These delicious Double Chocolate Walnut Brownie Cookies contain a substantial amount of cocoa, melty chocolate chunks and chopped walnuts and take just 10 minutes to prepare.
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Since the first full week of school this year, I’ve taken it upon myself to insure the cookie jar is full and ready to offer a sweet treat when everyone arrives back home. So far so good! Each Monday when the youngest two are enjoying lunch, I start a fresh batch. This week I was craving something more than the usual chocolate chip and these Double Chocolate Walnut Brownie Cookies were the end result.
I’m a sucker for brownies as easily evidenced by my classic One Bowl Chocolate Fudge Brownies, fan favorite Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed S’mores Brownies and rich and delicious Butterscotch Marshmallow Brownies. I only have points of contention about these delicious desserts. They can’t be easily grabbed to eat on the go and they typically need to be served on a plate. But not these Double Chocolate Walnut Brownie Cookies! They make it easy – too easy?! – to grab a cookie and go!
These Double Chocolate Walnut Brownie Cookies contain a substantial amount of cocoa which helps to give it an even richer chocolate flavor. The cocoa also makes these cookies more brownie like as it transforms the batter as it bakes into a texture reminiscent of a brownie, only in an easily transportable cookie form.
But wait! There’s more! The mix-ins in a cookie batter are what truly make it a winner and these Double Chocolate Walnut Brownie Cookies have two standouts in the form of chocolate chunks and walnuts. You could easily swap in chocolate chips for the chunks but I find for a truly melty chocolate nirvana experience, chocolate chunks are the only way to go.
I also say skip the prepackaged chopped walnuts you’ll find on the grocery store shelves and instead chop your own. Grab your knife and cutting board and you’ll make quick work of it. For these Double Chocolate Walnut Brownie Cookies, I like leave the walnuts in larger chunks knowing that they’ll break down further while stirring them into the heavy batter. Going this route means you’ll have noticeable nut pieces in your cookies rather than smaller bits. The sign of a truly bakery worthy cookie.
Double Chocolate Walnut Brownie Cookies
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup prepared coffee
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3 cups flour
- 2/3 cup cocoa
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup chocolate chunks or chips
- 1 cup walnuts chopped
- Cream together shortening, brown sugar and sugar.
- Add eggs, coffee and vanilla and beat together until fluffy.
- Add flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda and mix until just combined.
- Stir in chocolate chunks and walnuts.
- Using a medium size cookie scoop, form and drop dough onto baking sheet lined with silicone mat or parchment.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
- Allow to cool on cookie sheet 5 minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.
I know I can’t be the only one who loves brownie inspired desserts! You’ll also want to try these holiday worthy Peppermint Brownie Truffles, this mashup Brownie Strawberry Shortcake and the Best Brownie Dip.