Maple Walnut Cookies


Maple walnut cookies! Invite fall season with this intense cookie to your home. If you love maple and walnuts, this cookie is for you. Unfortunately, it is not that common in Germany to eat cookies all year round, but now with temperature dropping and days getting shorter, even here in Germany cookies are being baked more often and the oven turned on. So even in Europe we finally have no excuse, turn on your oven and make these maple walnut cookies!


These cookies follow the traditional steps for cookies. First you cream the butter, then you add the sugar, make sure they are mixed well, add egg and maple syrup before you mix in the dry ingredients. There only is one down-side to these cookies: you do need to chill them as otherwise they will spread too much. But once you put the cookies in the oven, oh, this smell, it si sooo divine! It reminds me of the maple tree forests in Canada, just this maple flavor, it is so good.

Ahorn-Walnuss-CookiesIf you manage to keep a few cookies for the next day, you will realize the maple flavor gets more intense. For me as a chocolate lover it’s seldom I will say that a cookie is delish. You know, if it doesn’t contain chocolate chips or chocolate. But these cookies do past the test. Invite the cookie monster to a treat with these maple walnut cookies.

Ahorn-Walnuss-CookiesCredit: Slightly adapted from Sally’s baking addiction

Maple Walnut Cookies

Serves: About 20, depending on size
Prep Time: 15min + 1 hr chilling Cooking Time: 12-13min

These maple walnut cookies have an intensive maple flavor and combine nicely with crunchy walnuts. After one hour of chilling you will bite into a soft cookie with crispy edges.


  • 115 grams of butter, at room temperature
  • 100 grams of brown sugar
  • 1 egg, size L
  • 90 grams of maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, see here how to make your own
  • 290 grams of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • 100 grams of chopped walnuts



Cream the butter for about two minutes, then add the sugar ad cream further for two minutes. Add the egg, maple syrup and vanilla extract and mix together until thoroughly combined. Add flour, baking soda, and salt and only mix until combined. Chop the walnuts and fold in, reserve a few for topping. Chill for about one hour in the fridge.


Then preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Take about 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough for each cookie, first roll into a ball, then flatten a little. Press additional chopped walnuts onto the top if desired. Bake for about 12-13 minutes. Let cool completely.


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  • Reply
    Thursday January 9th, 2020 at 05:10 PM

    I would love to make these cookies, but don’t know how to convert to cups and ounces.

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      Thursday January 9th, 2020 at 06:11 PM

      Monica, check the original recipe right above and you can use google to convert. As a little tip, using a kitchen scale will definitely give you more consistent results and you will have less to wash 😉

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    Monday July 26th, 2021 at 07:18 PM

    Can you make this recipe in cups? I already tried looking it up on google but it just gives me articles and I don’t have a kitchen scale please make this recipe in cups. It would make it way more simple for people who only know how to use cups.

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      Monday July 26th, 2021 at 07:39 PM

      Hi Rosie, a kitchen scale costs about the same as a set of cups, it really isn’t expensive and I can only recommend getting one, it is so much more accurate and there is less to wash. Apart from that you can convert the amounts, a lot of sites offer this.

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    Tuesday October 12th, 2021 at 03:12 AM

    Thank you for using scale measurements. I’ve gotten to the point where I seek out recipes that use scales because the recipe turns out so much better.

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      Tuesday October 12th, 2021 at 06:37 AM

      I do agree, so much more accurate!

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