Crunchy cookies with walnuts, almonds and dark chocolate.


(Em português)

During the last holiday, in which I've been with my family, I've baked these cookies for us.
They are super crunchy, hence they were a hit.
I've added chopped dark chocolate, almonds and walnuts. I only think they are a bit too sweet, mas sugar is what makes the cookies crunchy after all.
2 cups all purpose flour
1teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, melted and cold (200g = 2 sticks)
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 brown sugar
3 tablespoons water
250g chopped dark chocolate, almonds and walnuts (let's say it's about 3/4 cup?)
(Cup measure: 240ml)

Using a wooden spoon, I whipped together butter and the sugars in a large bowl until I got a smooth cream.
I sifted the flour, salt and baking soda and added to the bowl, mixing it all well. It looks a little bit like an uneven crumble or wet sand.
So I added 3 tablespoons water and continued beating with the spoon. The consistency turns to something like a paste, as you can see in the pictures below.
I added the chocolate and the nuts and stirred until they were evenly spread in the dough.

Since the dough takes a lot of butter, I didn't bother greasing the sheets nor lining them with parchment paper. I shaped balls with 2/3 tablespoon each, and flattened them slightly before placing in the sheets, leaving 5cm between the cookies. I put them in the refrigerator while waiting for the oven to preheat at 180oC - 15 minutes.
I baked each batch for about 17 minutes, until the cookies started to brown up a little bit on the edges and tops. When I took them out, I let them cool for 5 minutes in the sheets before transferring to a rack to cool completely. A large spatula would be very helpful here, but a tablespoon does the trick as well.
I repeated the process until all of the dough was gone.

This recipe has yielded 60 cookies. 30 I set aside to give as a gift, and the other 30 ones were finished in one afternoon.
Anyway, you could store them for up to one month in a well closed tin or in an airtight glass jar.

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