nut jobbers cookies

nut job cookies | everybody likes sandwiches

The start of the holiday season means that things get a little nuts around here. People want websites and greeting cards so I’m spending more time designing, cutting paper and packaging orders than making sure my meals are “blog worthy”. I hope you’ll forgive me because I’m talking about cookies today. And not just any cookies, nut job cookies – except I like to call them nut jobbers because it’s funner to say out loud. But if you like tons of nuts and dark chocolate stuffed into a big crisp and chewy cookie, well, I’ve got your cookie needs covered. Make way for the almighty nut jobber.

nut job cookies | everybody likes sandwiches

This cookie comes from one of my favourite baking books, Piece of Cake: Home Baking Made Simple. When I first heard of this book earlier this year, I made a batch of colourful sugar saucers and loved them so much I ran out and bought the book. But then I made the nut jobbers and my husband declared them his new favourite cookie. His previous love, these oatmeal pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, were bumped into second place.

nut job cookies | everybody likes sandwiches

The original recipe called for pecans, macadamias, walnuts and almonds. But macadamias are spendy and I didn’t have any on hand, so I subbed in some good quality dark chocolate chips instead. No harm done. But if I ever have macadamia nuts, I’m going to try this cookie chocolate-free, just to taste the difference. The nuts get toasted in the oven which brings out their richness and just makes them taste a hundred times better…so don’t skip this step.

nut job cookies | everybody likes sandwiches

I hope you enjoy the cookies as much as we did. And to thank you for reading, I’m offering a little discount to my card shop on etsy: 15% off all orders! Holiday cards, birthday calendars, gift tags, the works! Just use the code NUTJOBBERS at checkout for 15% your order (but hurry, it expires November 18th!). Make some cookies, put your feet up and send out a couple cute cards to your favourite people. Thanks for reading, commenting & sending me lovely emails, it makes these busy times extra sweet.

nut job cookies | everybody likes sandwiches

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16 comments to “nut jobbers cookies”

  1. 1
    Lauren   November 14, 2013 at 4:28 am

    Do you mean your coupon expires NOVEMBER 18th? I’m not sure how to go back in time to use it :-)

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    Joanne   November 14, 2013 at 4:33 am

    So many nuts in one cookie!! I’m sure that makes them extra tasty.

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    kickpleat   November 14, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Lauren, ah, thank you!! And I was staring at my calendar as I wrote that. Yup, November it is :)

    Thanks Joanne, all those nuts do make it extra special.

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    Nicole   November 14, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Your cards are so dang cute! I never have macadamias just lying around, either, ha. I do love a good nutty cookie!

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    Tiffany @ Triple Crème Decadence   November 14, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    These nut jobbers are large in size and I’m sure big in flavor! I want to gobble them up like cookie monster. :)

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    Sarah   November 15, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    These are amazing! I made them with my 2 year old this afternoon. He’s now busy making his own batch for pretend! The almond extract comes through quite strongly, so another time I might use just 1 tsp so I can taste the real nuts a bit more. We’re also going to freeze most of the dough in little cookie-sized balls, so we can have a few fresh ones when the mood strikes, instead of wolfing down a whole batch in a few days. :)

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    kickpleat   November 17, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Thanks Nicole :) Who has macadamias laying around? No one.

    Thanks Tiffany.

    So glad you made them Sarah! Yes, the almond extract is a little strong – I’ll make a note of that in the recipe. Great idea to freeze the dough to have cookies on hand when you need them :)

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    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe   November 18, 2013 at 10:50 am

    These look like all of the wonderful things I love all wrapped up in one cookie! Can’t wait to try them.

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    JoanneM   November 21, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    These are the kind of cookies I’d bake and then eat 10, one after the other. Oops! I am a greedy gourmand, there’s no point in keeping it secret. I love baking with nuts and almond extract. I think I may make these over the weekend for my birthday :)

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    hag   November 21, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    These look so good…nice and chunky! The only time I would ever have macadamias lying around is if someone just returned from Hawaii…and then it is hard to say if those fat bombs would make it long enough to make cookies!

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    Picnic Bob   November 22, 2013 at 4:34 am

    These look really good. Love the combination of ingredients. My wife has got to see this recipe. Look forward to trying them. Thanks.

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    Rocky Mountain Woman   December 9, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Nuts are good for you! Chocolate has antioxidants…

    these cookies are actually good for you…

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    kickpleat   December 10, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Thanks Amanda, they’re delicious!

    Joanne, hope you had a wonderful birthday!!! Best wishes :)

    I know, Hag, a spendy nut to have around and I’d eat them up before I could bake with them too. These were great without them.

    Thanks Bob!

    I love the way you think, RMW!

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    María De Padua   January 12, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    I don’t really know what went wrong with mine! In the end my final dough wasn’t stiff at all. It was very soft and kept sticking to my hands (I couldn’t even make little balls with it) so I kept adding flour until I could. I think this might have been my mistake! I will try again soon!

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    kickpleat   January 15, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Maria, your butter may have been too soft. Next time, don’t add in extra flour – instead, let the dough stiffen up in the fridge for 30 minutes or so.

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    Carol   July 13, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    I tried these cookies and was pleasantly surprised. I substituted 1 cup of nut with raisins and dried cherries and the results were delicious. Even my husband (who really only likes chocolate chip cookies) loved them and begged me to make more. Yummy!

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