Sunday, August 23, 2009

Jumbo Walnut-Chocolate Chunk Cookies

1 cup butter or margarine melted
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla-butter-nut flavoring (I have just used vanilla)
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 packages (10 ounces each)semisweet chocolate chunks
2 cups coursely chopped walnuts (I trade out with pecans sometimes)

Preheat over to 350. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla-butter-nut flavoring; beating until smooth. In a small bowl combine flour, baking powder, bakig soda and salt. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture, stir until a soft dough forms. Stir in chocolate chuncks and walnuts. Use 1/4 cup of dough for each cookie. Drop cookies 3" apart onto a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or untl edges and tops are lightly browned. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool. Wrap cookies individually in plastic wrap.
Yield about 2 1/2 dozen cookies

After they are cooled, wrap in plastic then wrap in a piece of orange tissue paper and tie with streamers. Make face with felt tip marker.

Nice for party favors or if kids are allowed to take treats for Halloween parties.

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