This is the last chocolate chip cookie recipe you’ll need! Chocolate chip cookies with walnuts are perfect for the holidays or any time of the year. 

All 31 years of my life, I’ve been on the hunt for chocolate chip cookies that I like better than these Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies. This recipe is my Mom’s, and is the standard by which I measure all cookies! I like them crispy on the edges and soft in the middle, and a good mix of sweet and saltiness. It’s hard for me to believe that it’s taken nearly 2 years of me blogging almost 200 recipes to share these truly perfect chocolate chip cookies, but I am a firm believe in the phrase, “better late than never!” 

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

My Mom and I are both Missouri born and raised, so it’s perfectly fitting that these cookies includes walnuts! Walnuts are a native nut for our state, and walnut trees thrive here. As I type, I’m looking at an enormous walnut tree in our front yard that drops thousands of black walnuts in our yard each fall, much to my husband’s dismay!

When Bob’s Red Mill, a brand I dearly love, asked for me to share a cookie recipe honoring my home state of Missouri for their United States of Cookies collection, I was so honored. And, I immediately knew that I had to share my Mom’s Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies to represent The Show Me State! I think no matter what is going on in our nation, we can all agree on one thing; we love cookies. And how fun is it to celebrate the diversity of our 50 great states with cookies that honor the unique ingredients and traditions of each?

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

To make these Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, I used Bob’s Red Mill Unbleached White Flour, which is a super high quality and high protein flour for general baking. If you have a gluten intolerance, I also like to use their Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour, which works wonderfully in cookies as well! My mother-in-law has to avoid gluten, and really loves it when someone makes cookies she can actually eat. 

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

Holiday baking is well underway, so be sure to grab your Bob’s Red Mill coupon here. If you need cookie inspiration, check out the 50 States of Cookies site for 50 great cookie recipes! 

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

Yield: 24


  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • l cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped nuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cream shortening, sugars, egg, and vanilla till light and fluffy. Stir together dry ingredients;then stir into creamed mixture; blend well. Add chocolate and nuts.
  3. Drop from teaspoon 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 9 -10 minutes. Remove from sheet immediately and transfer to cooling rack or waxed paper to cool.
  4. Makes 2 dozen small cookies.

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 Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

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