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Homemade Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies Recipe

These homemade chocolate chip walnut cookies are delicious, indulgent, and perfect for snacking. Try out this homemade cookie recipe today!

A pin showing the finished chocolate chip walnut cookies.

Not only are these delicious cookies easy to make, they're also the perfect shareable treat. you can whip up a double batch of these cookies to share with friends and family!

We love to make cookies. It's a fun thing to do together with kids, and they get to learn kitchen skills in the process.

A close up of the finished chocolate chip walnut cookies ready to eat.

Chocolate chip cookies are so easy to spice up with different variations. Delicious Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies are a great way to enjoy gluten free chocolate chip cookies. Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies are a little more festive and we like to make these around the holidays!

If you are looking for a classic chocolate chip cookie recipe try out my Family Favorite Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies they're wholesome, indulgent, and so easy to make!

Finished cookies ready to eat.

Here is what you will need to make chocolate chip walnut cookies:

  • vegetable shortening
  • unsalted butter
  • granulated sugar
  • brown sugar, packed
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • chocolate chips
  • 3-oz. dark chocolate bar(or ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips)
  • chopped walnuts
A stack of the finished chocolate chip walnut cookies.

I like to use the chocolate chunks for this recipe. They add a little bit more of a chocolatey bite and with the larger walnut chunks it balances out a little more!

If you don't like walnuts or can't have them you can always substitute another type of nut. I think the walnuts go great in this recipe but feel free to change it up to find your own favorite combo! Macadamia nuts would also be good!

Finished cookies ready to share.

How to make these easy homemade cookies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat® baking mat. Set aside. 
  2. Cream shortening and butter with granulated and brown sugars in a large mixing bowl. Mix in eggs and vanilla extract until well blended.
  3. Add in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix to combine.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips, chopped chocolate and walnuts until thoroughly combined.
  5. Use a large cookie dough scoop to make 24 balls of dough. Place 6 balls of dough on the prepared baking sheet with 1-2 inches in between each ball. Flatten dough with the bottom of a glass.
  6. Place in preheated oven and bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Remove from oven and cool slightly before serving. Enjoy!

Keep an eye on the cookies and don't over bake them! They can continue to bake on the sheets after they come out of the oven, once they're over baked…it's too late so to speak.

Another pin showing the finished chocolate chip walnut cookies ready to eat or share.

If you don't have silicone baking mats you can use parchment paper but they're worth the investment in my opinion. It helps to keep the cookies from getting too flat and melted! These baking mats also work great for keeping things from sticking!

They're so multipurpose you'll find plenty of ways to use them in the kitchen. It's not just cookies, they work great for baking everything from chicken tenders to fish!

Another look at the finished cookies ready to eat.
Yield: 24 Cookies

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

A close up of the finished chocolate chip walnut cookies ready to eat.

These homemade chocolate chip walnut cookies are delicious, indulgent, and perfect for snacking. Try out this easy cookie recipe today!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 3-oz. dark chocolate bar, chopped (or ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips)
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat® baking mat. Set aside. 
  2. Cream shortening and butter with granulated and brown sugars in a large mixing bowl. Mix in eggs and vanilla extract until well blended.
  3. Add in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix to combine.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips, chopped chocolate and walnuts until thoroughly combined.
  5. Use a large cookie dough scoop to make 24 balls of dough. Place 6 balls of dough on the prepared baking sheet with 1-2 inches in between each ball. Flatten dough with the bottom of a glass.
  6. Place in preheated oven and bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Remove from oven and cool slightly before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 284Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 132mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 3g
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