Chocolate Chip & Walnut Cookies

16 November 2011

Chocolate chip chunks and crunchy walnuts in each bite.. these american cookies are a delicious treat to your sweet cravings with milk, ice cream, tea or coffee. Or just enjoy them as they are.

Chocolate chip cookies.. yum! Freshly baked and hot from the oven.. can it be better?? Feel the lovely smell spreading throughout the home. It is amazing. And there are few things that can compare with a glass of cold milk and chocolate cookies.

This chocolate chip & walnut cookies recipe is from my favorite blog, Passion4baking and I just had to try these out when she posted them up. These cookies have their origin from America and Manuela got the recipe from her friend's mother in 1987. Hmm, a coincidence.. I was born the same year.

The cookies turned out really good and delicious with yummy chocolate chunks and walnuts in each bite. You can have these alone, with coffee or milk, and they make good company to some vanilla ice cream. I topped mine cookie with some caramel sauce and chocolate topping to make it even more chocolicious!

Scroll down for step-by-step pictures and recipe!

Makes about 15 - 20 cookies

I n g r e d i e n t s

150 g butter, at room temperature
100 g sugar
115 g brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract or powder

1 egg, large at room temperature
200 g allpurpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
0,5 salt
100 g chocolate, chopped
50 g walnuts

1. Combine butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract/powder together in a large bowl

2. Add butter and beat together until it becomes pale in color and fluffy (about 5 minutes)

3. Add the egg and beat until well combined (about 1 minute)

4. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in another bowl and add in the mixture

5. Mix in chopped chocolate and chopped walnuts

6. Like this..

7. Scoop out (using ice cream scooper or use a spoon) the batter

8. Drop even sized batter on a baking tray with parchment paper keeping distance between each

Beautifully scooped out.. just like ice cream

I do about 12 a tray..

Bake in the middle of a a pre-heated oven at 160 C for about 10 - 12 minutes or until they are golden in color

Freshly baked chocolate chip & walnut cookie right out from the oven.. lovely!

Mmmm, tempted?

Want a bite?


  1. Do you usually put vanilla powder or vanilla extract when you bake?

    And if you use vanilla extract, where do you get this?

  2. I prefer to use vanilla essence over vanilla powder whenever I have it available at home. Basically vanilla essence (chemical processed) is the closest thing we have to vanilla extract (pure vanilla) here in Norway, but it is still not the real product. However, if you live in America you should not have any problem finding real vanilla extract at the shops. Ofcourse the products with real taste and quality will give better results and flavors in your baking.
    But if you do not have any of the two available, it is fine to just use vanilla powder (even vanilla powder have different qualities, real bourbon vanilla powder is recommended).

    Here is a website were you can buy vanilla extract online:

  3. Im asking because I want to use vanilla extract, but it contains alcohol. I was thinking maybe you knew if its possible to buy vanilla extract without alcohol..? I dont think so though!

    I actually ordered online, and found out later!

  4. Oh ops, saw the link you sent me now!!

  5. The link I referred to has alcohol-free vanilla extract (the one to left - 10 Fold Vanilla Extract). The website does only send within the US. I do not know were you live, but VanillaMart UK delivers to all European countries (apart from Germany). Here is the UK/Europe link:

    Here are some other online websites who supply Alcohol-Free Vanilla Extract.

    I hope you will find a website who deliver to your place.