The ratio of chocolate chips and walnuts to dough is high, so these Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies are full of antioxidants from the dark chocolate and omega-3’s from the walnuts. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by their light and crunchy texture.

20 min. prep

20 servings 

11 ingredients 

  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ¼ cup whole wheat pastry flour (See Chef Notes)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped dark chocolate, try to use 70% or higher
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • Flaky salt, such as fleur de sel (optional)

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Beat the sugar and butter until light and creamy. Stir in the egg and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix into the wet ingredients until just well blended. Stir in the chopped nuts and chocolate chips.
  4. Use a tablespoon to drop 20 heaping spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet. Flatten slightly and sprinkle with flaky salt if using. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool slightly then transfer to a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts (per cookie)

Calories: 188; Fat: 13g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Carbohydrates: 17g; Sugar: 10g; Fiber: 2g; Protein: 3g; Sodium: 87 mg

Chef Tips

If you can’t find whole wheat pastry flour, substituting with a mix of 1/2 all-purpose flour and 1/2 whole wheat flour works well.

Registered Dietitian Approved
All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our Registered Dietitian Kate Ueland, MS, RD, CSO, a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the  Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed.,  published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professionalinterest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
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