Chocolate Chip Walnut Bars

Chocolate Chip Walnut Bars: these little shortbread cookie sticks are delicious. You may need to make TWO batches!

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Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie Bars: delicious shortbread cookie sticks that are perfect for dunking!

I’m obsessed with shortbread cookies. I love the way they melt in your mouth, all buttery and flavorful. On our recent trip to Hawaii we stopped at a Honolulu Cookie Company and tried many samples of their cookies. I was obsessed with the pineapple shaped chocolate chip shortbread cookies.

So much so, that my husband picked us up a carton to enjoy on our LONG 9 hour plane ride home. I’m pretty sure they were devoured before the plane even took off.

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie Bars: delicious shortbread cookie sticks that are perfect for dunking!

I’ve made many shortbread cookies here on the blog, but it’s the ones that are in cookie “sticks” that are my favorite. It’s so easy to make, just use the heel of your hand to press the dough into a large rectangle shape. As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, use a pizza cutter and slice them immediately. Allow the to cool and enjoy!

For today’s recipe, I wanted to recreate those chocolate chip shortbread cookies from Hawaii. And, since I love nuts in my baked goods, I added in some Fisher Walnuts. I chopped them fairly small so the pieces were about the same size as the mini chocolate chips. Best decision ever.

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie Bars: delicious shortbread cookie sticks that are perfect for dunking!

The nuttiness from the walnuts paired with the buttery cookie and the sweet chocolate made a delicious combo! Perfect dunked into a hot cup of coffee. Just be careful. These soften quickly when dunked, so just a quick “dip” is all they need!

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie Bars: delicious shortbread cookie sticks that are perfect for dunking!

Adding nuts to my recipes, whether they are sweet or savory, only enhances them in my opinion. The deep nutty taste it gives to baked goods is my favorite way to kick up the flavor! Are you a nuts in or out kind of person??

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Yield: 30 cookies

Chocolate Chip Walnut Bars

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Delicious Chocolate Chip Walnut Shortbread Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup Fisher Chopped Walnuts, chopped into tiny pieces

Instructions

  1. Line a 15x10-inch baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degree.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with powdered sugar, vanilla and almond extract until creamy. Add in flour and beat until combined. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts.
  3. Drop dough into center of baking sheet, and using the heels of your hand, press dough into a large rectangle. You want the dough to be the same thickness throughout, so keep pressing until you have a rectangle about 12x10-inches and about 1/4-inch thick.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until edges begin to lightly brown. Remove from oven and immediately cut into strips using a pizza cutter. Cool completely and store in an airtight container for up to 5 days. ENJOY.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

30

Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 144Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 2g

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 Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars: pecans in the crust and the cookie layer add a depth of nutty flavor to these bars!

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 Frosted Chocolate Nut Bars: adding nuts is always a win in my book. Plus frosting on cookies, yes please!

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Caramel Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies: chewy and delicious!

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Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie Bars: delicious shortbread cookie sticks that are perfect for dunking!

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Posted on June 29, 2015

Comments & Reviews

  1. I had to laugh….we demolished a box of those yummy little Honolulu Cookies too on our trip back home!
    Eager to try this recipe.  Allergic to walnuts, but will try some pecans!!
    Love following your site….I think I gain a pound every time you publish!

  2. These look so good! I love walnuts in my cookies and bars. They add such great texture and crunch! 

  3. I LOVE shortbread cookies. They are always a crowd pleaser and they are so easy to make. I love the addition of chocolate chips and walnuts. Walnuts in cookies are my dads favorite so I’m totally going to make him a batch as a surprise 🙂 

    1. We may or may not have sampled numerous varieties before settling on one. The Kona coffee ones were spectacular 🙂

  4. Totally creeped on your Hawaii trip and totally jealous! Looks like you had a great time! And pineapple shaped cookies?! I wouldn’t be able to resist those and I definitely can’t resist the flavor of these cookie bars!

  5. I just shared my last Fisher post of the season today…we’re both ‘nuts’ today 🙂 Sorry, couldn’t help myself. LOL  These look great and I love how easy they are!

  6. There is just something about those buttery cookies that I love too!  Love the nuts and walnuts in your fun little sticks!  These would not last very long here!!!

  7. Oh yes. Yeeesssss. Love these. My morning coffee would be so much better with a couple of these. Or 10.

  8. I’m obsessed with shortbread cookies too — the buttery taste cannot be beat! Wish I had a couple of these with my coffee this morning! 

  9. I’m a BIG fan of shortbread too!!  This look fabulous!  as did your trip to Hawaii!  it’s on our list for our 30th anniversary trip next year 

    Happy Monday!

    1. I’m hoping to get a write up of our vacation with highlights up on the blog soon! It was so amazing, truly a trip of a lifetime! And I’m so thankful we were able to enjoy it with our kids. Now I’m ready to go back with JUST my hubby, haha!

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