Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

Holy cookie amazingness. Though hard to compare to the magnitude of, say, a bacon chocolate chip cookie (simply because how do you compare anything to bacon + chocolate??)...this cookie is easily one of my proudest creations. I know I have a lot of chocolate chip cookie variations, but that's only because everyone loves a chocolate chip cookie and I'm just trying to give the people what they want. And what they want is cookies. Lots and lots of cookies. This particular cookie is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside - my favorite cookie consistency. If you're weird about walnuts, you can omit them and just have an outstanding basic CCC. 

I made two batches of these for a pre New Year's Eve party at our house and they were a big hit. Luckily (or unluckily depending on how you look at it), there were a few leftover (8 to be exact). To spare you the gory details and give you the short story - after our party, we went our to a big glitzy party at a nearby bar to which we had tickets. Open bar all night meant champagne all night (which technically was sparkling wine...no way this bar was serving legit french champagne at an all-you-can-drink party...but for my 20-something-year-old vernacular's sake, I'll just call it champagne). So champagne all night meant champagne drunk. Which, mind you, is very different than a liquor-drunk or beer-drunk. It's more refined...right?? Whatever, either way I was giddy and smiley and dancey and ridiculous for the duration of the evening....and couldn't stop thinking about how excited I was to go home after the party to eat the cookies. Midnight strikes, we all yell "HAPPY NEW YEAR" (or so I'm told), dance for a little, and then cab it home. Woke up the next morning (with a gnarly headache...because I drank like four gallons of champagne) and found an empty plate of cookies. Meaning I ate 8 of them. FREAKING EIGHT! Needless to say, my New Year's resolution of "clean eating in January" was to start January 2nd...

Now that's not to say these cookies aren't a clean treat...because they are. But I certainly could have capped it at 2...not 8. Oh well! YOLO. I regret nothing...aside from not remembering what they tasted like at 1 AM when I was apparently cramming them into my face.

Make these now and thank me later!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups almond four (go for flour as opposed to meal for the best turnout)
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Method 

  1. Preheat your oven to 350.
  2. Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl (except for chocolate chips and walnuts).
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients. 
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and combine thoroughly.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts, making sure it's all evenly distributed throughout the dough. The dough will be pretty thick.
  6. Taste the dough. High five yourself and try to not eat the rest of the dough...
  7. Drop tbsp size balls of dough onto a parchment lined or greased cookie sheet. Slightly flatten out the tops of the dough balls with the back of a spoon or fork.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes or until the edges and peaks are golden.
  9. Let cool for as long as you can resist (like 5 minutes tops) and EAT!
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