Cookie #5: Double Chocolate Walnut

I am way behind!  I had a couple of fails over the last few days and sadly nothing to post.  Sometimes things don't quite turn out the way you planned, as with these cookies.  I was trying to replicate a cookie I had from Jimbo's, but when I was reading some regular recipes for flourless chocolate cookies, they called for 3 cups of confectioners sugar!  I was in no way, shape, or form, going to try incorporate that much sweetness into my recipe.  That meant the ratios were off, and I wasn't going to get the consistency I had hoped for.  The first batch weren't terrible, but they weren't great either.  I decided to go back to the drawing board and add a few ingredients.  What came out the oven are like little mini brownies.  I think you could bake this recipe in an 8x8 pan and call it a day.  But since I wanted cookies, that's what I made.  On a side note, I don't want you thinking all I am eating is cookies.  Last night Ian made some pork chops, he's getting really good at brining and grilling.  Maybe he should make a guest appearance and write his own blog entry!?!  On another side note, it is raining in San Diego right now, my commute is going to be horrible, feel bad for me.

Double Chocolate Walnut
(Print Recipe)
Yield: 12 cookies
1/3 cup Almond butter (or go grand and use hazelnut butter)
1/3 cup Maple syrup
1/3 cup Cocoa powder
1 Tbls Coconut oil, room temp
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Baking powder
1 Egg
1/4 cup Chocolate chips (Enjoy Life)
1/3 cup Walnuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In the bowl of a stand mixer (or large mixing bowl), cream together almond butter, coconut oil and maple syrup.  Add egg and vanilla, mix well.  In a small bowl, combine cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder, slowly incorporate into wet ingredients.  Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts by hand.  Drop by the rounded tablespoon (or 1 oz cookie scoop), onto parchment lined baking sheet.  Bake for 9 minutes.  Let cool on baking sheet for a few minutes before removing to cooling rack to cool completely.