Chocolate-Kissed Walnut Cookies


Chocolate walnut cookies
Sometimes one wishes to indulge into a little sweet treat, but at the same time, its nice if one can make something that takes very few ingredients, and less time to prepare, yet can satisfy your craving. On a cold Saturday afternoon, that's precisely what I felt. I was bored, and wanted to bake something simple. SO I opened my pantry and the first thing I saw was a bag of walnuts gawking straight at me. SO I picked it up, and went for the quintessential all-purpose flour, sugar and butter, and decide to bake these simple yet beautiful and crunchy walnut cookies. With less than 5 ingredients, it is indeed one of the most easy recipes, with an end product that is sure to delight you and your family! I just added some chocolate topping to give it that extra zing!

I'm sending these to Aparna who's hosting this month's Monthly Mingle featuring High-Tea Treats! Hope she likes them:)

Ingredients
Makes about 18-20 cookies

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup ground walnuts
4 oz butter - at room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
Hershey's chocolate syrup

Method
Preheat your oven to 350 deg F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

In a bowl, cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy, about 7-8 mins.

In another bowl, whisk together the flour and ground walnuts and add to the creamed butter mixture. Mix until well combined to form a soft dough. Do not knead a lot as this can get pretty sticky. Use some all-purpose flour for dusting.

Now refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes. This makes is easier to shape the cookies.

Take a teaspoonful of dough in your hand, form a small ball, and press lightly in the center with your finger to make a shallow hole (use light pressure with your thumb or index finger). You can even roll out the dough to make a big 1/2 inch thick round, then use a cookie-cutter to make smaller cookies.

Arrange the cookies on the baking trays, 2 inches apart. Leave enough space as they will spread a bit as they bake. Bake for 15 minutes, until the edges are slightly colored and the cookies look firm.

Let the cookies cool completely on a wire rack, then you can store them in an air-tight container. Right before serving, fill the holes with Chocolate syrup. Or, you can fill the holes with melted chocolate ganache, then refrigerate them till it solidifies, and store in an airtight box for a few days.


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27 comments :

Happy cook said...

Wow they look beautiful and delicous, love the pattern on those cookies.

Poornima Nair said...

I'm always willing to engage in a sweet treat...awesome cookies, really tempting.

Snooky doodle said...

these are nice and yummy

Pavani said...

Cookies look absolutely mouth watering Mansi.

Aparna said...

Your cookies really look very pretty.

musical said...

Lovely looking treats!

Priya said...

Gorgeous cookies, just love their name..

Martha said...

Very clever! I've never thought of topping cookies with chocolate syrup.

Also wanted to mention that I am holding a Betty Crocker Cookie Cookbook Giveaway on my site through the end of September if you are interested.

Mansi said...

thanks guys, glad you'll liked he simple recipe! the chocolate does add its own charm though:)

Musical - great to see you back gal! hope u r doing good!

Martha - I'll surely participate!:)

Nags said...

thats chocolate instead of jam no? nice idea :)

Sophie said...

What a great & neat idea to use chocolate syrup for these cookies!

They look true beauties!!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Those almost look like jam thumbprints, but I have to say I like the idea of chocolate in my cookies better.

I hate it when I want to bake and I'm missing just one key ingredient. I love how you managed to pull this together with what you had available to you.

Mansi said...

Yes! they are similar to Jam thumbprint cookies, but I think chocolate does go great with walnut flavor, so these beauties were a hit:)

Health Girl said...

Oh that's a delicious change from the traditional cookies. Oh yeah and crunchier too.Yummy i'll try them.

Anonymous said...

Is there a substitue for butter in the cookies? We do not eat eggs or butter or margarine. I am dying to find a recipe for cookies that does not include eggs or butter/margarine.

Can I use ghee instead or will that spoil the taste?

lutongpinoyrecipe said...

The crunchier the better! Jam thumbprint cookies also rocks!

Mansi said...

Hi there, finding substitute for butter is hard, esp without compromising on taste. But you can try to use Vegetable Oil instead, that will be much better in texture and taste than ghee. try to use a little less oil than the amount of butter in the recipe; I haven't tried this myself, but I think it'll work. Do let us know if u try it:)

Puspha said...

Wow.. so good!!

Indhu said...

looks yummy.. I want to try it with melted white chocolate instead of hersheys :)

forkbootsandapalette said...

looks super..love the design on them

Aparna said...

Thank you for joining us for HIgh Tea with these cookies, Mansi.

Velva said...

What a great simple cookie recipe-Love it! I just need a cup of coffee and a few of these great looking cookies.

hanum said...

I love chocolate very much. Wow.. nice recipe. Thank's for info sharing ^_^

Billigflüge said...

They look great (it's hard to look at such great cookies and not get hungrier than I already am). I'm sure I'll love the Cookies. Chocolate and Walnut, what can go wrong?

Priya said...

can this be done in a microwave?

Mansi said...

Priya - I don' think you can bake the cookies in a microwave, they have to be baked in an oven. You can use the microwave to make the ganache filling for the cookies, though

Barbara Wirtz said...

hi! what a great idea & neat idea to use chocolate syrup for these cookies. i think it's really eat to amazing.actually i love chocolate very much so i will try to make this .