A simple-but-rich chocolate treat always has its place amid the fancy decorated and specialty Christmas cookies we enjoy at the holidays.
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
2 eggs, unbeaten
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Butter a roasting pan (9×13) on the bottom and about ½ inch up the sides. You can use a cookie sheet if it has sides.
3. Melt chocolate and butter together in the heaviest saucepan you have. Watch carefully, stirring often so the mixture doesn’t burn. Remove pot from heat when blended.
4. Add dry ingredients and mix just enough to combine.
5. Mix in eggs and vanilla.
6. Spread batter evenly in pan without scraping the bottom.
7. Sprinkle nuts on top.
8. Bake 11 to 13 minutes, depending on the size of the pan and your oven. Test for doneness by inserting a toothpick in the center. It should come out clean.
9. Cool for 10 minutes.
10. Using a sharp knife, cut the cookies into diamond shapes by cutting on the diagonal in one direction and straight across in the other. No worries if you get confused. People will love the cookies no matter how they look!
Cool completely before removing from pan.
Makes approximately 2 1/2 dozen cookies.
Kathy Mathieu is the creator and moderator of the inclusive blog Food Sharing Network and the author of Simply Delicious, a food column published in Taste Magazine in print and online. She started the site when she realized most conversations turned to food. Kathy is also the owner of The Red Wagon Group, a PR and communications firm based in Rutherford. She loves to cook, write and eat, and is thrilled to be part of Jersey Bites!