Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are a classic treat, that everyone I know loves and enjoys. They were invented in 1938, by Ruth Graves Wakefield, who owned the Toll House Inn at the time. There are so many ways to put your own spin on them! My salted brown butter chocolate chip cookies , pumpkin spice chocolate chip cookies and  chocolate chip cookies (that have the addition of milk powder I learned this from Chef Christina Tosi) are a few of my favorites!


Hussein and my mama, absolutely love walnuts. They eat them raw, out of the bag as snacks! While, I do enjoy walnuts, I don’t often snack on them. I do, however, love walnuts in my backed treats!! Do you have a favorite nut to bake with?

I recently learned of a small family owned walnut farm in California, called Corky Nuts. I had to order these organic walnuts for us to try! To my delight, they were harvested fresh and shipped almost immediately after they were collected and shelled. 


These cookies can be made ahead of time, scooped and then frozen for when you are ready to use! I always have a batch in the freezer for those last minute cookie needs 😀


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Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies
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Serves: 3 dozen
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1¾ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup roughly chopped raw walnuts
  • 1 cup chocolate chunks
  • ½ tablespoon malden sea salt, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a stand mixer, using a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars.This process takes 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix well.
  4. Sift in flour, baking soda and baking powder. Mix into the wet ingredients. Do not over mix.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips and chopped walnuts.
  6. Using a size 40 ( 1½ tablespoon) icecream scoop dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  7. Sprinkle tops of cookies with flake salt.
  8. Place the refrigerator for 10 minutes to chill.
  9. Bake for 12-14 minutes until golden. The cookies will continue cooking outside the oven
  10. Allow to cool completely.
  11. Enjoy 🙂



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Happy Baking 😀



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  1. LOVE THESE! Made them with browned butter and 1/2 cup light brown sugar, 1/4 cup dark brown sugar and they were so delicious. Everyone loved them!!
    Finally my cookies didn’t get flat either (guess the secret is baking powder AND baking soda). New favorite cookie recipe for sure.

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