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Easy to make crunchy, buttery cookies loaded with the goodness of walnuts.

COOKIES, COOKIES, COOKIES are so yummy. Fresh out of the oven and into my tummy.
This jingle resonates in my head every time I bake a fresh batch of cookies and the twinkle in the eyes of my little girl reminds me of my childhood days. Oh, how I loved cookies! Nothing much has changed though, I love cookies even now. But wait, isn't that all of us?
Who doesn't love cookies especially when they are homemade? I always bake my cookies at home because they are healthier and I don't have to worry about the quality aspect. I can bake them to my liking, whether I want it chewy or crunchy. I can add my favorite fillings, toppings, and shape them as I want.
But now for me, the best part is that I can involve my little one in the baking activity. If you are a mom trust me baking with your kid is the most rewarding experience ever. It is all so much fun! There is no reason why I should buy cookies from the store and neither should you!
Homemade cookies are as good as the ones from the bakery if not more. The recipe is so simple that anyone can make them. I bet you will never again buy cookies from the store if you make them at home using my recipe.
Being a self-proclaimed food sleuth, I couldn't resist digging a bit to trace the origins of this amazing thing called cookies. Aren't you intrigued too?


Persia being the first country to cultivate sugar, the first known cookies were made by the Persians in the 7th century. However, back then the status of cookies was far from what it is today. They were merely used as testers to check if the oven temperature was apt for baking a cake. Instead of ruining the entire cake batter, this was an effective way to test things out.

How and when the cookie established itself as a baked treat worthy of its own name is not clear. But, some food historians believe that cookies were popularized in the Netherlands. They named the tester cakes as koekje (a cake is koek in Dutch) and started baking them into small, dry hard-textured sweet treats much like the present-day cookies. Gradually, these cookies gained popularity all over the world. By the end of the 14th century, every cookbook was thronged with recipes of cookies.


Cookies were introduced to America in the 1600s by the English and Dutch immigrants. In England, cookies are popularly known as referred to biscuits, or tea cakes, or specifically as jumbal or macaroon. In Spain, they are known as galletas. Germans call them keks or plzchen while in Italy they are identified by different names like amaretti and biscotti.


The walnut cookies are utterly delicious and the easiest to make. You need very few ingredients and minimum baking skills to make these. Just follow the simple steps outlined below to bake these crunchy delights.

These cookies are buttery, crunchy, and loaded with the goodness of walnuts.

Adults and kids love these cookies alike and it takes less than an hour to make them.


The most basic baking ingredients are needed to make these cookies. The only additional thing is the chopped walnut. But you can use any other nuts of your choice or you can simply skip them for a basic cookie.

Here is what you need:

All-purpose flour
Brown Sugar
Vanilla Extract
Chopped walnuts


Follow the simple 3 step procedure to make the perfect walnut cookies:

Form a soft dough with all the ingredients.

Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place them on a cookie sheet.

Bake in a preheated oven at 375F for 8-10 mins until edges start browning. Let them stand for 8 more minutes before serving.


This is a basic cookie which you can easily modify to your liking. Here are some suggestions:
You may skip the nuts altogether for a basic tea cookie.
You may substitute walnuts with any nuts of your choice.
You may use oatmeal flour for a chewy cookie.

You may dip one half of the baked cookies in molten chocolate and allow to cool for a chocolatey cookie.
You may add some desiccated coconut to the dough for a very different flavor.


How can I make these cookies gluten-free?

For making gluten-free cookies you can swap the all-purpose flour with oatmeal flour, almond flour, or any other gluten-free flour. The rest of the recipe would remain the same.

Why are my cookies so soft after baking for the prescribed time?

Fresh out of the oven, the cookies may be a little soft at the center and that is absolutely normal. You have to allow the cookies to stand for 5-10 minutes for them to firm up. Overcooking can result in very brittle cookies which is not desirable either.

Why does my cookie get harder in a couple of days?

As the cookie gets stale, the moisture content in it reduces making it hard and crumbly. This is a common phenomenon with all sweet treats like cakes and muffins. If you leave them for longer they become harder.

How can I soften hard cookies?

Cookies harden due to loss of moisture. If by some means the moisture can be restored the cookies will soften. The best way to do it is as follows:

In an airtight jar, place a fresh slice of bread.  

Store the cookies in this jar sealing the lid properly.  

Leave for at least 6-8 hours. 

Your cookies will come out soft by soaking up all the moisture from the bread.

How can I make this cookie without egg?

As a substitute for an egg, you can use a mixture of 2 tbsp of water, 1 tsp vegetable oil, and 2 tsp of baking powder.

You can also just use half a cup of vegetable oil instead of an egg.

Banana, applesauce, and flax seeds also work as substitutes for eggs.


Cookies are great as quick bites, snacks, or breakfast. Enjoy the cookies with a cup of steaming hot tea, coffee, or milk.

Better still simply keep them on your countertop and watch them disappear!


You can store cookies in an airtight container for 5-7 days.

You can freeze them as well. Remember to cool down the cookies completely before freezing them. Store in a ziplock bag and stash in the freezer. They will stay good for up to 2 months.

Thaw the frozen cookies when you are ready to eat them.



Yield: 35
Author: The GradChef
Prep time: 10 MCook time: 10 MTotal time: 20 M
Easy to make crunchy, buttery cookies loaded with the goodness of walnuts.


  • 1 & 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 raw egg
  • 1 cup chopped walnut
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Preheat oven at 375F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl whisk together butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla essence.
  3. Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt into the mixing bowl.
  4. Mix into a soft dough.
  5. Add the chopped walnuts.
  6. Shape dough into small round balls and place on a greased cookie sheet ensuring that no two balls are too close to each other.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges start browning.
  8. Allow cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 8 minutes.
  9. Bring to room temperature and serve.
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