Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies with added walnuts for a chewy and delicious cookie that is favorite of nutty cookie lovers!
I am planning on baking a lot of Christmas Cookies this year, most of which I will photograph and share the recipes on this baking blog. But while I’m beginning to put up a few holiday decorations and think about my gift list, on this December 2nd, 2016, I’m easing into the holidays slowly. I resisted the temptation to go all out just yet with red and green frostings, cut-out sugar cookies and decorated gingerbread cookies. I thought I’d bake something classic and simple today. Walnut Chocolate Chip cookies are my sister’s favorite cookie that I bake and I owed her a batch!
I decided to bake these Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies today on my way to Christmas Cookie Baking!
For the past 20+ years, by the time of the first week in December, I was in over my head with holiday cookies. Well, not really, because we always managed to pull through each holiday season successfully. My husband and I managed our internet cookie gift business from a 2000 sq ft commercial site, where together with our employees, ( I miss them all! ) baked thousands of delicious, traditional cookies from scratch, packaged them in charming gift boxes and shipped them nationwide as holiday gifts from both individuals and corporate clients. Every cookie recipe was designed by us and baked from scratch. They looked just like these!
Wow, the more I write, the more I miss those hectic days.
But it was time for us to retire from the cookie bakery. No more 16 hour days during the 4th quarter of each year. It was a wonderful family business that we started as a home-based company in our house and moved to a commercial building in 2007, but with rising shipping costs and other expenses, we decided to close the business in the summer of 2015 and move on to other pursuits.
So now that I have much more available time during the holiday months, I like to ease gradually into my Christmas baking schedule. Gingerbread boys and decorated Christmas tree cookies are on the list and are coming soon, but for know I’m craving traditional chocolate chip cookies. I highly recommend baking a couple dozen Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies on a slow day in your holiday season! ? ?
These walnut chocolate chip cookies have golden brown crispy edges, soft chewy centers, chunky walnuts and loads of semi-sweet chocolate. Homemade deliciousness that will help you slow down and enjoy the season. Happy baking! Judy
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- 8 ounces unsalted butter (1 cup), softened
- 7½ ounces packed light brown sugar (1 cup)
- 7 ounces granulated white sugar (1 cup)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla
- 1 ounce rolled (old-fashioned) oats (1/4 cup)
- 13 ounces all-purpose flour (preferably unbleached) (3 cups)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup Walnut pieces
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (12 ounces)
- Cream together butter and sugars in mixing bowl, careful not to overbeat.
- Combine the eggs with vanilla and add to your mixture, mixing just to blend the egg with the sugars and butter.
- Add the rolled oats.
- Mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
- Stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts, using your hands to finish mixing.
- Portion 2 ounces of dough with a cookie scoop (or ice cream scoop) for each cookie or you can use a ¼ cup measuring cup to estimate.
- Chill covered dough balls minimum one hour. Ideally chill overnight for the best results if you can wait that long.
- Bake in 375 degree oven 12 to 14 minutes.
- Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then remove to cooling rack or sheet.