These Deep Dish Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies for Two are the perfect easy small batch sweet treat! A classic cookie loaded with walnuts and dark chocolate chips and baked in a jumbo muffin tin!
Today’s post is sponsored by the California Walnut Board.
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I thought we could all use an easy sweet treat, yes?
I, for one, could use an easy sweet treat every day of the year.
Let me tell you, these Deep Dish Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies for Two will NOT disappoint.
Loaded with crushed walnuts and gooey dark chocolate chips, Trevor and I literally devoured these in a matter of minutes.
Whether you’ve got fancy plans or not – ahem, Trevor and I will be recovering from yet another long road trip, so all I’m seeing are Valentine’s Day naps in our future – these cookies MUST make an appearance.
They’re the perfect sweet treat to share with your sweetie, or heck, perfect to share with yourself while binge-watching Netflix in your jammies.
I AM curious.
Do you guys celebrate Valentine’s Day? If so, what do you do? Do you go out? Stay in? Make dinner? Order delivery?
Honestly, I don’t remember what Trevor and I do each year, ha! I’m SURE we go out to dinner, but it’s hard to remember, because Trevor and I are pretty good about doing “date nights” every week anyway. We don’t have kids yet, so we’re taking full advantage of that time. 😉
That, combined with the fact that my birthday is just a week and a half later, it’s easy for Valentine’s Day to get lost in the shuffle.
This year, like I said, Trevor and I will have just gotten back from a long road trip… Iowa —> North Carolina.
We’ll be pretty beat, so I’m voting for Indian food delivery with THESE deep dish walnut chocolate chip cookies for dessert <— can we talk about how amazing that sounds?!
These cookies are definitely cute enough to make a special Valentine’s Day appearance, but they’re also easy enough for those every day (is that just me?) sweet cravings.
You’ll start by creaming together cold butter with brown sugar and vanilla. I use cold butter, because #lazygirlprobs and I didn’t feel like waiting for butter to come to room temperature. Worked like a charm. 😉
Then you’ll beat in one large egg yolk.
From there, you’ll add in flour, baking soda, and salt.
Last but certainly not least, the mix ins: dark chocolate chips and chopped walnuts. I LOVE using California Walnuts in this recipe for added crunch and they add such a yummy butter-y nutty flavor. You just can’t beat crunchy walnuts and gooey, rich dark chocolate in a warm cookie, can you? 🙂
You’ll place the dough into two jumbo muffin tin slots and bake ‘em up!
You CAN eat these plain, or maybe with a glass of cold milk, but OUR favorite way is to top these with vanilla ice cream, an extra sprinkle of chopped walnuts, and maybe a little drizzle of chocolate sauce.
A warm, chewy, gooey, rich, sweet, chocolate-y, nutty cookie…
Tell me a better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day (or ANY day).
I dare you. 😉
Deep Dish Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies for Two
Equipment for this recipe
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter cold
- 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg yolk cold
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup California Walnuts chopped + more for topping
- Vanilla ice cream
- Chocolate sauce
- Grease two slots of a jumbo muffin tin with cooking spray and pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar, and vanilla until creamy.
- Beat in egg yolk.
- Add in flour, baking soda, and salt and mix until well combined.
- Stir in dark chocolate chips and California Walnuts.
- Place the dough evenly into the two prepared slots (about 1/2 cup each).
- Bake in preheated oven for 14-18 minutes, or until cookie is baked to your liking.
- Remove from oven and serve with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, and extra walnuts, if desired!
*Note: Nutrition information is estimated and varies based on products used.
Thanks again to our friends at the California Walnut Board for sponsoring today’s post!