Um, I don't like chocolate but, Thank You for the gifts......
Well, it turns out (and who knows it have may been a weird result of pregnancy) I did like it! The dark chocolate squares my parents gave me were awesome, so I was a little more enthusiastic about heading to Godiva with an insane amount of money to spend on sweets.
I went a little truffle crazy. But the truffles could never compare to the gem I found among the gift boxes. Dark Chocolate Covered Cashews.
Cashews, in my opinion are as good as it gets in the nut world. So buttery and delicious. I bought two bags of these little treats, and later went back for a third.
I have never had them again. Because, I am cheap, and these chocolate covered nuts were around $15 for a tiny little bag.
But the memory of them inspired these Dark Chocolate and Cashew Cookies. They are now my favorite cookies. So make them, and enjoy!
2 cups of good dark chocolate chips and 1 1/4 cups of cashews are the stars of these cookies.
After mixing up the dough, I dropped rounded tablespoon fulls onto parchment lined cookie sheets.
After 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven, these cookies were just begging to be eaten!
Dark Chocolate & Cashew Cookies
An L.A. Walter original recipe
- 2 sticks butter (softened)
- 1 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tspn vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup brewed coffee
- 2 1/2 cup flour
- 1 tspn salt
- 1 tspn baking soda
- 2 cups dark chocolate chips or chunks
- 1 1/4 cups roughly chopped cashews
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Cream together butter and sugar in an electric mixer (or w/ a hand mixer) until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs, coffee (I just used leftover from my french press) and vanilla until combined.In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda. Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually add in the flour mixture. Once combined stir in the chocolate chips and cashews.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoon fulls onto parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake for 9-11 minutes. Allow to cool on pan 1 minute before transferring to a wire rack to complete cooling.