My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

Did you know that there are people in the world who do not like nuts in their chocolate chip cookies? Would you believe that I am one of those people? What if I told you that even though I detest nuts in chocolate chip cookies, my absolute favorite chocolate chip cookie has nuts. You’d think I was confused, right? You might call me crazy or mock me or spit in my direction every time you saw me on the street. Or maybe you’d just shrug your shoulders and wish I’d stop talking about chocolate chip cookies.

You see, the thing about these cookies is that the nuts aren’t big chunks that shock you with each bite. You’re not suddenly assaulted by this little rock hard crunchy thing in your otherwise decliciously soft and chewy cookie. In fact, you don’t even know that nuts are in these cookies, you just know that something magical happened somewhere in the making of these little guys and that you like it. You like it very much.

The nuts are toasted to bring out their flavors and then they are chopped, chopped, chopped so finely that you could almost call it nut flour. Or nut powder. Or nut dust. Whatever you call it, it’s a delicious way to eat nuts in a cookie.



My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
28 mins
Servings: 18
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies
Calories: 255 kcal

The nuts really are the secret to this recipe! 


  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 8 tbsp butter cold, cut into small cubes
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans toasted and very finely chopped (I prefer pecans)


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 300 degrees and line your baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Beat together the sugars and butter until smooth. Beat in the egg, vanilla, and baking soda.
  3. Stir together the flour and salt and then add them to the batter. Mix in the chocolate chips and nuts.
  4. Drop 2 tablespoon full balls of dough on the cookie sheet, 4 inches apart. Bake for 18 minutes and cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 152mg7%
Potassium 134mg4%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 180IU4%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

recipe from Smitten Kitchen