Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dessert time!

Chocolate chip cookies are one of my favorite types of cookies. I love that you can add a variety of things to them, and it only makes them better. For instance, walnuts! Adding walnuts to your chocolate chip cookie gives an extra crunch, that when mixed with the chocolate, makes a perfect combination.

I also like that you can adjust the walnut amount to your personal preference. Start with a cup, and add more if needed. I typically use 1 1/2 cups.

I also discovered that to make thicker cookies, using an ice cream scoop was a great tool!

Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 1 1/4 cup unsalted butter (2 1/2 sticks)
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (1 bag)
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts

To Bake:

  • Preheat oven to 375° and line a baking sheet with either parchment paper or foil.
  • Combine butter and sugars, and mix until fluffy. Slowly add vanilla and eggs, and mix until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix and then slowly stir into the butter and sugar mixture.
  • Once all mixed, fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
  • Place dough onto the baking sheet. (For thicker cookies, scoop with an ice cream scoop!)
  • Bake for 10 – 12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Cool and enjoy!

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