Did you think I disappeared? I really don't blame you if you did. I have a million and one excuses for why I haven't posted in an entire month. (A month! Jeeze..) In order to make up for my absence, I'm posting something sweet (and a bit salty) for you today. But first, the reasons..
There have been some serious changes in my life lately. I ended a very serious relationship, I started on a search for a new job, and I moved to a new city. Basically, I decided that after one thing changed, I had to change everything. Bane and I are now residents of Philadelphia. It's been stressful and a little challenging, but mostly exciting. A ton of things went wrong, but a lot of things went better than expected. It's been crazy, but I can certainly say I'm happy with the direction in which I am headed. Now that we've cleared that up, let's get to these cookies! They are sweet, but salty and so chocolate-y.
This recipe was created during one of the many hiccups I faced while flipping my life around. It was a long day of receiving nothing but bad news and I just needed something sweet. I checked my cabinets and saw some walnuts and cocoa powder. Perfect. The only thing missing the first time I made them was chocolate chips. They aren't shown in these pictures, but I've included them in the recipe. While they were good enough to brighten my spirits without them, they are certainly better with. The dough is pretty thick, so when I form these cookies, I just make a ball around the size of a tablespoon and then flatten it a bit on the sheet. Then, I top them with sea salt.
The sea salt on top really enhances the flavor. It's necessary. I mean, sea salt is kind of necessary in general. When given the choice, you should probably only use nice, chunky sea salt. I prefer the little bites of saltiness as opposed to a salty flavor throughout. The first batch was made without it and they just did not compare to the second batch. It is not seen above because I added it on the second batch and forgot to take a picture. You can see some iodized salt on a few of the cookies here, but ignore that. I don't know what I was thinking. I momentarily forgot that I had sea salt. Like I said, things have been hectic and I was in the midst of losing my mind. Just stick with me here, alright, I promise I'm leading you to some delicious cookies.
Salted Double Chocolate & Walnut Cookies
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