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Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies are simple yet so magical. Eat warm with a cold glass of milk and enjoy yourself! Or if you are looking for something even more simple yet amazing here is my Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe!

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies on a baking sheet

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies are magical…

Ever since I was a teeny tiny baby, I’ve loved walnuts in my chocolate chip cookies. That’s how my grandma made them and heavens to Betsy, that is the way I will continue to make them until I’m old and gray.

My husband and children think adding nuts to chocolate chip cookies is sacrilegious, but then I remind them that I’m the one with the food blog and they pipe down real quick.

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies may be simple and perhaps underrated by a few of you folks, but fresh out of the oven, there is nothing better.

Looking for even more chocolate chip cookie recipes? Check these out! Dark Chocolate Chip CookiesOatmeal Chocolate Chip CookiesChocolate Chip Cookie Mix, and Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie Dough in a bowl

Main Ingredients Needed

Gather up your cookie making ingredients plus some walnuts to start making these amazing Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Butter – for flavor and texture.
  • Sugar + Brown Sugar – both are used to sweeten but brown sugar specifically helps the cookies stay soft.
  • Vanilla – for flavor.
  • Egg – for structure and texture.
  • Flour – this fills out the rest of the cookies.
  • Baking Soda + Baking Powder – these give the cookies some height.
  • Salt – this balances out the sweet.
  • Chocolate Chips – you can also use chocolate chunks or mini chocolate chips if desired.
  • Walnuts – chopped and optionally toasted! So good!
Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie Dough balls on a baking sheet

How to Make Chocolate Walnut Cookies

These are made the regular, usual, traditional cookie method way. For full details, on how to make Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, see the recipe card down below.

Step 1: Prep

Preheat oven. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat and set aside.

Step 2: Make the Dough

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla and egg. Add in dry ingredients and stir until just incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chunks and walnuts. 

Step 3: Bake and Cool

Scoop onto prepared baking sheets and bake until the edges are golden and the centers look barely undercooked. Remove from oven and cool for a couple of minutes on the baking sheet. Transfer to cooling rack and serve warm.

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies on a cooling wrack

Storing Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days! To ensure they stay nice and soft I recommend storing them with a slice of sandwich bread.

Freezing Instructions

You can make and freeze these chocolate chip walnut cookies baked or unbaked. Here are the directions for both.

Baked

If you want to bake these in advance, follow the recipe instructions listed below and cool completely. Then store in an airtight container or zip-top plastic bags and freeze.

As long as they are in an airtight container, the baked cookies should last 1-2 months in the freezer.

To reheat, simply microwave one or two cookies 10-15 seconds each until warmed and melty.

Unbaked

To store unbaked chocolate chip walnut cookie dough, simply scoop into cookies, place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, and freeze.

After 3 hours, the dough should be hard enough to transfer to an airtight container or zip-top plastic bag. This cookie dough will last 1-2 months in the freezer.

To bake, simply remove your dough balls, defrost them on the counter for 30 minutes to 1 hour and bake as listed in the recipe card below.

Baked Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies on a baking sheet

More Chocolate Chip Cookies to Try!

Give these cookies a try today, just in time for the weekend. You won’t be sorry!

The printable recipe card is down below ๐Ÿ™‚

4.67 from 15 votes

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies are simple yet so magical. Eat warm with a cold glass of milk and enjoy yourself!
servings 24 cookies
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla and egg. Add in dry ingredients and stir until just incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chunks and walnuts. 
  • Scoop onto prepared baking sheets and bake 8-9 minutes or until the edges are golden and the centers look barely undercooked. Remove from oven and cool 3 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack and serve warm. Or store in airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 72mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

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  1. Karen @ On the Banks of Salt Creek

    “I’m the one with the food blog” I love that! You should add the words “very successful” to that line.

    I don’t like chocolate chip cookies….or PBJ or apple pie. So un-American ๐Ÿ™‚
    Don’t get me wrong, if I have a sweet tooth and the only option is a chocolate cookie…..I’ll eat it.
    However, I love walnuts in sweets. Fudge, carrot cake, oatmeal cookies, apple crisp topping, brownies….etc.

    These do look like good cookies. My husband and youngest like chocolate chip cookies….maybe I’ll be super nice and make them for those two.

    1. Roberta Rose

      I join you! I don’t like chocolate chip cookies or pbj or apple pie…thought I was alone ๐Ÿ™ƒ. I will be baking these cookies today!!

  2. Jessica @ Golden Brown and Delicious

    I can take or leave nuts in my cookies, but these look so good. I want a cookie, now!

  3. Sommer @ASpicyPerspective

    Definitely can’t go wrong with cookies Lauren! I’m imagining myself with these delicious walnut cookies and big glass of milk right now!

  4. Shelley

    as Michelle mentioned above, your directions say add 2 kinds of chocolate chunks but the recipe only list 1 cup of dark choc chunks. Are we supposed to be adding 2 cups total of chocolate chunks or 1 cup filled w/2 different types of chocolate chunks. Inquiring minds want to know ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Lauren

      That was a typo ๐Ÿ™‚ I just used 1 cup of 1 kind of chocolate, although feel free to add 1/2 cup of two kinds of chocolate!

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  6. Nathan Romo

    5 stars
    Tripled the recipe- served at a pool party- great cookie! Thank you! Iโ€™ll be making it again in the near future.

  7. Katie Mullins

    5 stars
    This is my absolute favorite chocolate chip recipe. Thank you for always sharing the best of the best and being so inspirational to young people who may be wanting to start their own blogs as well!

  8. A B Gardner

    5 stars
    Great recipe! Made these for the first time and they really are delicious–in the dough and baked form. You have to watch the cookies carefully; I let one batch go over about a minute and they started to brown too much. I’m doing the recipe again tonight and will put in a mix of dark, milk and a few flavored chips instead of just dark.

  9. Nova T Ritchie

    I don’t onow what I did wrong but I ended up with balls of dough even after cooking addition 3 minutes. Not sure if I was supposed to flatten them before cooking? I had to take them out bc they started to smell like they were burning.

      1. Virginia

        I used 1 1/2 cups of flour, per the recipe. So I’m not sure what happened. I admit that even though they were just round balls, they were still delicious! ๐Ÿ™‚ I think next time I’ll use less flour and also less baking powder and maybe that will help.

  10. cher gosney

    4 stars
    Following the directions, the dough was very dry and I had to press the chips and nuts into the cookies. I made 14 large cookies. I baked for 13 minutes, instead of the nine since the dough was so dense. They came out nice.

    1. shora

      3 stars
      Following the recipe, my dough came out way too dry. I added another 1/2 cup of butter and an extra egg.. Baked for 11-12 minutes. They came out perfect! Crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside.

  11. Hannah N

    3 stars
    Unfortunately, this recipe didn’t work out for me. The dough was crumbly and dry, like it could have used another egg. I baked them anyway, and the cookies don’t hold together. They taste delicious, though!

    1. Embassat Wasim

      5 stars
      Definilety going to try them. I am just gonna do a equal quuantities of desicated coconut, chocolate chips and walnuts. Would be good I’m guessing. Thanks for the recipe xx.

  12. Katy

    5 stars
    This recipe has become my all-time favorite. I have made it several times and they always come out perfect. Thanks for the recipe I will make for years to come!

  13. Dee

    5 stars
    Love this recipe. I come back to it again and again. Iโ€™ve made it with and without walnuts. With half a cup of scor bar chunks and half chocolate chips. Delicious and easy to make with my son.

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