Brown Sugar Walnut or Pecan Cookies


The Spruce / Diana Rattray

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 36 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
881 Calories
84g Fat
28g Carbs
20g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 36
Amount per serving
Calories 881
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 84g 107%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 86mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 8g 30%
Protein 20g
Calcium 139mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These brown sugar cookies are filled with crunchy, delicious walnuts or pecans. They are made with chopped walnuts and a walnut half on each cookie.


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup walnuts or pecans (chopped)
  • Dash salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (for sprinkling on cookies)
  • 36 walnut (or pecan) halves

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat oven to 375 F.

  2. Cream butter and sugar together until light; add vanilla and eggs; beat well.

  3. Dissolve soda in milk; add to the creamed mixture with the flour, salt and chopped walnuts or pecans. Blend well.

  4. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto a lightly greased baking sheet then sprinkle granulated sugar over cookies and put a walnut or pecan half on each one.

  5. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly browned.

  6. Serve and enjoy!