Source: Maida Heatter's Book of Great Chocolate Desserts (Andrews & McMeel Publishing, 2006 ed.), pg. 111.
These are wonderful and easy to make. They are crisp, crunchy and buttery. The chocolate chips and nuts give them a great texture.
(Notes in red are my own)
1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter (softened)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup light or dark brown sugar, firmly packed
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
4 oz. walnuts (1 generous cup), cut into medium sized pieces
6 oz. (1 cup) semi-sweet chocolate chips
Adjust rack to the center of the oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
|Cream the butter in the bowl of an electric mixer. Add the salt, vanilla and sugar, beating well, until the mixture holds together.|
|Add the nuts...|
|Add the chocolate morsels...|
|Stir until the morsels and nuts are evenly distributed.|
|The dough will be stiff. Place teaspoon sized mounds of the dough close together on an ungreased 10 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 1 inch jelly roll pan (I use an ice-cream scoop for this).|
|Let cool in the pan for a minute or two.|