Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

The BEST Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies recipe that you’ll ever try  is super simple to make and so delicious. The cookies have chewy centers with slightly crisp edges and are loaded with chocolate and walnuts.

chocolate chip walnut cookies on a baking sheet

There is nothing better than a batch of fresh baked cookies. I have lots of cookie recipes that I like to keep in rotation at my house including Homemade Milano Cookies, Koulourakia (Greek Butter Cookies), and Banana White Chocolate Chip Cookies. These Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Cookies are also irresistible!

However, my absolute favorite cookies are chocolate chip cookies! These Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies have definitely been a hit for the past few months and once you give them a try, you’ll understand why. They are chewy, slightly crisp and are loaded with chocolate and walnuts. If you are a fan of nuts in your cookies, these cookies are for you! And if you prefer your cookies without walnuts, you can most definitely leave them out and add a little bit more chocolate.

These Easy Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies are made with just a few ingredients that you probably have on hand. They make a great treat or dessert and are perfect to share with friends and family.

Ingredients for chocolate chip walnut cookies


  1. Add softened butter and sugars to a mixer bowl and beat until creamy.
  2. Next, add egg and vanilla, mixing until combined. 
  3. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon and mix thoroughly. 
  4. Next, fold in chocolate and chopped walnuts.
  5. Scoop out cookie dough onto a lined baking sheet, top with more chocolate and walnuts,  and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes top with flakey sea salt and enjoy!
step by step directions to make chocolate chip walnut cookies


The best way to store chocolate chip walnut cookies is in an airtight container at room temperature. The cookies will stay fresh up to 5 days. You can also freeze the cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 months. 

Unbaked cookie dough is great to freeze as well! Scoop out the cookie dough and form balls. Place the cookie dough balls onto a lined baking sheet and freeze for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, transfer the dough balls into an airtight container or freezer safe zip top bag for up to 3 months. When you are ready to bake, bake the cookies as directed in the recipe. You may need to add an extra 1-2 minutes.

unbaked chocolate chip cookie dough balls on a parchment paper lined baking sheet


  • Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer – I have both, but my stand mixer definitely gets used the most in my kitchen. 
  • Half Sheet Pan – It’s great to have a few sheet pans on hand for baking large batches of cookies.
  • Parchment Paper – I always use parchment paper to bake cookies. They cookies bake evenly and the cleanup is minimal!
  • Cookie Scoop – Cookie scoops are a must have when portioning out cookie dough. They help you get even sized, perfect cookies every time!
  • Airtight Container – This airtight container is great for storing cookies on the counter top and in the freezer.
chocolate chip walnut cookies

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chocolate chip walnut cookies on a baking sheet
chocolate chip walnut cookies

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

The BEST Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies recipe that you’ll ever try  is super simple to make and so delicious. The cookies have chewy centers with slightly crisp edges and are loaded with chocolate and walnuts.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Chilling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20 cookies
Calories 212 kcal


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ¼ cups g all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 6 oz dark chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate plus more for topping
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped + more for topping
  • flakey sea salt for topping


  • Cream butter and sugars in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl using a hand mixer until pale and creamy, about 3 minutes. Add egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and beat until combined. Mix in chocolate and walnuts.
  • Scoop out the cookie dough using a medium size scoop (2 tbsp) and place the dough balls side by side on a lined baking sheet. Top with extra chocolate and walnuts and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Arrange 6 cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet, leaving at least 2 inches between each cookie. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until edges are golden. As soon as cookies come out of the oven, use a round cookie cutter to make perfectly round cookies. Top with sea salt. Continue with remaining cookie dough and enjoy!


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 212kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 4gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 162mgPotassium: 115mgFiber: 2gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 34IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 77mgIron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I made these cookies the other day and they were a huge hit. I cooked them for ten minutes and then put them on the cookie rack to rest. They were incredibly chewy which I love. I sent a batch to work with my husband and they were gone within the first two hours. Definitely saving this recipe and making once more before Christmas for the neighbors. Thank you, Angelina!!!

  2. 5 stars
    I. AM. ON. THE. FLOOR.

    These were just perfection. not too gooy, not too crispy just perfect. this recipe is love. i didn’t follow the recipe for the cook time and just freehanded if. i somehow found the perfect timing between golden brown and overcooked. the middle was chewy and evenly cooked while the crust of the cookie was crispy but not crunchy. i used unsweetened, Ghirardelli baking chocolate (bar) and added about 2 pinched of salt on top to even out the sweetness of the cookie and the unsweetness of the chocolate to find a sweet kick of the cookie in the first bite followed by a bitter rich chocolate that covers your tastebuds in the after taste. totally making again. although i’m a bit curious what could change if i were to brown the butter instead of soften it.

  3. okay these were phenomenal. I used an 80% dark chocolate bar and chopped it all up alongside walnuts. I also managed to get a nice flat & crispy yet moist & chewy cookie all in one — maybe the best cookie Ive ever made.

  4. 5 stars
    I have made these repeatedly. Always chewy, flavor packed, and perfect. my go to chocolate chip cookie recipe!!

  5. 5 stars
    I just wanted to thank you for this cookie recipe. I made them for my dad on his birthday, and they was perfect.

  6. I’m assuming you didn’t try them gluten free. I’m stuck with that option only. Just love your gf chocolate chip cookies though. Maybe just add walnuts to those?

    1. Hi Alene! Yes, you can add walnuts to my gluten free chocolate chip cookie recipe. I haven’t tried making this recipe gluten free yet, but I usually have great success with using a 1-1 all-purpose gluten free baking flour like Bob’s Red Mill. This is the one that I use.

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