Chewy Walnut Cookies

Hello again friends! 

Today we are making Chewy Cookies. They are packed with walnuts and brown sugar and they are addicting. I almost filmed a video reaction of me trying them, but it would have just been 2 minutes of me humming and murmuring at how delicious these are. 

My mom said that she loved them and I noticed in another family cook book that this was the recipe she submitted. So I thought I would give it a go!

You should know, my first attempt was an epic failure. As in the cookies tasted like flour and they were solid like short bread. I literally had to press the dough into the pan like I was pressing pizza dough. My baker senses were tingling when I saw it, but I baked it anyway. 

The fact of the matter is I assumed (I know, I know…) that when Grandma wrote “Sift” it was merely a suggestion…it was not. LOL! 

So, your girl amazon primed a gorgeous, highly rated sifter to her front door and gave it another shot. 

And let me tell you-it was beyond worth it! 

You actually sift the dry ingredients twice. I posted a photo below of how the dough looks when it is in the pan. It is very wet and in order to spread it, I sprayed cooking spray on the back of a spoon to spread it out to the edges. 

The last picture is what it looked like when it came out of the oven before cutting into squares. 

I am telling you, do not sleep on this recipe. It is GOLD. And how awesome is it that the ingredients are minimal? 

Yes, there is 3 eggs, but I promise it is worth using part of your stash…LOL


Click the photos to buy my most favorite jelly-roll pan..and apparently a must-have sifter.

Chewy Walnut Cookies

Chewy Cookies

A delicious, gooey, bar cookie that is packed with walnuts and bursting with flavor.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 3 dozen


  • Jelly Roll Pan
  • Sifter


  • 1 lb brown sugar (2 1/2 cups packed)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 3 cups walnuts chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • SIFT flour, baking soda, and salt. (You MUST sift it. Seriously. You will be tempted to just whisk it or stir it..learn from my sad mistake. Sift it like your life depends on it.)
  • Beat Eggs WELL. (Also very important)
  • Add brown sugar gradually to avoid lumps.
  • SIFT in flour mixture and add nuts (YES, you gotta sift it again)
  • Mix well.
  • Bake in greased jelly roll pan at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • Cut into squares.
Keyword Bar Cookie, Chewy Bar Cookies, Chewy Brown Sugar Cookie, Chewy Cookies, Walnut Cookies
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