So guys, here’s the deal. I’ve posted the recipe for my fav high-altitude chocolate chip cookies before, and it truly is awesome. Today, I’m sharing a re-vamp of the recipe with toasted walnuts added and some pretty new pictures. Sometimes an old recipe just needs a face-lift.
How to Make High-Altitude Chocolate Chip Cookies
These cookies come together like most chocolate chip cookies- we’re starting with butter, sugar, and brown sugar, and then adding in our eggs and vanilla, followed by the dry ingredients.
In this case, the dry ingredients include some cornstarch, which helps contribute to a chewy texture! This dough is very thick, so if you have a stand mixer, now is a good time to use it. And give it time to really come together in the mixture- it may look too dry at first, but it’ll come together!
Cookies, along with fall, just make me feel warm and cozy inside. I think we can all agree that fresh baked chocolate chip cookies have a hold on our hearts, and this recipe has a pinch of cinnamon for added warmth and overall coziness.
Once your dough is all mixed in, add your chocolate chips and optionally some chopped walnuts for a classic combo! Then scoop them out onto your baking sheet!
I actually typically don’t like nuts in cookies, or like, anything. But every once in a while, a good chocolate chip walnut cookie just sounds right. This recipe has the addition of cornstarch, which helps keep the cookies chewy and awesome.
Tips & Tricks for High-Altitude Chocolate Chip Cookies
These cookies are a classic, and I’ve got a few times to make sure they come out beautifully for you too!
- Use the chocolate that you love here! I really love a dark chocolate somewhere around 60%, and a chopped chocolate bar or two is a great substitute for chips!
- Use any nuts you like, or leave them out entirely. Chopped walnuts, pecans, or even pistachios are a super yummy addition.
- The dough is really thick and it can take some time to really come together, so give it a few minutes of mixing. This is a recipe that I definitely recommend an electric mixer for.
- Don’t over bake the cookies. After all, who doesn’t like a gooey chocolate chip cookie? Plus they continue to set after they come out of the oven.
Other Great Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes
These are a pretty classic version of the classic cookie, but there’s tons of other great options that are high-altitude-friendly! Here are my favs:
- Small-Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Salty Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Thick, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Chewy Vegan Chocolate Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies
I hope you guys love this recipe for high-altitude chocolate chip cookies as much as I do, enjoy!
Classic Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies
- 4 cups flour
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups softened butter
- 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbs. vanilla
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped toasted walnuts
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and line two baking sheets with parchment or non-stick sheet.
In a medium bowl, stir the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat together the butter and both sugars until fluffy.
Beat in the eggs and vanilla until smooth.
Slowly add in the flour mixture until well combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
Scoop large 2 tablespoon-fulls onto your baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until edges are slightly golden.
Hello and welcome! My name is Nicole, and Dough-eyed is a food blog for people who want to bake for their family and friends in high-altitude areas. Think of me as a friendly voice there with you in the kitchen, here to give you confidence when you’re baking, and to help you with the struggles of baking at high-altitude. Come back every week for new recipes, tips, and advice on high-altitude baking!
Louise Vance says
Are any adjustments needed if you omit the walnuts.
Hi there! No adjustments needed for that!
These cookies tasted like flour instead of delicious sweet cookies.
I'm sorry to hear these cookies didn't work out for you! They are one of my personal favorites, we make them quite often. I'd be happy to help troubleshoot with you- feel free to email me at email@example.com.
sue Cole says
I thought these tasted cake-y. Someone else said flour-y. I agree
Best recipe I found for baking at altitude! I omit cinnamon and nuts but add more chocolate chips. I like to freeze already portioned out and make a few at a time. They turn out perfect every time. Overall great recipe!