Happy Cookie Friday! I got some delicious chunky cookies for you today! Packed with chocolate chips and walnuts – I think a good treat for fall when the days are getting darker and colder… well these Chunky Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies are actually nice all year round. Chocolate and walnuts are available all the time, unlike seasonal fruits and berries ;)
You can find already quite a lot of cookie recipes here on my blog – many with walnuts. I think walnuts are really nice for baking and I love the flavor. They need to be fresh though – the flavor of old walnuts is horrible ;) The longer they sit in the cabinets waiting to be used, the more they start to taste old and meh. In my kitchen, that means you will get more bakes with walnuts as soon as I opened a package. Good for the flavors and good for the guests that get to eat all the cookies and cakes I guess :P
These cookies here are a copycat recipe from the well known Levain bakery from the Upper West Side in New York. They are famous for these kinds of chunky cookies – crisp on the outside and kind of soft and chewy on the inside. I heard people are lining up to get them fresh from the oven ;) Well… you do not have to travel to New York to get nice cookies – maybe to compare them with those here – the easiest thing is to make them at home with this recipe I guess ;)
As I said – this is a copycat recipe – I do not have the original one though I would love to take a look at their recipe book! People agree that these come very close to the original ones. My memory of the cookies from that bakery has almost disappeared since my last trip to New York has been a while ago. Next time I will bake some cookies and bring them to N.Y., get cookies from the bakery and compare them. Maybe mine are even better (wishful thinking) ;)
INGREDIENTS / ZUTATEN
3/4 cup (170g) butter, room temperature
3/4 cup (150g) sugar
1/4 cup (50g) raw cane sugar
1 medium egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups (260g) all-purpose flour
2 tsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
3.5 oz. (100g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup (90g) walnuts, toasted and chopped
170g weiche Butter
1 Ei (M)
1 TL Vanille Extrakt
260g Mehl (Type 550)
2 TL Speisestärke
1 TL Natron
1 TL Salz
90g Walnüsse, getoastet und gehackt
DIRECTIONS / ZUBEREITUNG
2. Add the butter and sugars to a large bowl and mix until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until well combined. Mix the flour with cornstarch, baking soda, and salt and add to the bowl – mix until just combined. Add the chocolate chips and chopped walnuts and fold in. Cover the bowl and place in the fridge overnight.
3. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a baking sheet with baking parchment. Divide the dough into 10 equal portions and place five of them with enough space in between on the baking sheet – keep the rest in the fridge. Bake the first batch of cookies for about 12 minutes until lightly browned. They will look quite underbaked, but that is ok. Take out of the oven and let cool down on the baking sheet for about 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool down. Repeat with the second batch of dough.
2. Die Butter und die beiden Zuckersorten in eine große Schüssel geben und hell und luftig aufschlagen. Das Ei und den Vanille Extrakt dazugeben und gut unterrühren. Das Mehl mit Stärke, Natron und Salz vermischen und dann zur Schüssel dazugeben und nur kurz unterrühren. Schokolade und gehackte Walnüsse unterheben. Die Schüssel abdecken und dann über Nacht in den Kühlschrank stellen.
3. Den Ofen auf 180°C (350°F) vorheizen. Ein Backblech mit Backpapier auslegen. Den Teig in zehn Portionen aufteilen und dann fünf davon mit Abstand zueinander auf das Blech setzen – den restlichen Teig zurück in den Kühlschrank legen. Die Cookies für etwa 12 Minuten backen – sie sollten leicht Farbe bekommen haben. Die Cookies werden noch leicht angebacken aussehen, aber das ist so gewollt. Aus dem Ofen holen und auf dem Blech etwa 10 Minuten abkühlen lassen, dann auf einem Kuchengitter komplett auskühlen lassen. Mit dem restlichen Teig wiederholen.
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Delicious big and chunky chocolate chip cookies with some additional toasted walnuts. Great combination! Crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside!
Keywords: cookies, walnut, chocolate, crunchy