I've been looking forever for a cookie recipe that is good for my whole family. Chad likes them thin, chewy, fresh from the oven, and completely cooked all the way through. I like them thin, crisp around the edges, gooey in the middle, and filled to the brim with chocolate and walnuts.
These cookies are perfect for both of us because I can make his on one tray, mine on another, and cook his three minutes longer and they're just right. Great for movie night with a cup of cold milk and fresh homemade popcorn.
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/ tsp salt
1 cup olive oil
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 11.5 oz package chocolate chunks
1 cup walnut pieces
Preheat oven to 350. Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, mix brown sugar, sugar, and oil until well combined. Slowly mix in eggs, vanilla, and almond and then fold in chocolate chunks. Bake anywhere from 8-13 minutes, depending on taste, 8 for a gooey cookie, 10 for soft center and crisp edges, and 13 for a crisp cookie throughout.
I leave out the walnuts in Chad's cookies and add them in to half the dough, which is why I didn't include that in the recipe.
They're also great for a fun afternoon with the kids, letting them add in whatever they want in lieu of chocolate chunks.... gummi bears, nuts, M&M's, raisins, anything goes. Have fun!
These are great to throw together for parties, new neighbors, unexpected guests, or movie night.