It’s raining this entire week here in Michigan. I keep saying, “April Showers brings May Flowers.” I don’t know what it is about those snowy/rainy days that make me want to bake, they just do. It’s a good way to spend a rainy day.

I went flipping through all of my cook books and chose this recipe from ‘KitchenAid Recipe Collection.’ My daughter helped me make these, for someone who doesn’t enjoy chocolate she couldn’t wait to lick the bowl.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 package semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)


  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl until well blended.
  2. Using flat beater in stand mixer, beat butter for 1 minute or until light and fluffy. Add brown sugar and granulated sugar; beat until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, beat until well blended. Add flour mixture, beat on low until well blended. Stir in chocolate chunks and walnuts.
  3. Drop dough, 2 inches apart on cookies sheets; flatten slightly.
  4. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set.


We kept the walnuts out of our cookies and they were still delicious. They’re soft and chewy, the kids couldn’t keep their hands off them. I hope you enjoy them too.