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Dark Chocolate Walnut Cookies

  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 16 mins
  • Total Time: 26 mins
  • Yield: 12
  • Category: Dessert


Amazingly chewy cookies loaded with rich melting dark chocolate and chunks of crunchy walnuts. A cookie you’re sure to crave!


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 larges eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 21/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces high quality dark chocolate, cut into chunks (try to refrain from using chips as the chopped chocolate chunks melting throughout are key to these cookies)
  • 1 cup whole walnuts


  1. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugars until smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time, until well incorporated. Beat in the vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, 1 cup at a time, until well combined. Stir in the chocolate and walnuts.
  4. Using your hands, divide dough into 12 large mounds and place them a few inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets (do not press down). Place the cookie sheets in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Remove cookie sheets from freezer and bake at 350°F for about 14-16 minutes or until cookies start to turn light brown on top and slightly crisp around the edges. Rotate cookie sheets halfway through baking time.
  6. Let cool on cookie sheets 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack or enjoying warm right away.