I love cookies so I am so excited to share some awesome cookie news with you today. While this post is sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Happy National Cookie Day! I am excited to celebrate with some great cookie news and a recipe for these Double Chocolate Cherry Walnut Cookies!
Happy National Cookie Day! Did you know that existed?! Since we have national everything else day, it only makes sense that there would be a day dedicated to one of the best things on Earth: cookies!
Each year, we prepare treat baskets with different types of cookies and we deliver them to our local nursing home and other places so that people who might not traditionally get holiday goodies can enjoy them.
Our deliveries happen to fall on National Cookie Day this year so it made total sense to make sure they were filled with yummy cookies like Double Chocolate Cherry Walnut Cookies and the amazing new chocolate chip cookies from Otis Spunkmeyer.
The holiday season has been extra busy recently so I knew I wouldn’t have time to make as many cookies and baked goods I usually do for the treat baskets. But, I wanted to make sure the people who got our baskets still received delicious treats.
Otis Spunkmeyer, the pioneer of fresh baked cookies for nearly 40 years, is expanding their line in 2016 to include loaf cakes, snack cakes, muffins, cupcakes, cookie dough and, of course, cookies!
Their new line is committed to making sure the treats have no “funky stuff” like artificial colors/flavors or high fructose corn syrup. Their cookies seemed like the perfect addition to the baskets and, of course, chocolate chip is always a favorite.
I’ll be honest and say I ate several of these cookies while preparing our baskets. My son LOVED them too and kept asking for more. I will be the first in line to get them when they come out in 2016 for sure.
I think they went perfectly next to my double chocolate cherry walnut cookies too. A classic flavor paired with something a little new and different. I can’t wait until everyone tries the cookies!
These cookies, along with the Otis Spunkmeyer cookies, make the perfect gifts and are the BEST way to celebrate National Cookie Day! Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks on how you can try all of the new Otis Spunkmeyer treats. I got a sneak peek of a few of them in Chicago and they are fabulous.
What is your favorite type of cookie? Are you excited to celebrate National Cookie Day today?
If you loved these Double Chocolate Cherry Walnut Cookies, you’ll love these other best Christmas cookie recipes:
- White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
- Chocolate Dipped Toffee Walnut Cookies
- Red Velvet Nutella Stuffed Cookies
Essential items for this recipe:
- Baking sheets
- Mixing bowls
- Hand mixer
- Cookie scoop
- 2 cups All Purpose Flour
- 3/4 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1 tsp Baking soda
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 cup Butter softened
- 2/3 cup Sugar
- 2/3 cup Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 large Eggs
- 1.5 cups Dark Chocolate Chips
- 2/3 cup Dried Cherries coarsely chopped
- 2/3 cup Walnuts coarsely chopped
- 1 cup Powdered Sugar
- 1.5 tbsp Water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt.
In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars until smooth. Add vanilla extract and eggs. Mix until combined. Slowly add flour mixture until dough forms. Fold in chocolate chips, cherries and walnuts.
Drop by 1 1/2 Tbsp amounts onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until edges are set. Let cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes and then transfer to wire cooling racks to cool completely.
In a small bowl, mix together powdered sugar and water until icing reaches desired consistency. Drizzle on cooled cookies and let set.