Walnut & Chocolate Chip Cookies
Updated: Nov 4, 2021
Everyone needs a classic chocolate chip cookie recipe, so here is our small batch version. It's crunchy on the outside but chewy on the inside; everything you want from a homemade cookie. Oh, it also freezes well so you can always have emergency cookies on hand.
Watch how to make them below:
Yields: 9 cookies (70g each)
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
I N G R E D I E N T S:
110g unsalted butter, room temperature (if using salted butter, skip the additional salt)
70g caster sugar
80g brown sugar
1 egg, medium, room temperature (approximately 50g excluding the shell)
½ tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
160g bread flour (12% protein)
¼ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt (omit if using salted butter)
100g dark chocolate chips
100g walnuts, chopped
M E T H O D:
Preheat the oven to 170°C (convection oven/fan-assisted)
Step 1. BUTTER & SUGARS
Loosen the butter before adding both types of sugar and creaming together until pale and creamy.
Step 2. EGGS & VANILLA
In a separate bowl, add the egg and vanilla and lightly whisk together. Add the egg mixture into the butter-sugar mixture and beat together until combined.
Step 3. DRY INGREDIENTS
Add the bread flour, baking soda and salt (omit if using salted butter) and mix until most of the flour is incorporated.
Step 4. INCLUSIONS
Add the chocolate chips and walnuts and mix until the flour is all combined.
Step 5. PORTIONING
Portion the cookie dough into 70g balls. Place them spaced out onto a lined baking tray. Flatten the tops of the dough balls slightly and decorate with chocolate chips and walnuts if desired.
If it is hot where you live, you may want to chill the tray of dough in the fridge for 5-10 minutes to harden them up a little and reduce spread during baking.
Step 6. BAKING
Bake in the preheat oven for 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Note that all ovens differ so cooking times may vary.
Raw dough balls can be frozen in a ziplock bag for a couple of months. Whenever you want one (or more) just bake them straight from frozen in an oven preheated to 190°C (conventional oven) / 170°C (convection oven/fan-assisted) for around 12-15 minutes.