Black Walnut Cookies

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My dad has been talking about black walnuts for years. He loves them. A few years back, he really wanted some homemade black walnut cookies. So, I went on a search in the Pittsburgh area and could not find them. We found some chocolate that had them in it, so I bought that. Then, I sort of forgot about it.

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Well, until yesterday. I stopped at Giant Eagle to get some pickles for the dinner that I will share with you next week. As I was walking through the store, I paused to read a text message. When I looked down, a little plastic bag caught my eye. It said “raw black walnut pieces”. I immediately called my dad and asked him how many bags he wanted. So, we are now the proud owner of 3 bags of black walnuts.

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The first bag went into this cookie recipe. These cookies have oat flour in them which makes them have a toothless to them that chocolate chip cookies do not have, but not the density of an oatmeal cookie. It compliments the black walnuts well. I will be delivering the cookies to my parents today so my dad can enjoy them over the next month.

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Black Walnut Cookies

by Jessica

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8-12 minutes

Keywords: bake dessert cookie


Ingredients (2-3 dozen cookies)

  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 ounces black walnuts, toasted


Place the oat meal in the food processor or blender. Blend into a fine flour.

In a large bowl with a mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars together until fluffy. Add the egg and the vanilla. Blend to combine. Add baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, oat flour, and all purpose flour. Mix until combined. Add black walnuts and mix until the walnuts are evenly distributed.

Roll the dough into 24-36 cookie dough balls and place in an airtight container. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Take the cookie dough balls and break in half. Place the broken edge side up. Bake on an ungreased baking sheet for 8-12 minutes. Cool on a cooling rack.

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  1. Michelle’s avatar

    Oh my goodness. I have not had anything made with black walnuts in a long time, but I just love them. These sound yummy! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

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