Chocolate Walnut Cookies

Chocolate Walnut Cookies are an easy treat to make for the holiday season.

Made with basic ingredients, these cookies are crispy, eggless and best enjoyed with a glass of milk or cup of coffee.

a chocolate walnut cookie placed on top of a coffee mug and a plate of cookies in the background

Simple buttery cookies are one of my favorite things to bake at home.

The reason is that they are super easy to make and require few ingredients which I mostly always have in my pantry.

Honestly, I do like baking cakes, pies and cupcakes too. But cookies is what I am most drawn to.

That’s quite obvious considering the amount of cookie recipes I have on the blog!

Since the baking season is here and I wanted to bake some cookies, I came up with these Chocolate Walnuts Cookies!

These Chocolate Walnut Cookies

✓ are crispy and eggless

✓ easy to make with basic pantry ingredients

✓ go well with milk or chai (or coffee)

✓ can be made vegan

To make these cookies, first start by roasting the walnuts.

You may use the nuts as such but I prefer dry roasting the walnuts for 3 to 4 minutes and then add to the recipe.

It adds more flavor!

These eggless chocolate walnut cookies call for simple ingredients like flour, butter, cocoa powder, sugar and butter.

It can’t get more basic than this, isn’t it?

You don’t even need a mixer to make these cookies although I did use my stand mixer but you can very well just use your hands to bring the dough together.

Once the dough is done which takes like 10 minutes, the next step is to chill the dough.

I like to chill these cookies so that I can slice them and bake. So, for that I shape the dough like a log, wrap it and then chill it until firm.

Preferably you should chill overnight but 2 to 3 hours should be good enough too.

Once the dough is chilled, cut the cookies into slices, around 1/2 inch thick and then bake.

Remember to not slice the cookies too thin else they will burn in the oven. I bake mine for around 20 to 22 minutes because I like them crisp.

If you prefer softer cookies, you make bake them for 18 minutes.

Give these easy homemade cookies a try this holiday season and enjoy them with chai of coffee!

 

Method

1- To a pan/skillet on medium heat, add the chopped walnuts. Roast the walnuts for 3 to 4 minutes on medium heat until fragrant. Remove from heat and set aside.

2- In a bowl whisk together flour, salt (only if using unsalted butter), baking powder, granulated white sugar and cocoa powder.

3- Add the butter. I have used room temperature butter here which I cut into small pieces and then added to the bowl.

4- Using your finger (or you can also use a fork) mix the butter with the flour until it’s well combined. You can also use a stand mixer here, like I did. Once combined, the mixture will resemble crumbs.

 

Add the vanilla and toasted walnuts.

 

step by step picture collage of making chocolate walnut cookies

 

5 & 6- Then start adding the milk, little at a time, until it comes together as a dough.

 

7- Divide the dough into 2 equal parts and then roll each part into logs, around 5 to 6 inch long and 2 inch wide.

Wrap with cling sheet and refrigerate overnight or minimum of 2 to 3 hours.

 

8-  Cut the logs into 1/2 inch wide cookies once it’s chilled. Pre-heat oven to 350 F degrees.

 

step by step picture collage of making chocolate walnut cookies

Arrange cookies onto the baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 F degrees for 20 to 22 minutes until crispy.

Cool on a wire rack and then store in an airtight container. Enjoy with a cup of coffee!

stack of chocolate walnut cookies placed in a rimmed black plate and a cup of coffee in the background

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Chocolate Walnut Cookies

Eggless and crispy Chocolate Walnut Cookies are super easy to make with basic pantry ingredients! Enjoy with a glass of milk or coffee!

a chocolate walnut cookie placed on top of a coffee mug and a plate of cookies in the background
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate walnut cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 25 cookies
Calories: 95 kcal
Author: Manali
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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1.5 cups all purpose flour, 195 grams
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt , optional, only if using unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup granulated white sugar, 75 grams
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, 20 grams
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, 1 stick/113 grams, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2.5 tablespoons milk, or as needed

Instructions

  1. To a pan/skillet on medium heat, add the chopped walnuts. Roast the walnuts for 3 to 4 minutes on medium heat until fragrant. Remove from heat and set aside.

  2. In a bowl whisk together flour, salt (only if using unsalted butter), baking powder, granulated white sugar and cocoa powder.

  3. Add the butter. I have used room temperature butter here which I cut into small pieces and then added to the bowl.

    Using your finger (or you can also use a fork) mix the butter with the flour until it's well combined. You can also use a stand mixer here, like I did. Once combined, the mixture will resemble crumbs.

  4. Add the vanilla and toasted walnuts.

  5. Then start adding the milk, little at a time, until it comes together as a dough.

  6. Divide the dough into 2 equal parts and then roll each part into logs, around 5-6 inch long and 2 inch wide. Wrap with cling sheet and refrigerate overnight or minimum of 2 to 3 hours.

  7. Cut the logs into 1/2 inch wide cookies once it's chilled. Pre-heat oven to 350 F degrees.

  8. Arrange cookies onto the baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 F degrees for 20 to 22 minutes until crispy.

    Cool on a wire rack and then store in an airtight container. Enjoy with a cup of coffee!

Recipe Notes

  1. You can make these cookies vegan by using vegan butter and almond milk in the recipe
  2. If you are not a fan of walnuts, you may use other nuts in these cookies like cashews, pecans, almonds.
  3. I have used salted butter in this recipe. If using unsalted butter, do add the salt to the recipe.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Walnut Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 95 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 57mg2%
Potassium 36mg1%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 113IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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