Nuts In Chocolate Chip Cookies: A Must Or No Way?

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Nuts In Chocolate Chip Cookies: A Must Or No Way?

Postby Jeff B » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:20 am

I don't think this has been brought up before but I could be wrong. I know I started a thread once about how awful it is to put raisins in oatmeal cookies. Just kidding...:)

But what about nuts in a chocolate chip cookie?

Let the debate begin! :)

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Re: Nuts In Chocolate Chip Cookies: A Must Or No Way?

Postby Frank Deis » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:45 am

We don't do that. But as a kid -- I think black walnuts are something of the South, where the trees grow in people's yards, and you have to go to extreme lengths to get the damn things out of their very thick shells. But my mother loved having free food from the lawn, I think, and she must have loved black walnuts because she put them in cookies, in fudge, and sprinkled them on ice cream. I don't even know how to obtain black walnuts now. If I could find them I might put them into a batch of chocolate chip cookies just because it would take me back to my youth.
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Re: Nuts In Chocolate Chip Cookies: A Must Or No Way?

Postby Tom Troiano » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:59 am

I'm definitely "no way".
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Re: Nuts In Chocolate Chip Cookies: A Must Or No Way?

Postby Robin Garr » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:27 am

Must. It adds flavor and texture with an ingredient that is entirely compatible with its setting. Choco-chips without nuts seem bland and boring to me.
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Re: Nuts In Chocolate Chip Cookies: A Must Or No Way?

Postby Carl Eppig » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:00 pm

We put chopped pecans in ours, but don't care if someone else leaves them out.
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Re: Nuts In Chocolate Chip Cookies: A Must Or No Way?

Postby Redwinger » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:26 pm

Frank Deis wrote:I don't even know how to obtain black walnuts now. If I could find them I might put them into a batch of chocolate chip cookies just because it would take me back to my youth.


We have a bazoodle of Black Walnut trees on the homestead. Remind me in the autumn and I'll fight off the squirrels, a/k/a tree rats, and send you some. :P

Oddly, I was just outside and made a mental note that there are lots of hickory nuts still on the ground...relatively mild winter I guess.
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Re: Nuts In Chocolate Chip Cookies: A Must Or No Way?

Postby Rahsaan » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:35 pm

Robin Garr wrote:Must...Choco-chips without nuts seem bland and boring to me.


Nothing is ever a 'must' when it comes to chocolate!

Sure, you can add ingredients and transform the cookie/dish into something else delicious. But chocolate is more than capable of holding its own as the dominant flavor!
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Re: Nuts In Chocolate Chip Cookies: A Must Or No Way?

Postby Jeff Grossman/NYC » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:25 pm

Chocolate Chip Nut Cookies are different from Chocolate Chip Cookies, eh?
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