Dark Chocolate Walnut Cookies

Amazingly chewy cookies loaded with rich melting dark chocolate and chunks of crunchy walnuts. A cookie you’re sure to crave!

Dark Chocolate Walnut Cookies

Here I go again! I’m crazy about cookies and I’m always on a mission to bake and eat the best!

Dark Chocolate Walnut Cookies

We were in Houston a few weeks ago and I had heard that Common Bond Café had amazing cookies, so I just had to pick a few up before heading home. They were out of this world delicious and perfect in every way! Chewy on the inside, chocolaty all throughout, crunchy on occasion, and a little crispy all over…the total package for cookie perfection.

I knew I had to recreate these cookies ASAP, so as soon as we got home and got the boys tucked in bed, I headed to the store to get the key ingredients: chocolate and walnuts.

Dark Chocolate Walnut Cookies

I tried them a few different ways with varying ingredients, refrigerating/freezing times, oven temps, etc. and finally got them just right…

Dark Chocolate Walnut Cookies

The keys to these cookies are the high quality dark chocolate that’s cut into chunks for optimal melting and taste along with placing the cookie dough in the freezer for at least 30 minutes before baking them. Easy enough, right?!

I could go on and on and on about how amazing these cookies are, but I’ll be quiet so you can bake and taste them for yourself. Prepare to be amazed!

Dark Chocolate Walnut Cookies

Enjoy!

~Maegan

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Amazingly chewy cookies loaded with rich melting dark chocolate and chunks of crunchy walnuts. A cookie you're sure to crave!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 larges eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces high quality dark chocolate, cut into chunks (try to refrain from using chips as the chopped chocolate chunks melting throughout are key to these cookies)
  • 1 cup whole walnuts
Instructions
  1. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugars until smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time, until well incorporated. Beat in the vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, 1 cup at a time, until well combined. Stir in the chocolate and walnuts.
  4. Using your hands, divide dough into 12 large mounds and place them a few inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets (do not press down). Place the cookie sheets in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Remove cookie sheets from freezer and bake at 350°F for about 14-16 minutes or until cookies start to turn light brown on top and slightly crisp around the edges. Rotate cookie sheets halfway through baking time.
  6. Let cool on cookie sheets 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack or enjoying warm right away.
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  1. flgirl

    I love that you were so willing to go to all the trouble of recreating the perfect cookie, multiple times, just so we can make them once and say “Oh My God…these are AMAZING!” Thank you from the bottom of my chocolate chip cookie loving heart. 🙂

  2. Miss Roxy

    The instructions for number three messed up my batch the first time. It said to whisk the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda then after that it said to put them in one at a time. That first sentence should be removed.

    • MaeganMaegan

      Hi Roxy! I checked the instructions and they are correct. You whisk all the dry ingredients together and then you add the dry ingredient mixture, 1 cup at a time, to the bowl with the wet ingredients. I hope this helps clarify.

    • MaeganMaegan

      Hi Emily! Yes, just freeze them first for 30 minutes and then transfer them to a freezer-safe baggie or container with parchment paper in between layers to freeze until you’re ready to proceed with baking them. Enjoy!

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