Walnut chocolate chip cookies: Elevate a classic cookie with just one extra ingredient

Walnut chocolate chip cookies recipe

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Change up a classic with this vintage walnut chocolate chip cookies recipe

Want to elevate a the classic chocolate chip cookie — in both taste and texture? Then you should try this walnut chocolate chip cookie recipe. Soft, chewy, and packed full of rich chocolate and crunchy walnuts, these cookies are the perfect indulgence for any occasion, especially the special ones.

To make these simple drop cookies, you will need a few basic ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry. Once you’ve baked these up — either for a special event or as a tasty treat for family and friends — you’ll enjoy the rich flavors of walnuts and chocolate in every bite.

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03/12/2024 08:30 am GMT

Oh, the lovely, nutty things you can do with walnuts! Straight from 1978, here is a wonderful recipe to try for delicious walnut chocolate chip cookies.

4 wonderful walnut recipes - November 1978
Walnut chocolate chip cookies were one of several dessert recipes offered in this Diamond Walnuts magazine ad

Walnut chocolate chip cookies recipe

Walnut chocolate chip cookies

Yield: 42 cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 2-1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped Diamond walnuts
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Resift flour with baking powder and salt.
  2. Combine butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Stir in the flour mixture, then the walnuts and chocolate.
  4. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets, allowing room for spreading.
  5. Bake above oven center at 350 F about 15 minutes, until edges are lightly browned.
  6. Let stand a minute; remove to wire racks to cool.


Makes about 3-1/2 dozen cookies, each 2-3/4- to 3-inches in diameter.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 42 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 126Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 77mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 2g

Click Americana offers approximate nutrition information as a general reference only, and we make no warranties regarding its accuracy. Please make any necessary calculations based on the actual ingredients used in your recipe, and consult with a qualified healthcare professional if you have dietary concerns.

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