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Nantucket Bike Path Cookies

Course Cookies
Cuisine Dessert
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes
Servings 2
Author Allie Taylor


  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon cognac
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 cup Paul Newman's dark chocolate or other good dark chocolate broken into pieces
  • 1/2 cup walnut or pecans broken


  • Use all organic ingredients if possible.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream butter.
  • Gradually add sugars.
  • Beat 'til well mixed.
  • Add egg and cognac.
  • Beat.
  • Stir together flour, baking soda, salt.
  • Stir into the batter.
  • Add chocolate and nuts.
  • Drop dough by the tablespoon onto a greased cookie sheet (or use parchment paper), spacing well, these really spread.
  • Refrigerate each panful for 15 minutes or 'til dough balls are firm before baking.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes in a 350 degree oven, 'til edges are browned and center is baked.


Because of the high butter content you'll need to refrigerate each pan for at least 15 minutes before baking.
And spread them far apart for baking. I cook 8 of these on a cookie sheet that I would normally cook 12 on.