Chocolate Walnut Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Walnut Crinkle Cookies

  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • 12 ingredients
  • Walnut Halves
  • cookies
  • Easy

Ingredients

  • 5 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 oz unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup 100% cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coffee
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 30 Diamond of California® Walnut Halves

The Steps

  1. Put chocolate and butter in a medium, microwave-safe bowl.  Melt on high for 1 minute, stir until smooth.  Set aside.
  2. Whisk together the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer, whisk together the eggs and sugar for 2 minutes. Reduce to low speed and stir in the melted chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Stir in the dry ingredients, being careful not to overmix. Refrigerate the dough until firm, about 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  4. Form the dough into 1 tablespoon-sized balls. Put powdered sugar in a bowl and roll each of the balls in the sugar.  Place on parchment-lined baking sheets 3 inches apart.
  5. Once sides have begun to crackle, about 8 minutes, place walnut half on top and gently press in.
  6. Bake until crackles form on top. Remove from the oven and let sit on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Move to wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

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