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Chocolate Walnut Cookies

Photo: Jim Franco
Yield about 4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts, finely chopped

Nutrition Information

  • calcium 7 mg
  • calories 111
  • caloriesfromfat 1 %
  • carbohydrate 12 g
  • cholesterol 19 mg
  • fat 7 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • iron 1 mg
  • protein 2 mg
  • satfat 3 g
  • sodium 28 mg

How to Make It

  1. Beat the butter, sugar, and eggs until fluffy. Add the chocolate, vanilla and salt and mix well. Gradually beat in the flour. Mix in 1 cup of the walnuts.

  2. Halve the dough and shape each piece into a log 8 inches long and 2 inches in diameter. Roll each log in the remaining walnuts; wrap separately in plastic and chill until firm, about 1 hour.

  3. Heat oven to 375º F. Grease 2 cookie sheets. Cut the dough into 1/4-inch-thick slices and place on the sheets. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned on the bottoms. Remove the cookies with a metal spatula and cool.

  4. Plan ahead: Freeze the dough for up to 4 months. Thaw at room temperature 45 minutes or overnight in the refrigerator.