9 Jun 2010

Walnut and chocolate cookies


I like to drink  my morning coffee with one or two sweet cookies, most of the time purchased, but end up tired. Nothing can compare with home made cookies,you know, always are better. And I can't think on cookies without remembering my mother and my grandmother. When we were kids my mom always baked  sugar cookies with beautiful forms, moons, stars, among others. And my grandmother made them for tea time, when the family was big and all of us spent the summer holiday at her beach house. Aunts, uncles, cousins and sometimes some occasional friends , all gathered in the tea table, delighting  with rich and delicious stuffs that my grandmother used to bake.

Until now tea time is my favorite meal. These cookies take me back to that time, and I can assure you they are delicious. You last for weeks if stored tightly sealed in a can. They are wonderful for autumn and winter days, but to be honest, for me there is no season to taste them. I hope you enjoy and have a great week.
Grandma´s Cookies

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons  salt
  •   200g (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups walnuts
  • 1 1/4 semisweet chocolate, chopped
  1. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugars on medium-high until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to medium-low and beat in eggs, one at a time.  Mix in flour mixture just until incorporated; fold in chocolate chips and chunks.
  3. Using a 1/4-cup ice-cream scoop or a large spoon, drop dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet (you should have 24) and refrigerate 1 hour. Preheat oven to  225°C ,350 degrees. Bake until edges are light golden brown, 17 to 18 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool.

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citronetvanille said...

Gorgeous cookies and photos...Life in Buenos Aires definitely seems like a wonderful one to me!

bellini valli said...

Cookies are always welcome and bring back such welcome memories.

*-.♥.-*Natércia*-.♥.-* said...

Amiga ficou 5*****
Um beijinho...

Mari's Cakes said...

Deben de estar deliciosas. Me guardo la receta. Preciosas fotos.

Un saludo )

Nessa said...

Adoro fazer biscoitos!
Esses parecem ótimos!


Dri said...

Silvia, eu coloquei o link do seu blog, acho que você não percebeu. É só clicar em "Via" que será direcionada para a receita. Bjs

Laura in Paris said...

Ah, pero me parecen deliciosos estos cookies!!! Miam.

Italian Cooking Adventures said...

oh my gosh,delicious!!Thanks for sharing!

Abby said...

GORGEOUS photos. How wonderful would it be to have a homemade cookie EVERY day? Perfection.

Oscar said...

Exelentes galletas y deliciosas, me encantan las nueces, habrá que probar tu receta.
Muy buen blog y fotos!
Feliz Semana.

WizzyTheStick said...

I can't think of tea time without thinking of my grandmother as well...pity such delicious traditions are being lost in the modern day rush about madness

gasparzinha said...

MAs que delícia! :)

Trainee de Cozinheira said...

Oi Silvia, eu peço desculpas esqueci de te avisar do post, desculpe-me, na verdade eu gosto de muita coisa no seu blog, além de achá-lo uma beleza, vc é brasileira?

Lori Lynn said...

Hi Sylvia - I know it's been a while since I visited. But I have to tell you that I am always blown away by your photography. You capture an ethereal quality with the lens and your cooking. I am in awe.

Glu.fri cosas varias sin gluten said...

Que ricos y que lindas fotos!!

Laurie said...

Love the cookies Sylvia!! Yumm. :)

Indie.Tea said...

What pretty pictures! I have been looking for a good chocolate-chip recipe, I'll have to try this one...

Barbara said...

Sylvia forgive me for replying to your comment on my site as Sally. I've edited it on my comment. I sometimes get you and Sally at Bewitching Kitchen mixed up.

The styling on your posts is brilliant. I love the box holding the cookies.

Romero said...

Hola Sylvia!
que placer encontar tu blog!
me haces descubrir hermosas cosas de mi ciudad (Bs As) y de mi pais que no conocia...ademas comparto tu gusto por Brasil y Uruguay...ya ire disfrutando de a poco tus bellas entradas.
Cuentame: das clases de cocina o asesoramientos (para amateurs, claro)??
besos enorme...y te sigo por simpre!!!