Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies. Soft sweet cookies that are loaded with chocolate chips and walnuts. Enjoyed warm these Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies have the best gooey chocolate and a slit crunch from the walnuts.
Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies
If you are looking for a soft and chocolaty cookie, you will want to make these Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies asap. I have a lot of chocolate chip cookie recipes on my site because they are just so stinking good. I can never have too many types of warm chocolaty cookies to enjoy and this Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe is one I have been making for years and thought I had it on the site and when I realized I didn’t I knew it had to be the next recipe I shared.
When I eat a chocolate chip cookie the worst thing is getting a bite of cookie that has no chocolate, don’t worry these homemade chocolate chip cookies are loaded with chocolate chips to make sure you get chocolate in every bite!
I know you all might be thinking it is summertime and way too hot to be making chocolate chip cookies, but I am telling you it is not. These Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfect by themselves, made into chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches and as toppings for ice cream. But I will tell you that once you take a bite of the first one you are going to be super happy that this Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe makes a large batch of cookies.
How Many cookies does this recipe make?
This recipe makes lots of cookies, even with big cookies, you’ll make about 4 dozen so there will be plenty to go around!
How long do you bake Chocolate chip cookies?
If you like crunchier cookies, wait until the edges are a little bit darker. Ovens vary, I find this especially true with cookies so make sure your first batch is just one or two cookies and use that as a test batch. My last oven took 9 minutes to bake the cookies and my oven now takes 13, so it can be a pretty big difference!
Tips for making the BEST Chocolate Chip cookies
Do NOT over bake the cookies. 16 minutes is the max amount of time that you want to cook the cookies in the oven. They will still look raw in the middle but the remanding heat from the cookie sheet will finish cooking them.
Measure Exacts. I know some may thing this goes with out saying but when you are baking chocolate chip cookies it is VERY important to be sure to follow the ingredient measurement exactly.
Space out the cookies when you put them on the baking sheet. It is important that you leave room on the baking sheet between the cookies when you put them on the tray.
Don’t remove the cookies from the tray too quickly. I won’t lie it is totally tempting to want to enjoy a fresh out of the oven chocolate chip cookie as soon as you take them out of the oven. However those 5 minutes on the tray are needed for them to finish baking properly and give you the soft chocolate chip cookie you want and love.
My BEST Cookie tip for making cookies is to get a cookie scoop – seriously it makes scooping the cookie dough so much easier and then you end up with that perfect cookie shape!
How long do fresh chocolate chip cookies last?
Stored in an air tight container, fresh chocolate chip cookies will last for 2-3 weeks. That is if your family does not eat them all on your first.
How to store these cookies
The best way to store these homemade cookies is in an airtight container at room temperature. To store the cookies, let them cool completely and then place one layer in an air tight container, layer a piece of parchment paper and another layer of cookies and continue until all the cookies are in the container.
If you notice the cookies are loosing moisture, add a piece of bread to the container and it will help keep the cookies soft and the moisture in the air tight container.
Freezing Chocolate Chip Cookies
Fresh baked chocolate chip cookies will keep in the freezer for 3-4 weeks. To freeze these cookies, allow the cookies to cool completely. Then place a piece of parchment paper on a room temperature baking sheet and lay the cookies in a single layer on the tray. Place the tray in the freezer for 1-2 hours until the cookies are fully frozen. Remove the frozen cookies from the tray and store in a zip-lock plastic bag.
How to freeze chocolate chip cookie dough
If you are planning on doing a lot of cookie baking sometimes it makes life easier to make the cookie dough ahead of time and then freeze it. Having frozen cookie dough in the freezer also makes it easier to make fresh baked chocolate chip cookies anytime you want to.
If you are going to freeze the chocolate chip cookie dough, follow all of the steps of this recipe up to the baking step. Do not bake the cookie dough balls. Place a piece of parchment paper on a room temperature baking sheet and lay the cookie dough balls in a single layer on the tray. Place the tray in the freezer for 1-2 hours until the cookie dough is fully frozen. Remove the frozen cookie dough balls from the tray and store in a zip-lock plastic bag.
Frozen Chocolate chip cookie dough will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.
How to bake Frozen Chocolate chip cookie dough
Remove the amount of cookies you want to make, place the cookie dough balls on a baking sheet and bake at 325 for 17-18 minutes. Then remove the cookies from the oven and let them continue to cook while on the baking sheet for an additional 5 minutes. The heat from the baking sheet will keep the cookies cooking.
Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons. hot water
- 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate morsels
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
How to Make Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Melt the butter in the Microwave and allow to cool down a little bit. You don’t want it hot, you just want it melted.
In a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer or the paddle attachment of your stand mixer, Cream together the butter and two sugars until smooth, 3-5 minutes is about what this will take.
Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
Dissolve the baking soda in the hot water and add to the batter with the salt.
Stir in the flour, chocolate chips and nuts.
Drop by large spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet, you can line the baking sheet with parchment paper if you want to.
Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven until edges are lightly browned.
Looking fore more chocolate chip cookie recipes? Check these out!
- Halloween chocolate chip cookies
- Pumpkin Chocolate chip cookies
- peppermint chocolate chip cookies
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich
- bakery style chocolate chip cookies
- Chocolate Chip Meringue cookies
- cherry chocolate chip cookies
- Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies
Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Melt the butter in the Microwave and allow to cool down a little bit. You don’t want it hot, you just want it melted.
- In a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer or the paddle attachment of your stand mixer, Cream together the butter and two sugars until smooth, 3-5 minutes is about what this will take.
- Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
- Dissolve the baking soda in the hot water and add to the batter with the salt.
- Stir in the flour, chocolate chips and nuts.
- Drop by large spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet, you can line the baking sheet with parchment paper if you want to.
- Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven until edges are lightly browned.