Try These Whole Wheat Walnut Cookies To Amp Up Your Tea Time
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Every now and then when family members put dry fruits in front of you to snack on in the evening, you probably still want your cookies. The sweet and crunchy treats pair perfectly with a steaming cup of tea. Now, if you want to please them but want to satisfy your tastebuds as well, bake these healthier cookies at home. Cookies baked at home taste better than those purchased in stores and are healthier since they have lesser added sugar. Just make cookies using whole wheat flour rather than refined flour (maida) and add some dried fruits.

9 Tips To Make The Best Walnut Cookies At Home

  • Quality Ingredients: Use high-quality whole wheat flour, fresh walnuts, good-quality butter, and pure vanilla extract for the best flavour.
  • Room Temperature Ingredients: Ensure that your butter and eggs are at room temperature before starting. This helps in achieving the right texture and consistency in the dough.
  • Proper Mixing: Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. This incorporates air into the mixture, resulting in a lighter cookie texture.
  • Don't Overmix: Once you add the dry ingredients (whole wheat flour, baking soda, salt), mix until just combined. Overmixing can lead to tough cookies.
  • Chill the Dough: After mixing the dough, chill it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. This helps in firming up the dough and prevents excessive spreading while baking.
  • Evenly-Sized Cookies: Use a cookie scoop or spoon to ensure that your cookies are evenly sized. This ensures they bake uniformly.
  • Baking Temperature and Time: Preheat your oven to the correct temperature as per your recipe. Bake the cookies until they are lightly golden brown around the edges. They will continue to firm up as they cool on the baking sheet.
  • Cooling: Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. This helps them set properly.
  • Storage: Store the cooled cookies in an airtight container to maintain their freshness and texture.

Whole Wheat Walnut Cookies Recipe

Here's an easy recipe that you can follow to create these yummy delights:


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  • Preheat the oven at 175°C/350°F. Put parchment paper on one baking sheet.
  • The whole wheat flour, baking soda, and salt should all be combined in a medium-sized bowl. Keep it aside.
  • The softened butter, brown sugar, and white sugar should be combined in a different, large bowl and beaten until frothy.
  • Once the butter and sugar are combined, add the egg and vanilla extract. Blend until well mixed.
  • When the wet components are almost incorporated, gradually add the dry flour mixture and stir. Don't whisk too much.
  • Once the walnuts are spread equally, fold them into the cookie dough.
  • For around thirty minutes, refrigerate the dough.
  • Leave room between each cookie so that they may spread out as you divide out the dough onto the baking sheet using a cookie scoop or spoon.
  • For 10 to 12 minutes, or until the sides are just beginning to turn golden brown, bake in a preheated oven.
  • Take the cookies out of the oven and let them rest for a few minutes on the baking sheet, then move them to a wire rack to cool down entirely.
  • Enjoy your homemade whole wheat walnut cookies with a glass of tea, coffee, or your favourite hot beverage.