Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Be sure to have a glass of your favorite milk ready when you make a batch of these irresistible Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies. They’re loaded with chocolate goodness and perfect for sharing.

Stack of walnut chocolate chunk cookies.


These chocolate chip cookies are easy to make. To make them, you need the following ingredients:

  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 3 ounces dark chocolate bar, chopped
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped

How To Make Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Start by creaming shortening, butter, and the sugars together.

Creaming shortening in a bowl.

Then add eggs and vanilla.

Adding egg to cookie dough.

Next, you add flour, the leavening agents (baking powder and baking soda), and salt. You want to make sure that it all gets combined really well.

And last, you want to fold in the chocolate and walnuts.

Chocolate chips, chocolate chunks, and walnuts on top of cookie dough.

I like to use a cookie scoop when I make cookies so that they are uniform in size. If you don’t have a scoop, just try to make sure they are about the same size so that they cook evenly.

Walnut chocolate chip cookie dough on a baking sheet.

Bake the cookies in an oven that has been preheated to 375 degrees for about 12 minutes or until they are starting to turn a golden brown.

Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool completely on a wire rack.

Chocolate chip cookie on a counter top.

I like to save some cookies for later. These cookies freeze well and should be fine in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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plate with chocolate chip cookies

Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Be sure to have a glass of your favorite milk ready when you make a batch of these irresistible Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies.  They're loaded with chocolate goodness and perfect for sharing.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 284kcal


  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 3 ounces dark chocolate bar chopped
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped


  • Preheat oven to 375°F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat® baking mat. Set aside.
  • Cream shortening and butter with granulated and brown sugars in a large mixing bowl. Mix in eggs and vanilla extract until well blended.
  • Add in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix to combine.
  • Fold in chocolate chips, chopped chocolate and walnuts until thoroughly combined.
  • Use a large cookie dough scoop to make 24 balls of dough. Place 6 balls of dough on the prepared baking sheet with 1-2 inches in between each ball. Flatten dough with the bottom of a glass.
  • Place in pre-heated oven and bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Remove from oven and cool slightly before serving. Enjoy!


Serving: 1 | Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 128mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g
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  1. 5 stars
    These turned out wonderfully with black walnuts, even though I didn’t use quite as much chocolate. They looked professionally done and tasted great!

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