Easy Double Chocolate Walnut Cookies Recipe

How to make double chocolate cookies with lots of walnuts. Jump to the Double Chocolate Walnut Cookies Recipe or read on to see our tips for making them.

Easy chocolate walnut cookies with cocoa powder, butter, and lots of walnuts.

-This Recipe is Sponsored by Diamond of California Nuts-

We cannot get enough of these chocolate cookies. There’s double the chocolate — we use cocoa powder for the batter as well as chocolate chips. Then we throw in lots of buttery walnuts.

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If you love easy, quick cookie recipes, this one is for you. You can make the batter in minutes and they only take about 10 minutes to bake. Let me show you how to make them.

How to Make Double Chocolate Walnut Cookies

These chocolate cookies are easy to make. We use our handheld mixer — this is the one we own — but you can also make these cookies with a stand mixer.

Easy chocolate walnut cookie recipe with cocoa powder, butter, and lots of walnuts.

Start by creaming butter, sugar, and vanilla extract together. We use granulated sugar and brown sugar in this recipe. The granulated sugar makes the edges crispy and the brown sugar keeps them tender in the middle.

Once the butter, both sugars and vanilla are light and fluffy, it’s time to add egg.

Once the butter, both sugars and vanilla are light and fluffy, it’s time to add egg.

The dry ingredients come next — just flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. And finally, the chocolate and walnuts. If you don’t have walnuts, try another nut — hazelnuts or almonds would be delicious.

If you don't have walnuts, try another nut -- hazelnuts or almonds would be delicious.

At this point you can bake, chill, or freeze the cookie dough. We’ve included tips for chilling and freezing the cookie dough in the recipe below.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Diamond of California via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of Inspired Taste and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Diamond of California.

Recipe updated, originally posted October 2012. Since posting this in 2012, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne

Easy Double Chocolate Walnut Cookies Recipe

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These double chocolate cookies with walnuts are easy. We love them with buttery walnuts, but hazelnuts or almonds would also be delicious. We use a handheld mixer, but a stand mixer works, too.

Makes approximately 20 cookies

You Will Need

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 large egg, at room temperature

3/4 cup walnuts, chopped

1/2 cup chocolate chips


  • Make Batter
  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or use a silicon baking mat.

    Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt together. Set aside.

    Add the butter, both sugars, and the vanilla to a large bowl. Cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy; 3 to 5 minutes. (Or, use a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment).

    Scrape the side and bottom of the bowl then add the egg. Mix on medium-low speed for 30 seconds. The egg will not be completely incorporated.

    Turn the speed to the lowest setting. Add the dry ingredients in thirds, beating until just combined; 1 to 2 minutes.
    With the mixer on low, add the walnuts and chocolate chips and mix until just incorporated.

    • Bake Cookies
    • Drop 1 1/2 tablespoon-mounds, or use a medium cookie scoop, onto baking sheets. Leave 2 inches between the cookies to allow for spreading. Lightly press cookie dough mounds down towards the baking sheet.

      Bake the cookies, one sheet at a time, for 8 to 10 minutes. The edges should be dry and tops slightly cracked. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

      Store the cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 days at room temperature or up to a week in the refrigerator.

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • Make Ahead: Refrigerate unbaked cookie dough up to 3 days. Or, freeze cookie dough up to 3 months.
  • How to Freeze Cookies: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and prepare the dough as usual. Scoop out cookie mounds onto the baking sheet. You can crowd the dough mounds together, just do not let them touch. Freeze until hard. Transfer the frozen dough mounds to an airtight container or plastic bag. Store in the freezer. Bake frozen cookies without thawing, it will add an extra 3 to 5 minutes of bake time.
  • Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA Supertracker recipe calculator to calculate approximate values.

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Nutrition Per Serving: Serving Size 1 cookie / Calories 153 / Protein 2 g / Carbohydrate 17 g / Dietary Fiber 1 g / Total Sugars 11 g / Total Fat 9 g / Saturated Fat 4 g / Cholesterol 21 mg / Sodium 67 mg
AUTHOR: Adam and Joanne Gallagher

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49 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Twila February 5, 2018, 2:25 pm

    I’ve made your Easy Double Chocolate cookies several times and each batch turns out so delicious.I would love to receive your free newsletter can I get it on my smartphone? I’m not computer savvy. I’m 67 and a little behind the times.

    • Adam May 2, 2018, 3:30 pm

      Hi Twila, So glad that you liked the cookies. Yes, our newsletter works great on mobile devices.

  • Clarissa December 24, 2017, 10:59 pm

    I love this recipe! Really yummy. Can you also add the grams to this recipe (Like your chocolate chip recipes)? It would be easier as I don’t have to do all the conversion, plus I would know that I am using the right amount of ingredients. Thank you 😀 And great job. Keep it up.

  • Connie October 18, 2017, 7:53 pm

    Made these (minus chocolate chips) because I didn’t have them on hand. These are delicious!! Baked up perfectly in 9 minutes. Crispy edges and softer in the center. Yum!

  • Megan Williams September 12, 2017, 5:04 pm

    Delicious and easy! I have used this recipe multiple times

  • Oli April 16, 2017, 12:00 pm

    This is the best cookie recipe I have found and I have tried 10-15 recipes without success. These cookies turned out thin and crispy which is what I like. They tasted the best 1 or 2 days after baking, when the flavors had “gotten happy”. When I make key lime pie, I have the same experience – it tastes much better a day or two after baking. I found the batter needed some “vavavoom” so I added orange zest and 2 drops of orange flavor. Orange and dark chocolate go well together. Next time I will add more nuts and chocolate chips. Overall, I was very happy.

  • Fathima January 29, 2017, 8:39 am

    The recipe looks great ! I would like to know if I can grease the baking sheet with butter or is there any other option as I don’t have parchment paper :/

    • Joanne February 6, 2017, 1:29 pm

      If you have a non-stick baking sheet, there is no need to use parchment.

  • Tina December 18, 2016, 2:42 pm

    Followed recipe and turned out flat 🙁

  • Cindy December 5, 2016, 3:33 pm

    I don’t see the egg in list of ingredients? What am I missing?

    • Joanne January 4, 2017, 1:49 pm

      Hi Cindy, the egg is listed after vanilla extract.

  • M J December 4, 2016, 8:16 pm

    how long will these cookies last after baking them? I will making them for a Christmas cookie party and they need to last for about 3weeks

    • Joanne January 4, 2017, 1:50 pm

      If you need the cookies to last 3 weeks, we recommend keeping them tightly wrapped in the freezer. They should last up to a month this way.

  • M J December 4, 2016, 8:14 pm

    I would like to make these for a Christmas cookie party. Can you freeze the cookie after you bake them?

    • Joanne January 4, 2017, 1:51 pm

      Yes. We recommend storing them well wrapped.

  • Lstark November 21, 2016, 4:49 pm

    Made these today. Huge hit,everyone loved them. Only changes I made was left out chocolate chips (didn’t have any) and used 1/2 margarine 1/2 butter flavored crisco (didn’t have butter either but this combination actually was even better than just butter) they were fantastic.

  • Lara October 7, 2016, 10:49 pm

    How big do these cookies end up if you use the 1 1/2 tablespoons meaures as i dont want huge cookies???
    Thankyou in advance i’m sure they will be delicious!

    • Joanne October 10, 2016, 3:49 pm

      They should be medium sized cookies.

  • Timon August 22, 2016, 2:17 pm


  • Mary Ciletti June 22, 2016, 11:36 pm

    Made with no chips because I didn’t have any. So so good!! Flat and soft but I like them that way. They taste like brownies…so I’m calling them brownie cookies. Don’t forget the milk..Mmm. Delicious,thanks.

  • Diane January 1, 2016, 6:13 pm

    just made these. they are really, really delicious!!


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