Win Friends and Influence People Cookies

I recently got my very own copy of Glamour Magazine’s 100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know:  Engagement Chicken and 99 Other Fabulous Dishes to Get You Everything You Want in Life.  Written by Cindi Leive, the editor-in-chief of Glamour, this cookbook is chock full of Glamour‘s most-loved, best-reviewed dishes, all designed to get you exactly what you want in life, exactly when you want it. And the best part:  all of the recipes are written with your real life and real needs in mind, a.k.a., not too tricky.

My first target:  “Win Friends and Influence People Cookies.”  The title won me over.  The cookies won everyone else over.

My attempt in pictures …

And the end result – ooey gooey perfection.  Although, the batter was so incredible I was hardly inclined to bake these.  But upon baking (and much to my hubby’s dismay – who 5 minutes into the process had chocolate batter all over his hands and face … he’s 28), the final product was perfection.  Seriously, these cookies could win over the wicked witch of the west.

Win Friends and Influence People Cookies, the Recipe:

Makes about 48 cookies

1 & 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 & 1/4 teaspoon salt
2 sticks unsalted butter (1 cup), softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 & 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
One 12-ounce package semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 375.  Position the racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, with a mixer on high speed, beat the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes.
  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time.  Mix in the vanilla until combined.  Add the flour mixture and combine thoroughly.  Stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
  5. Drop rounded tablespoons of the mixture onto un-greased baking sheets about 2 inches apart.  Bake for about 8 minutes, until puffy and the bottoms are golden brown.  Let cool on baking sheets about 2 minutes, then transfer them to wire racks to cool completely.



  1. Oooohhhhh….. I Love it! I want a copy now! Those cookies look absolutely delicious!

    • They were seriously amazing! I am obsessing over the cookbook right now – every recipe is simple and incredible … makes me look like a fancy chef!

  2. Nurse K

    Lexi! I’m in the baking mood these days and your recipe is motivational LoL Thanks!

  3. Those cookies look SO yummy, I can’t wait to make them myself!!

  4. Wow, I’m starving and these look amazing {not necessarily in that order}! The name of the cookbook is amazing, but as someone who rarely cooks, I have to know if the book has ample pictures because I will only cook what I can see. Trust me, it’s best for all involved…

    • haha – pictures are included! And the recipes are oh so simple, which is a big plus.

  5. Kirstyn

    So I stumble across this recipe on Pinterest because I was looking for a double chocolate chip cookie recipe. I made them kinda blind for a cookie exchange. WOW! So so yummy. Only think I did differently was double the recipe, half the chocolate chips, nixed walnuts. The cookies on their own are incredible, but I’m using a little peppermint icing on top with some crushed candy canes for decoration. Thank you, thank you for sharing this awesome recipe!

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