserts so I try to always have something good around when their sweet tooth starts aching. I have to dish these out one by one or they would be gobbled quickly.  However, someone did find the stash and helped themselves to extras.  I caught the so called culprit with his hand in the proverbial cookie jar.
 This recipe makes giant chocolate chips cookies.  I added roasted walnuts to them too.

 Here is my recipe:


2 sticks cold and cubed unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp.baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup of chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
 In bowl of electric mixer fitted with paddle, cream together butter and sugars until well blended and fluffy. Add eggs and mix in vanilla and beat until blended.
Add flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and mix until combined. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts. I used an ice cream scoop to form balls.
 Place on a pan lined with parchment paper and bake in the preheated oven 20-25 minutes until lightly browned. Do not overbake. Let cool on rack and store in an airtight container.

 I got 14 saucer sized cookies from this recipe.