Soft + Chewy Chocolate Chip Sprouted Walnut Cookies

Last Updated on May 22, 2024 by Gabby Hatten

What’s more comforting than a soft, chewy chocolate chip cookie with a cold glass of milk? A chocolate chip cookie that has sprouted nuts for extra flavor! Aside from the flavor and texture profile, did you know sprouted nuts have a slew of health benefits?

Where to Source Your Ingredients

I source about 95% of my pantry staples from Thrive Market, but you can check your local farmers markets and health food stores for sprouted nuts. For this recipe, you need:

  • chocolate chips
  • sprouted walnuts
  • vanilla extract
  • almond extract
  • flour
  • butter
  • egg
  • baking powder
  • sugar
  • brown sugar

What is a Sprouted Nut and What are the Benefits?

A sprouted nut is simply the process of taking a raw nut, and soaking in water until it begins to sprout. The nuts are then dried or dehydarated. Per healthline, most commercial sprouted nuts have only gone through the first phase of germination, which lasts 3-12 hours.

Similar to sprouted grains, it is believed that sprouted nuts have benefits such as improved digestion, more protein and fiber, increased antioxidants, and more. However unlike sprouted grains, there is not nearly as much scientific research on the topic.

In my household, we do have some digestive sensitivities and actually had to cut out all nuts until I learned about sprouted nuts. Now I can only go off my personal experience, but it has made a great difference and we are back to being able to enjoy nuts in our diet.

Recipe Tips

  • It’s best to use softened butter, but if you forgot to leave it out to soften you can simply pop in the microwave for about 30 seconds. It should not be fully melted but very soft.
  • While I use my stand mixer with whisk attachment, you can absolutely use a mixing bowl and whisk just the same.
  • For best shaping results, I like to use an icecream scooper.

Chocolate Chip + Sprouted Walnut Cookies

A delicious twist on a comforting classic. These chocolate chip and sprouted walnut cookies are soft, slightly chewy, and oh so delicious with a glass of cold milk. Enjoy!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Serving Size 22 cookies

Equipment

  • stand mixer
  • mixing bowls
  • whisk
  • icecream scoop

Ingredients

  • 3 C flour all purpose
  • 16 tbsp salted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1-1½ cup chocolate chips
  • ½-1 cup sprouted walnuts chopped

Instructions

  • Add butter and sugar to the bowl of your stand mixer. Whisk until combined.
  • Next, add your eggs and extracts. Mix until just combined, do not over mix.
  • Low speed, slowly add your flour and baking powder until almost combined. It should be a rough dough.
  • Lastly, add your choclate chips and chopped walnuts. While you can mix via the mixer, I recommend to mix by hand for this step.
  • optional: let chill in refrigerater before baking. this helps keep the shape in tact.
  • Prepare your cookie sheet with parchment paper. Using an icecream scooper, lay no more than 8 cookies at a time. You do not want to overcrowd when baking.
  • Bake at 350℉ for 10-13 minutes. Let cool on wire rack. Enjoy!

Notes

This recipe yields 20-23 cookies if using an icecream scooper. If you want a crispier cookie, flatten the scoops and bake for 9-11 minutes.

Author Profile

Gabby Hatten
Gabby Hatten
Hello there, I'm Gabby! I am a mother of three, married to my wonderful husband Marco, and I have a deep passion for simple living, vintage homes, and cooking everything from scratch! Although I grew up in Las Vegas, my husband's military service brought us to the east coast, where we have now made coastal North Carolina our home. While I didn't grow up on a farm, I have always been fascinated by that lifestyle and have dedicated my adult life to learning and embracing those skills, which I am excited to share with all of you!

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