Yield: 30 cookies

Chocolate Chip Walnut Bars

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

Chocolate Chip Walnut Bar are shortbread cookie sticks full of nutty chocolate goodness. They're so delicious you might want to go ahead and make two batches; they're impossible to resist!


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspooon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts


  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 ¼-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.


  • Traditional shortbread cookie option: If you prefer to make these into a classic cookie shape, roll the dough into a log and wrap it with saran wrap. Let it chill for 30 minutes, then slice into thin disks (about ¼ inch thick). Bake the cookies for about 13 minutes or until the edges are just lightly brown.
  • Use soft butter. Cold butter is hard to work with and will change the texture of the cookie bars. Leave the butter on the counter for 20 - 30 minutes before making the dough and your cookies will turn out with the perfect melt-in-your-mouth crumb!
  • Toast the nuts for best flavor and texture!
  • These bars come out lightly crispy. If you want crunchier shortbread bars, you can leave them in the oven for an additional couple of minutes. Just keep a close eye on them; there's nothing sadder than burned shortbread!
  • How do you store these shortbread bars? Once fully cooled, transfer the bars to an airtight container and store at room temperature for up to 5 days.
  • Can you freeze shortbread cookie bars? Yes, both the cookies and the dough freeze beautifully. You can make the dough ahead of time, press into a rectangle and freeze. No need to thaw, just transfer the dough to the pan and add a few more minutes of baking time.
  • Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:

    1 cookie

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

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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