Chocolate chip cookies with walnuts are a delicious cookie recipe that combines the crunchiness of walnuts and the sweetness of chocolate chips in a soft and chewy cookie. These cookies are perfect for any occasion from a casual afternoon snack to a special celebration.
Chewy chocolate chip walnut cookies are the perfect balance of sweet and nutty flavors. If you love chocolate chip cookies and walnuts, you're going to go crazy for these treats. The aroma of these freshly baked cookies will make your mouth water. Every time I make these cookies I get rave reviews.
Ingredients Needed For Chocolate Walnut Cookies
This cookie recipe is made like most of my cookies with basic simple ingredients. However, there is one ingredient that I normally don't use in cookies.
- all purpose flour acts as a stabilizer in these cookies. The flour helps control how much the cookies ris when baked.
- Baking soda creates carbon dioxide gas bubbles. Which helps achieve that softness to the cookies.
- Baking powder helps the cookies to spread out and up when baked.
- salt adds a bit of flavor.
- Crisco is the ingredient that I normally don't use in cookies. The shortening will help make the cookies softer and crispier.
- Unsalted Butter brings in flavor as well as helps the shortening make the cookies softer. I prefer to use unsalted butter so I can control the amount of salt in my baked goods.
- Granulated Sugar brings sweetness to the cookies as well as adds to the crispiness of the baked walnut chocolate chip cookies.
- Brown Sugar also adds sweetness and helps to make the cookies moist as well as chewy.
- Large Eggs are used for the leavening and structure of the cookies.
- Vanilla Extract enhances the other ingredients.
- Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips are simply a must for that chocolatey sweetness of these cookies.
- Dark Chocolate Chips bring in a deeper richer chocolate flavor. These can be changed out for chocolate chunks or dark chocolate candy.
- Walnuts can be optional if you're not a fan. Try replacing them with pecans or even peanuts.
How To Make Walnut Chocolate Cookies
I like to start by sifting my dry ingredients into a medium mixing bowl. Sifting flour for baking has many benefits. We talk about all the benefits of sifting in our article bakers dozens ~ 13 tips and tricks for baking.
The dough for these amazing cookies can be made in either a large bowl using a hand mixer or in a bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment. I like to cream the butter and Crisco together first to help incorporate the sugar better. Once these two ingredients are combined I will add the sugar to the stand mixer bowl, mixing until light and fluffy.
The eggs I find will mix in better if they are at room temperature and I always do one egg at a time. This will allow for each egg to incorporate fully.
Once the wet ingredients are all combined I will slowly add in the dry ingredients. Making sure it's all combined before adding more of the dry ingredients in. Being careful not to over mix the cookie batter.
Fold in the chopped walnuts, semi-sweet, and dark chocolate morsels using a rubber spatula.
Scoop these easy chocolate chip walnut cookies out onto a prepared baking sheet pan. When it comes to cookies and muffins I always use a cookie scoop to achieve the same size cookies.
Questions Answered And Tips
These cookies will need to bake for 12-13 minutes or until golden brown at 375 degrees. Ovens do vary so adjust the baking time according to your oven.
It's a combination of a couple of things when it comes to this recipe. The first is that we use a mixture of butter and shortening in this recipe. As well as equal parts of granulated sugar and brown sugar.
Once the cookies have fully cooled place in an airtight container like a cookie jar.
Yes, this cookie dough can be frozen. Scoop the cookie dough out onto a sheet pan. Place the sheet pan into the freezer to freeze. Once cookie dough scoops are fully frozen remove from the baking tray and place the cookie dough balls a freezer-safe container
We love to share as many tips as we can think of to help with our recipes. In this section, we will share some helpful tips to make this chocolate chip walnut cookies recipe.
Be careful not to over-mix the cookie dough. Overmixing will add air into the cookie dough causing the cookies to be flat when baked. Using room temperature butter combines with the sugars better. I also feel room temperature butter helps to create the perfect cookie shape. Along with using a cookie scoop.
Whether using a handheld electric mixer or a stand mixer, add the flour in slowly. If the flour is added in all at once there will be a chance of overmixing the dough. Plus you might also give yourself a flour bath.
When it comes to the flour, it's best to scoop the flour with a spoon to fill the measuring cup. Versus scooping the flour with the measuring cup. Using a spoon to fill the measuring cup will get the right amount of flour.
I love using silicone liners on my cookie sheet pans. I feel this helps create an even bake on the bottom of the cookies and well as helps the cookies from sticking. Of course, nonstick cooking spray or parchment paper will help the cookies from sticking to the baking pan.
After the chewy cookies have fully baked remove them from the oven, and leave cookies on the cookie sheet pan for 5 minutes. The cookies will continue to bake for these 5 minutes. Place the cookies on a wire rack to cool. These tasty cookies that are filled with gooey chocolate and crunchy walnuts take amazing warm with a glass of milk.
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Chocolate Chip Cookies With Walnuts
These easy to make chocolate chip cookies with walnuts are the perfect balance of sweet and nutty flavors with a bit of crispiness to them.
- 3 Cups Flour
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- ½ Teaspoon Salt
- ½ Cup Crisco
- ½ Cup Unsalted Butter room temperature
- 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar firmly packed
- 2 Large Eggs room temperature
- 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 1 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
- 2 Cups Dark Chocolate Chips
- 1 Cup Walnuts chopped
Preheat oven to 375 ℉ and prepare cookie sheet pan with either spraying with nonstick cooking spray or use silicone sheet pan liners.
Into a medium size mixing bowl sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer cream together the crisco, butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
Once the sugar mixture is light and fluffy add one room temperature in at a time. Once both eggs are combined add in the vanilla extract.
Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined.
Once the cookie dough is all combined use a rubber spatula to mix in the semi sweet chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, and walnuts.
Using a large cookis scoop or a large tablespoon scoop the cookie dough out onto the prepared sheet pans. Flatten the cookie dough with the back of the cookie scoop or leave mounded.
Place cookie sheet pan into preheated oven bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges of cookies are golden brown. The mounded cookies may take longer to bake then the flattened cookies.
Remove from oven and allow to cool on cookie sheet pan for 5 minutes then place on a wire cooling rack.
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