Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies: A Must-Try Recipe Adventure!

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What Makes Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies Special?

Everyone loves chocolate right? And especially we all love chocolate in cookies. Walnut Chocolate Chip cookies are a the all time favorite I think. But what about Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies?

If you’re looking for a delicious chocolate-y melt in your mouth, chocolate chip cookie, then keep reading ok? Or hit the ‘jump to recipe’ button to see what I mean!

When it comes to cookies, there are many different flavors and textures to choose from. However, there’s something special about walnut chocolate chunk cookies that sets them apart from the rest. Here are a few reasons why:

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  • Crunchy and Chewy Texture: These are chewy cookies. The combination of crunchy walnuts and chewy chocolate chunks creates a delightful texture that’s hard to resist. With each bite, you get a satisfying crunch followed by a chewy center that’s packed with flavor.

  • Nutty Flavor: Walnuts have a distinct nutty flavor that pairs perfectly with chocolate. They add a depth of flavor to the cookie that you won’t find in other types of cookies.

  • Health Benefits: Walnuts are packed with nutrients and are a great source of protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Adding them to your cookies not only adds flavor but also boosts their nutritional value.

  • Versatility: Walnut chocolate chunk cookies are versatile and can be enjoyed any time of the year. They make a great snack, dessert, or even a gift for friends and family.

Chocolate chip cookies with walnuts and chocolate chips.

Overall, there’s no denying that walnut chocolate chunk cookies are special. With their unique texture, delicious flavor, and health benefits, they’re a treat that you won’t want to miss out on.

Ingredients for Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Making delicious walnut chocolate chunk cookies requires a few key ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:

I try to find the best quality chocolate I can, and have included a recommendation in the recipe. A good quality chocolate is easy to find, and it really makes a difference in your cookies!

When it comes to the walnuts, you can use either raw or toasted walnuts. Toasting the walnuts will give them a richer, nuttier flavor, but raw walnuts will work just fine too.

Now that you’ve got all your ingredients, it’s time to get baking!

A stack of chocolate chip cookies on a plate.

Preparation

Before you start baking your walnut chocolate chunk cookies, you need to make sure you have all the necessary ingredients and equipment. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • all-purpose flour (I use unbleached)
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • granulated sugar
  • dark brown sugar
  • eggs (room temperature
  • pure vanilla extract
  • chopped walnuts (or walnut pieces)
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • chopped dark chocolate chunks
A stack of walnut chocolate chunk cookies on a plate.

Step by Step Baking Process

You’ll also need a mixing bowl, a whisk, a spatula, and a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Mixing

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (180°C).
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. These are your dry ingredients.
  3. In a separate medium sized bowl, use a hand mixer on low speed to cream the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar together until mixed well. It should look light and fluffy.
  4. Add the egg and pure vanilla extract to the butter sugar mixture and mix until well combined. These are your wet ingredients.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  6. Fold in the chopped walnuts and chocolate chunks with a spatula.
  7. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill the dough for about 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
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An egg is being whisked into a bowl of dough.
A bowl of flour with a whisk in it.
Chocolate chip cookie dough ingredients in a bowl.
Chocolate chip cookie dough in a bowl with a wooden spoon.

Baking

  1. Using a cookie scoop or spoon, drop the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  2. Bake for 10 -15 minutes (depending on your oven), or until the edges are golden brown and the centers are set.
  3. When your cookies are done, take them out of the oven, and let them cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes. Then use a spatula to shift them onto your wire rack to cool.
Chocolate chip cookies on a baking sheet.
Chocolate chip cookies on a baking sheet.
Chocolate chip cookies with walnuts on a wooden table.

Enjoy your delicious walnut chocolate chunk cookies! They are just so good when still warm with a huge glass of milk!

Tips for Perfect Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies

To make the perfect walnut chocolate chunk cookies, you need to keep in mind a few things. Here are some tips that will help you achieve the perfect cookies:

  • Use the best high-quality chocolate you can, and pure vanilla extract for the best results.

    But if you can’t don’t worry about it. Everything is so expensive these days!
  • Measure your ingredients accurately. I’ve started to use a kitchen scale to measure ingredients by weight and the results are amazing! If you don’t have a scale, use measuring cups and spoons and make sure to level off the ingredients.

  • Chill your dough. Chilling the dough before baking will help the cookies keep their shape and prevent them from spreading too much. Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes before baking, or overnight for even better results.

  • Use parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. To prevent the cookies from sticking to the baking sheet, use parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. This will also make cleanup easier.

  • Don’t overbake your cookies. Overbaking your cookies will result in a dry and crumbly texture. Take the cookies out of the oven when they are just set and slightly golden around the edges.

By following these tips, you can make the perfect walnut chocolate chunk cookies every time. Enjoy!

Easy chocolate chunk cookie recipe.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make thick chocolate chunk walnut cookies?

To make thick chocolate chunk walnut cookies, you can adjust the amount of flour and baking powder in your recipe. Adding more flour and baking powder will help the cookies rise and become thicker. You can also chill the dough before baking, which will help the cookies hold their shape and prevent spreading.

Can I use pecans instead of walnuts in chocolate chip cookies?

Yes, you can use pecans instead of walnuts in chocolate chip cookies. Pecans have a similar texture and flavor to walnuts, so they can be a great substitute. Keep in mind that pecans may be slightly sweeter than walnuts, so you may want to adjust the amount of sugar in your recipe accordingly.

Do chocolate chunks melt differently than chocolate chips in cookies?

Chocolate chunks and chocolate chips may melt differently in cookies due to their size and shape. Chocolate chunks are larger and thicker than chocolate chips, so they may hold their shape better during baking.

However, they may take longer to melt and spread throughout the cookie dough. Chocolate chips, on the other hand, are smaller and thinner, so they may melt and spread more quickly.

Storing and Serving Suggestions

After baking your delicious walnut chocolate chunk cookies, you might be wondering how to store your baked cookies and serve them properly. Here are some tips to help you keep your cookies fresh and tasty:

  • Storing: Once your cookies have cooled down completely, store them in an airtight container at room temperature. This will help prevent them from drying out or getting stale.

  • You can also freeze your cookies for up to three months in an airtight container or freezer bag. To thaw, simply leave them at room temperature for a few hours or overnight.

  • Serving: Walnut chocolate chunk cookies are best served warm and gooey, straight out of the oven. However, if you’re serving them later, you can reheat them in the oven for a few minutes at 350°F to bring back that fresh-out-of-the-oven taste. You can also serve your cookies with a glass of cold milk or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra indulgent treat.

  • Presentation: To make your cookies look even more appetizing, you can sprinkle some chopped walnuts or chocolate chunks on top before serving. You can also stack them on a pretty plate or arrange them in a cookie jar for a more festive presentation.

By following these simple storing and serving suggestions, you can enjoy your walnut chocolate chunk cookies for days to come. Happy baking!

A stack of chocolate chunk cookies with the text walnut chocolate chunk cookies.

Where Did I Get My Inspiration for This Recipe?

I’ve always been a fan of chocolate chip cookies, but I wanted to add a twist to the classic recipe. I decided to experiment with different ingredients and stumbled upon a recipe for walnut chocolate chunk cookies.

After trying out the recipe, I fell in love with the combination of rich, chocolate chunks and crunchy, nutty walnuts.

This is the best Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookie recipe and I know it will become your favorite too! 

Enjoy!

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Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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Judy Kahansky
A buttery, chewy cookie filled to the brim with chunks of luxurious dark chocolate, chocolate chips and sprinkled with just the right amount of crunchy walnuts. Walnuts Chocolate Chunk Cookies are almost perfect!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Cookies and Squares
Servings 24
Calories 312 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour - I use unbleached
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter - at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 large egg (room temperature
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts - or walnut pieces
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped dark chocolate chunks

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (180°C).
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. These are your dry ingredients.
  • In a separate medium sized bowl, use a hand mixer on low speed to cream the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar together until mixed well. It should look light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg and pure vanilla extract to the butter sugar mixture and mix until well combined. These are your wet ingredients.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  • Fold in the chopped walnuts and chocolate chunks with a spatula.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill the dough for about 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  • Using a cookie scoop or spoon, drop the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 10 -15 minutes (depending on your oven), or until the edges are golden brown and the centers are set.
  • When your cookies are done, take them out of the oven, and let them cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes. Then use a spatula to shift them onto your wire rack to cool.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 134mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g

These are estimated values generated from a nutritional database using unbranded products. Please do your own research with the products you’re using if you have a serious health issue or are following a specific diet.

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Judy Kahansky is an experienced writer and baker, creating delicious desserts (including pie!) for over 40 years. She loves to take classic and vintage recipes and update them to fit the busy lives of her readers. When not baking, Judy and her husband Mark are passionate golfers, travelers and dog lovers, spending as much time as they can with their sweet pup Millie.