Jane Kirby
Recipe by Real Simple December 2002


Credit: Jim Franco

Recipe Summary

about 4 dozen


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

calcium 7mg; 111 calories; calories from fat 1%; carbohydrates 12g; cholesterol 19mg; fat 7g; fiber 1g; iron 1mg; protein 2mg; saturated fat 3g; sodium 28mg.