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Easy Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Cookies are one of life’s simple pleasures. And when they’re made with fresh, high-quality ingredients, they’re all the better. These walnut chocolate chunk cookies are just that – delicious and made with love. So why not give them a try? You won’t regret it!

walnut chocolate cookie recipe

Alternatives to walnuts in cookies

There are a few different types of nuts that can be used as an alternative to walnuts in cookies. These include:

-Almonds

-Cashews

-Pecans

-Macadamia nuts

-Hazelnuts

Marshmallows

Each of these nuts will provide a slightly different flavour to the cookies, so it is up to you to decide which you prefer. Almonds and cashews will give a more mild flavour, while pecans and macadamia nuts will provide a richer, more distinct taste.

In general, any type of nut can be used as an alternative to walnuts in cookies. It is to the cookie, so be sure to experiment to find the perfect combination for your taste buds!

Alternative chocolate in cookies

There are a few different types of chocolate that can be used as an alternative to chocolate in cookies. These include:

-Dark chocolate

-Milk chocolate

-White chocolate

-Vegan Chocolate

Each of these chocolates will provide a slightly different flavour to the cookies, so it is up to you to decide which you prefer. Dark chocolate will give a more rich and intense flavour, while milk chocolate and white chocolate will be sweeter and milder.

In general, any type of chocolate can be used as an alternative to chocolate in cookies.

walnut chocolate chip cookies

Ingredients for Walnut and Chocolate Chunk Cookies

To make these lovely cookies, you will need:

Vegetable shortening/Vegetable Lard

Unsalted butter

Granulated sugar

Brown sugar

2 large eggs

Vanilla extract

Plain flour

Baking powder

Baking soda

Salt

Chocolate chips

Dark chocolate bar, chopped

Walnuts, chopped

How many cookies does it make?

The ingredients make 24 cookies, but you can make smaller cookies with a small dough scoop (which yields 48 cookies).

Gluten-Free Walnut and Chocolate Cookies

If want to make these gluten-free, obviously change the flour to a gluten-free one but add some Xanthum Gum to bind it together and prevent them from falling apart when rolling them into balls.

walnut chocolate chunk cookies

How to make Walnut and Chocolate Cookies

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F/170 c fan/190 c/gas 5 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 the 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!

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walnut chocolate cookie recipe

Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Rachel
Soft, chewy and nutty cookie, the ultimate chocolate cookie.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, British
Servings 24
Calories 316 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 100 g Lard/Vegetable Shortening
  • 100 g Unsalted Butter
  • 200 g Granulated Sugar
  • 200 g Brown Sugar
  • 2 lrg Eggs
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 600 g Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 200 g Chocolate Chips
  • 75 g Dark Chocolate (Chopped)
  • 200 g Walnuts (Chopped)
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F/170c fan/190 c /gas 5 and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. 
  • Cream shortening and butter with granulated andbrown sugars in a large mixing bowl. Mix in eggs and vanilla extract until wellblended.
  • Add in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix to combine.
  • Fold in chocolate chips, chopped chocolate and walnuts until thoroughly combined
  • 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 the dough with the bottom of a glass.
  • Place in pre-heated oven and bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Remove from oven and cool slightly before serving. Enjoy!
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Nutrition

Calories: 316kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 4gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 118mgPotassium: 99mgFiber: 2gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 107IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 2mg
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