Chocolate Brownie Walnut Cookies

Chocolate Brownie Walnut Cookies

Full disclosure, I'm on a little Prednisone currently in order to attempt to get the lingering swelling out of my knee that I had surgery on this summer. It's about 80% better, but I still can't sit cross legged. And, by the way, the PA called me old. Not directly, but he said "don't worry, this isn't healing just because you are old. You have a year and half before things really start falling apart." Thanks dude. I feel so great about myself. 

Anyways, I'm on this steroid and he warned me that it gives you a lot of energy so you may have trouble sleeping. He didn't lie because I was up until 2am last night staring at the ceiling. However, a nice side effect is that I have lots of energy to get tons of crap done. I've cleaned our whole house, done tons of laundry, painted a bookshelf, taken 3 walks with the little, grocery shopped, made corn shrimp chowder (my favorite fall soup), pasta carbonara and 3 different desserts. This stuff is wonderful so far minus the can't sleep thing and that my knee feels no different. Ugh. 

One of my treats I tried out today while on a steroid high (that sounds really bad) are these Chocolate Brownie Walnut Cookies. I got this recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction and immediately wanted to try these. I'm a sucker for a big soft cookie with walnuts. These did not disappoint, probably one of the better cookies I've had in a very long time. So soft, fluffy and not overly rich. Immediate love. I will be making these over and over again. 

Give them a try and let me know what you think. Do you guys like nuts in your cookies? I love them, but Dave is not a fan. 

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Perfectly soft and chewy with rich chocolate and a slightly salty walnut

Perfectly soft and chewy with rich chocolate and a slightly salty walnut

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