Monday, December 14, 2015

Double Chocolate Chip & Walnut Cookies


Nothing beats a fresh batch of cookies, straight out of the oven. While I love a traditional chocolate chip cookie just as much as anyone else, I really love the depth these cookies get by mixing white and milk chocolate chips with walnut pieces.... There's something quite Christmassy about nuts in cookies and this has been one of my go-to recipes this year for holiday baking.

This recipe takes hardly anytime at all to prepare and makes 12-16 cookies, depending on how heavy you are with the dough. The point is, you can have a batch of these whipped up and out of the oven in the space of an hour or even a half hour if you're focused, so they're not at all time-consuming or inconvenient to make.

I love boxing these cookies up as a gift during the holidays or even whipping up a quick batch to have warm on movie nights at home... They're absolutely perfect with a glass of milk or a cup of hot chocolate!


Ingredients
100g unsalted butter, softened
100g caster sugar
100g light soft brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
175g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt flakes
50g milk chocolate chips
50g white chocolate chips
100g walnut pieces

Method
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.

2. Using a hand mixer, cream the butter and sugars together in a large mixing bowl until well combined and starting to look whipped.

3. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract with the hand mixer.

4. In another mixing bowl, add the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir with a wire whisk to sift and combine and then add to the wet mixture and fold in with a wooden spoon until well mixed.

5. Fold in the chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and nuts until will mixed.

6. Drop the cookie dough by the spoonful onto a non-stick cookie sheet, spaced well apart and bake the cookies for about 15 minutes.

7. Allow the cookies to cool for about 5 minutes on the baking tray before transferring to a plate. Enjoy warm or cooled.
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