Maple Walnut Cookies

You might remember in my last post I told you that I have quite a few must try recipes. It’s true. There is a stack of recipes in my pantry where I keep most of my cookbooks, AND on the side of my bed, I have a basket with all types of reading material; half read novels, cooking magazines, cookbooks, and lots of loose paper with recipes.

It ‘s getting out of hand, so I started to organize by re evaluating if I was still inspired by the recipe or if it should be tossed. I didn’t get very far with purging, because as soon as I saw these Maple Walnut Cookies, I had to bake them!  These little hearty cookies are a perfect blend of maple and walnuts, and the creamy frosting is packed with flavor. I bet they’ll stop you in your tracks too!

Maple Walnut Cookies

I shared the recipe right away on The Foodie Affair’s Facebook page, because I teased you with a picture of them and I felt you could smell the deliciousness of them through the picture.

Maple Walnut Cookies
Maple Walnut Cookies

I didn’t make these cookies back in December when I first saw them because I didn’t have the maple flavoring that the recipe required.  Well, hello! I’ve had the extract stashed in my spice drawer!  I used it in these Milk Chocolate Maple Bacon Cookies that I made for my dad for Father’s Day.

I felt like I won the baking lottery! Yippee, I have all the ingredients 🙂

Maple Walnut Cookies

This recipe was in our newspaper during the holidays. Created by Mary Carter, a food writer in Nashville, Tennessee.

A hand holding Maple Walnut Cookies

Maple Walnut Cookies

The flavor of maple and walnuts combined are a match made in heaven! Delicious alone, but the frosting is fantastic!
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: maple walnut cookies, walnut cookie recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 5 1/2 dozen
Calories: 130kcal
Author: Sandra @ The Foodie Affair


  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 1- cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 ½ cups self-rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups walnut coarsely chopped (more for garnishing-optonal)
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons maple flavoring
  • 4-6 tablespoons milk


  • Preheat oven to 350°F degrees, line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Combine butter through maple flavoring until combined. In a separate bowl, whisk flours and salt together. Add flours 1 cup at a time. Stir in walnuts.
  • Using a small cookie scoop, put dough on prepared cooking sheets. Bake for 10-13 minutes or until cookies start to turn golden. Remove from oven and let cool.
  • Mix icing ingredients until smooth. Add milk according to desired texture. Makes 5 ½ dozen.


I doubled the icing from the original recipe. Store in an air tight container.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g


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Maple Walnut Cookies
Frosted Maple Walnut Cookies
Ahhh, cookies with a maple creamy frosting!

I love the convenience of using self-rising flour! The cookie dough can be whipped quicker when you don’t have to measure out the leavening agents.

Hugs Sandra Signature

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  1. Pinned!!! Yum-a-rama!! I have a stack piled next to my bed, too! It’s actually my goal not to purge, but to glue them into composition books for use because I love recipes!!! What a good find, Sandra!! I did se these when you shared them on Facebook and am so glad you posted them in two places! Trying to get caught up on things… 🙂