Walnut Cookies - Glendas Farmhouse

Walnut Cookies

*Inspired by the California Walnut Board
Walnut Cookie Recipe
Walnut Cookie Recipe

Walnut Cookies

Prep Time 22 min Total Time 22 mins Servings: 46


Healthy cookies are an oxymoron that few will believe, but when you incorporate walnuts into the batter, you bring protein, Omega-3s, and other nutrients into a delicious snack. Glenda’s Farmhouse grows, shells, packages, and sells our wholesome walnuts for families to create quality food.

If you’re looking for a wholesome snack to bake for the kids afternoon treat, consider these walnut cookies.



    1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
    2. Sift the flours, baking powder, and salt into a bowl.
    3. Mix in the walnuts.
    4. Mash the tofu in a separate bowl.
    5. Combine the mashed tofu with the olive oil, brown sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
    6. Fold the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients.
    7. Using ungreased cookie sheets, drop rounded teaspoons of batter.
    8. Bake for 10-12 minutes.


    If your family prefers chocolate chip cookies, adding walnuts brings an enhanced flavor and nutrition to the snack!

    Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

    Total Time: 27 minutes

    Serves: 36


    • 1 ½ cups toasted and chopped walnuts
    • 1 cup (2 sticks) soft, unsalted butter
    • ½ cup sugar
    • 1 ½ cup packed light brown sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 TBSP vanilla extract
    • 3 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
    • ½ tsp salt
    • 2 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


    1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
    2. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
    3. Place walnuts on the cookie sheets.
    4. Bake for 8 minutes.
    5. Take them out of the oven and set aside for future use.
    6. Place butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar in mixer and mix until smooth.
    7. Add eggs and beat well.
    8. Stir in vanilla extract.
    9. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
    11. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients a little bit at a time.
    12. Beat until well combined.
    13. Stir the chocolate chips and walnuts into the batter.
    14. Make 1” balls from the dough and put onto a greased and floured cookie sheet.
    15. Press with a fork to flatten just a bit.
    16. Bake for 11 minutes.
    17. Cool on pan for 2 minutes and then on wire racks.


    With these two recipes for walnut cookies and your supply of Glenda’s Farmhouse walnuts, your next after-school treat will be a raving success!


Nutrition Facts:

  • Calories - 300
  • Total Fat - 26 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.5 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat - 15.5 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat - 6.5 g
  • Sodium - 400 mg
  • Carbohydrates - 14 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6 g
  • Protein - 8 g