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Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies. Adding chunks of walnuts to a great chocolate chip cookie recipe can elevate them to a whole other level.

Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies stacked on red napkin.

Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

My daughter Olivia is the cookie queen at our house and she can whip up a mean batch of chocolate chip cookies. We’ve been snacking on lightly toasted walnuts these days. This is not only because of their recently touted heath properties, but because they are so crunchy and delicious as any nut fan will tell you.

Olivia decided to add some whole walnuts to her favourite chocolate chip cookie recipe and the result was outstanding. While so many recipes call for ground or chopped nuts we like to keep them whole or as large as possible for great crunch.

Dark Chocolate Chips, to melt and dip the biscotti

Dark Chocolate Chips are my favourite for chocolate chip cookies but you can use whichever you like best.

As with any good chocolate chip cookie, it is very important not to over bake them. In fact it is preferable to under bake them if you have to.

Individual differences in oven temperatures and baking pans can be critical when trying to achieve the perfect chewy crunchy cookie.  Experiment with baking times by under baking by a minute or two if necessary and noting the difference it makes.

Hazelnuts, almonds, macadamia nuts, walnuts and pecans for Ultimate Nut Fruitcake

Try this recipe with other favourite nuts like roasted hazelnuts, almonds, macadamia nuts, walnuts and pecans.

Bake only a few at a time until you find the right balance for your baking pans and oven. I recommend aluminum bake-ware lined with parchment paper as the best for baking perfect cookies.

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Updated December 2018 to include printable version, add nutritional information and the option for metric measurements.

Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
13 mins
Total Time
28 mins
Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies. Adding chunks of walnuts to a great chocolate chip cookie recipe can elevate them to a whole other level.
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 236 kcal
Author: Barry C. Parsons
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or butterscotch flavoring or both! Hint, hint.
  • 1 1/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup lightly toasted whole walnuts (I like to break them in half)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  2. In a medium sized bowl whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and combine thoroughly.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the sweetened butter. Mix only enough to incorporate flour. Do not over mix. Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
  5. Form cookies by dropping a rounded teaspoon of dough on the prepared cookie sheet two inches apart. Bake until light brown around the edges, about 12-14 minutes, depending on cookie size.
  6. Over baking is the biggest problem with most chocolate chip cookies. Your oven temperature and the type of cookie sheet you use will vary the baking times considerably. When they are golden brown around the edges is the time to remove them from the oven even if the middles fall when removed from the oven.
  7. Cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet before removing to a wire rack to cool thoroughly.
Recipe Notes

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Saturday 15th of December 2018

Love your recipes! Keep them coming!!!! 🤗🤗


Monday 19th of November 2018

Hi Barry,Made your walnut chocolate brownie cookies this morning and they were outstanding.I love walnuts in cookies and searched for more of your cookie recipes with walnuts. Could you please make the walnut chocolate chip cookie recipe printer friendly? Thanks in adavance and please keep all your great recipes coming!!

Barry C. Parsons

Friday 14th of December 2018

Updated now.


Thursday 8th of March 2012

Ellles sont superbes ces cookies!

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