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Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies With Walnuts

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies with Walnuts are large, 4 inch cookies made with a dough that stands up to lots of chocolate chips and nuts.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 12
Author Cookie Madness


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour 150 grams
  • 1 cup or 1 cup plus about 3 tablespoons all-purpose or bread flour 150 to 175 grams
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ sticks 168 grams good quality unsalted butter, softened**
  • 1/2 cup 100 grams granulated sugar
  • 1 cup 200 grams light brown sugar (or a mixture of light and dark)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • A large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 cups to 2 cups good dark or semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2/3 to 1 cup toasted and chopped walnuts.


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Carefully measure out both flours to total about 320 grams. Add the salt and baking soda and stir until well mixed.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat the butter until creamy. Add sugar and beat until creamy, then beat in vanilla. Scrape sides of bowl and add egg. Beat until blended, then beat in egg yolk. Scrape sides of bowl, then stir in flour mixture. Batter will be thick and kind of on the dry side, but it should not be crumbly.
  • Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.
  • Divide the dough into 4 sections, then divide each of those sections into 3 sections to make 12 large balls of dough. Arrange 6 of the dough balls on a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet and bake at 325 for about 18 minutes or until cookies are brown around the edges and tops appear set.
  • Let cool completely.


I made a few different batches of these and played with the amounts of flour. For the larger size (12 count) cookies, 325 grams worked better. For smaller (24 count) cookies, keeping the flour around 300 grams worked better. Updated: I've made these several times now and like dividing into 18 balls. If chilled, the cookies will be even fatter, but the dough does not require chilling. Walnuts contribute to the texture so I recommend leaving them in. Also, when making the 18 count size using cold balls of dough, you can use 375 degrees.