Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Walnut Shortbread Cookies Recipe Plus 5 Best Holiday Chocolate Recipes!

Dec 1, 2016

Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Walnut Shortbread Cookies Recipe Plus 5 Best Holiday Chocolate Recipes!

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A delicious and buttery cookie that's great for cookie exchanges, holidays or even an after school snack!

A delicious and buttery cookie that's great for cookie exchanges, holidays or even an after school snack! Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Walnut Shortbread Cookies Recipe Plus 5 Best Holiday Chocolate Recipes from Hot Eats and Cool Reads



December 1st... already?

It really doesn't seem like it at all. The weather in Minnesota has been in the 30's and 40's since last week, and we've pretty much been getting rain and sleet instead of snow. We did have a snowstorm a couple weeks ago, but that snow is long gone.


Even though it's not cold, I've been in a baking mood! My sister stopped by and baked a couple different kinds of scones earlier this week, and I baked up a batch of these delicious shortbread cookies!

A delicious and buttery cookie that's great for cookie exchanges, holidays or even an after school snack! Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Walnut Shortbread Cookies Recipe Plus 5 Best Holiday Chocolate Recipes from Hot Eats and Cool Reads

Shortbread has always been a favorite of mine. I loved Girl Scout Shortbread cookies, when everyone else loved Caramel Delites and Thin Mints.

These amazing Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Walnut Shortbread are slightly sweet, with delicious bits of chocolate and nuts. Perfect for snacking, like we did, or for a cookie exchange!

I brought them to work, and everyone loved them! My co-worker said they tasted like her favorite butter cookies from back home in Chicago when she was a kid.

They do have alot of butter though, I can't even lie. That's what makes a shortbread so darn good!

A delicious and buttery cookie that's great for cookie exchanges, holidays or even an after school snack! Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Walnut Shortbread Cookies Recipe Plus 5 Best Holiday Chocolate Recipes from Hot Eats and Cool Reads

I'm going to try my hardest to bake something every Sunday, even though I'm not much of a baker. I'm hoping to do more cookies, bars and maybe even a cake or two. I love that I can bring the extras to work, so we don't have to eat them all at home!

After my recipe, you can find 5 more delicious chocolate recipes that are perfect for the holidays! I've teamed up with some of my best blogger buddies and I'd love if you stopped by to check out their recipes, too!

Enjoy!

A delicious and buttery cookie that's great for cookie exchanges, holidays or even an after school snack! Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Walnut Shortbread Cookies Recipe Plus 5 Best Holiday Chocolate Recipes from Hot Eats and Cool Reads

Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Walnut Shortbread Cookies

by Sheena
Ingredients (2 dozen)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temp
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • granulated sugar, for rolling
Instructions
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Pour granulated sugar onto a small plate.

In a medium bowl, combine flour and salt.

In a large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla. Add flour mixture and beat until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.

Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough into balls. Roll in sugar and place sugared cookies onto baking sheets about 2 inches apart.

Using the palm of your hand, press down lightly on top of each cookie to flatten into a disk.

Bake for 15-17 minutes or until light golden brown and firm to touch. Cool on the pan for a few minutes, then transfer to cooling rack. Store in an airtight container.
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6 comments:

  1. I haven't had shortbread in far too long. I can see how buttery it is just from the photos, I'm in love!

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  2. I believe that any cookie made with brown sugar is 10 times better than a regular cookie. And these look amazing (proving my point!). hee hee I'll be making these for Santa's cookie plate, for sure!

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  3. These cookies look so amazing! I can't wait to try this recipe!

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  4. These have such a wonderful combination of flavors ... but they taste even better than they sound!

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  5. Sheena these look amazing! I love shortbread cookies and you've just added my favorite ingredients! Num!

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  6. I loooove shortbread cookies, and I am absolutely loving this brown sugar chocolate chip twist! They sound like the shortbread version of classic chocolate chip cookies :) yum!

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