The other day, I was looking for a sweet treat to make for dessert to go with some homemade ice cream. As I stared at several options online, I saw a tweet from Chef Dennis with a link to these cookies. I immediately went to the kitchen and started melting the chocolate.
These are deliciously unique cookies. With just 1/4 cup of flour in the entire batch, the bulk of the cookie is richly packed with chocolate and walnuts (pecans can also be substituted).
I knew that my husband would be happy to see these, since he loves walnuts in his cookies and they aren’t always my favorite. I’m happy to say that I loved these, walnuts and all.
Baking Tip: Be careful not to overcook these cookies. They will dry out quickly and won’t be nearly as amazing.
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour - do not add more than this you will not need it
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
- 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate I used Ghiradelli Bittersweet Dark Chocolate Chips
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups walnuts or pecans chopped
- 6 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix together flour, baking powder and salt and set aside. Melt 8 ounces of chocolate along with the butter in a double boiler (or in the microwave, 1 minute at a time at 50% power). Set aside the melted chocolate to cool slightly.
- In a glass bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar and vanilla until thoroughly blended. Place over a simmering pan of water and continue whisking until lukewarm. Stir the warm eggs into the melted chocolate. Add the flour mixture and then add the chocolate chips and chopped nuts.
- Scoop rounded tablespoons of the dough onto a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet. Bake until the cookie looks dry on the outside. It should still be gooey on the inside*. This took just 10 minutes in my oven. Remove to a wire rack. The inside of the cookies will be soft when you place them on the rack, but they will firm up as they cool. Enjoy!
- * Be careful not to overcook these cookies. I let one batch go a little too long and they were not nearly as amazing.