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Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies stacked on red napkin.

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.
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate chip
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
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

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.