Preheat the oven to 350º. In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, cream the butter, sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, vanilla, cocoa powder and egg together until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool for a few minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completely.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and the remaining teaspoon of salt and slowly mix into the batter. Stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Drop the dough by rounded tablespoons two inches apart on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the edges are just beginning to crisp. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool for a few minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
The cookie dough can be tightly rolled with plastic wrap into a log and stored in the freezer for up to 2 months. To bake, remove the dough from the freezer and slice into 1/2-inch pieces. Place on cookie sheet, allow to defrost for 10 minutes, then bake for 10 minutes.
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Review Body: I just made Chewy Double-Chocolate Cookies and even though I chilled the dough they just melted, ran together and spread all over the pan. I followed the recipe but think that something must be off in the list of ingredients. Any suggestions?