It is really not my intention to spoil any of your new year’s resolutions, really not. I think we all try to eat a little healthier to get rid of a few pounds accumulated over the holidays. I know, my mirror knows and so does my scale. Personally, I don’t believe in depriving yourself of something completely. Everything works in moderation. Therefore cookies are also a part of a healthy diet if you don’t eat 10 cookies a day, right?
My nutty Kahlua chocolate chip cookies are baked with hazel- and walnuts. Both nuts contain omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. These are the good fats! The chocolate gives you the little bit of mood boost during your long work day.
My recommendation/ prescription :
Enjoy about two per day with a nice cup of tea or coffee. Eaten preferably mid afternoon. Don’t skip doses. Finish the batch. For refills consult your favorite baker.
Makes about 40-50 cookies.
* 1 cup butter (2 sticks), at room temperature (always unsalted for baking!)
* 3/4 cup sugar
* 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
* 2 eggs, at room temperature
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 3 tablespoons Kahlua
* 2 2/3 cup flour
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* pinch of salt
* 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
* 1 cup chopped nuts (I used walnuts and hazelnuts)
Preheat Convection oven to 350 F. Line baking sheet with baking paper or silicon pad.
Mix the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In a kitchen machine cream the butter and sugars for about 4 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing very well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla flavor and Kahlua. Stir in the flour mixture and mix until well integrated. Add the nuts and chocolate chips, mix well.
Drop the dough by flattened tablespoons on the lined baking sheet. Bake on center rack for about 9 to 10 minutes or until the edges of the cookies start turning brown.
This cookie recipe is already adjusted to the altitude I live at, which is about 6500 feet (almost 2000 m).