Tuesday, March 12, 2013

White Chocolate Chip Black Walnut Cookies

Don’t get me wrong.  I love Nestle chocolate chip cookies.  Sometimes though, you want something different.  These are the cookies for those moments.  They remind me of Blondie Brownies.  Substitute English walnuts if the Black walnuts are too strong for you.  These cookies are also good with some chopped coconut added in the dough.  Make sure you have plenty of milk for the dunking!!


12 Tbsp. Butter, Melted
1 C. Brown Sugar
½ C. Granulated Sugar
1 Egg
1 Egg Yolk
2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
2 C.  All purpose Flour
½ tsp. Baking Soda
½ tsp. Salt
1 ½ C. White Chocolate Chips
1 C. Black Walnuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Set oven racks to top and middle position.  Whisk flour, salt and baking soda.  Set aside.  In large mixing bowl, mix butter and both sugars.  Beat until light in color.  Add egg, yolk and vanilla.  Beat until incorporated.  Add dry ingredients.  Mix until well combined.   Stir in chips and walnuts.  Measure out 1/8 C. portions.  Roll into balls and flatten slightly.  Place on ungreased baking sheet.  Bake 15 – 18 minutes, rotating pans halfway through.  Cookies should be lightly brown on the edges but still soft and slightly moist in the middle.  Remove from oven and let cool on pan for 10 minutes.  Transfer to rack to cool completely.