I went to the store yesterday and bought a bag of walnuts because I want to try making a banana bread. Then I looked at my pantry and saw that I have unsalted butter, shortening, flour, baking soda, eggs, sugars and chocolate chip morsels. So I thought, why not make a Chocolate Chip Walnut cookies instead?
It has been a while since I baked cookies and surprisingly, I miss it. I excitedly gathered and measured my ingredients.
1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 sticks softened unsalted butter
1 tablespoon vegetable shortening (for that light and crispy texture)
1/2 cup white granulated sugar and 3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cup walnuts
2 cups chocolate chip morsels (can be less or more depending on how you like it)
Don't forget to preheat the oven to 325F.
Once I got all my ingredients ready, I started making my cookies.
1) I creamed the butter, shortening, white sugar and brown sugar.
2) I added the eggs
3) I added the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and vanilla extract.
4) I added the walnuts and the chocolate chip morsels.
5) After mixing everything together, I scooped them into balls and placed them on a non-stick aluminum foil (because I don't have those non-stick baking sheets).
6) I placed the cookie dough in the oven for 16 minutes (length may depend on your oven) and after the specified time, it came out thin, chewy on the inside and crispy on the sides. By the way, you'd notice that they were overlapping. That's because I didn't space it enough. I remedied it by putting 6 scoops instead of 8.
7) I left in on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and transferred them on the wire racks to cool completely. After about 20 minutes, it was time to indulge!
Oh, by the way, since I was already making cookies, I decided to use some of the walnuts on my Oatmeal Walnut cookies. Follow the same recipe but replace the chocolate chips with 2 1/2 cups of old-fashioned oats.
Happy Baking! :D