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These Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies are a delicious twist on a classic recipe. The sweet and salty taste makes these a family favorite.

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Being a mom of 8, we making a lot of easy cookie recipes. Chocolate Chip Cookies are always a family favorite but adding chopped nuts adds that extra layer of crunchy and chewy texture.

These chewy cookies are great served with a glass of milk or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. We even love to make these Monster Cookies.

Why We Love This Recipe

If you are looking for a simple ingredient cookies recipe, make this chocolate chip walnut cookie recipe. These cookies are made with pantry ingredients and are loaded with sweet and salty flavors.

These cookies can be made in a variety of ways and perfect for any occasion. We have even made them for a bake sale and they were the first to go.

Ingredients 

Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients - butter, oil, white sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, flour, cornstarch, baking soda, salt, chocolate chips, walnuts
  • Unsalted Butter softened
  • Vegetable Oil 
  • Granulated White Sugar
  • Light Brown Sugar
  • Large Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Cornstarch
  • Baking Soda
  • Kosher Salt
  • Milk Chocolate Chips 
  • Chopped Walnuts 

Scroll to the bottom of the post for the full recipe and ingredients.

Variations Ideas

  • Chocolate Chips – Feel free to change the chocolate chips to what you prefer. You can use white chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, or peanut butter chocolate chips. All great options for this delicious recipe.
  • Nut Free – If you prefer, you can still enjoy this cookie recipe without the nuts.
  • Change Nuts – We love the taste and texture of chopped walnuts but feel free to use chopped pecans or sliced almonds.
  • Oatmeal – Make oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and add in about a cup of oatmeal.

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • Step 2 – In a large bowl beat (with a stand up mixer or hand mixer), the ½ cup of butter, vegetable oil and both sugars.  Mix on medium speed for 2-3 minutes until the mixture is creamy.
Combining the butter, sugar, and eggs in a bowl with a mixer

Step 3 – Scrape down the sides of the bowl and then add in the eggs and vanilla.  Continue mixing until thoroughly combined.

Combining the dry ingredients in a bowl

Step 4 – In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt.

Combining the wet ingredients and dry ingredients together in a bowl

Step 5 – Then mix the bowl of dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.  We recommend mixing this by hand so that the mixture does not get over mixed.

Mixing in the chopped walnuts and chocolate chips in a bowl

Step 6 – Next gently stir in the chocolate chips and chopped walnuts.

Placing the cookie dough on a baking sheet

Step 7 – Then drop the cookie dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper in approximately 1 tablespoon amounts.

Baked cookies on a baking sheet

Step 8 – Bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges of the cookies are slightly brown.  Do not over bake.  The cookies may look raw in the middle but they will continue to cook as they set.

  • Step 9 – Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then move the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Step 10 – Then the cookies are ready to serve and enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • Combining Ingredients – Combine the ingredients with a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. You can also use a electric mixer. This helps to combine the ingredients thoroughly.
  • Cookie Scoop – We recommend using a cookie scoop to make the cookie dough balls. This helps to make the cookies about the same size and they bake evenly.
  • Baking Sheet – Baking cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet helps for an easily cleanup and serving the cookies.
  • Cooling Cookies – Cool the cookies on a cooling rack after baking.
  • Chilling the Dough – There is no need to chill the dough before baking.
  • Bake Time – Bake time will vary depending on the size of your cookie and your oven.
Close up image Walnut Chocolate Chips on a platter

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers

Store the leftover cookies in an airtight container or ziplock bag at room temperature for up to 5 days.  Keep a slice of bread in the container with the cookies to keep them moist. 

Can I Freeze Cookies?

Yes, you can freeze baked cookies or cookie dough. Learn all the tips on How to Freeze Cookies and how to keep them freezer safe.

Can I Make Ahead?

Yes, these are a great cookie recipe to make ahead of time. You can prepare the cookie dough and place in the fridge. Then scoop the cookie dough to bake when ready to serve. You can also prepare and bake the cookies about 1-2 days in advance for the best soft and chewy cookie recipe.

Close up image Walnut Chocolate Chips on a platter

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Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies are a delicious twist on a classic recipe. The sweet and salty taste makes these a family favorite.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Let Cool 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 36
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 185

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large bowl beat (with a stand up mixer or hand mixer), the butter, vegetable oil and both sugars.  Mix on medium speed for 2-3 minutes until the mixture is creamy.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl and then add in the eggs and vanilla.  Continue mixing until thoroughly combined.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt.
  • Then mix the bowl of dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.  We recommend mixing this by hand so that the mixture does not get over mixed.
  • Next gently stir in the chocolate chips and chopped walnuts.
  • Then drop the cookie dough onto baking sheets in approximately 1 tablespoon amounts.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges of the cookies are slightly brown.  Do not over bake.  The cookies may look raw in the middle but they will continue to cook as they set.
  • Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then move the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Then the cookies are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store the leftover cookies in an airtight container or ziplock bag at room temperature for up to 5 days.  Keep a slice of bread in the container with the cookies to keep them moist.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 185kcal, Carbohydrates 24g, Protein 2g, Fat 9g, Saturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 16mg, Sodium 88mg, Potassium 53mg, Fiber 0.4g, Sugar 15g, Vitamin A 92IU, Vitamin C 0.03mg, Calcium 16mg, Iron 1mg

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