Maple walnut cookies combine maple and walnuts for the ultimate Canadian cookie that is buttery and sweet with a little crunch.

maple walnut cookies

I can’t be the only one craving cookies like crazy these days, can I? These maple walnut cookies are an old favourite of mine, and I think they will quickly become a favourite of yours too. I actually created this cookie recipe about three years ago, and my best friend just reminded me about them over the holidays. You know you develop too many recipes when you forget about an absolutely delicious and perfect maple walnut cookie. These cookies are sweetened with brown sugar and maple syrup, the chopped walnuts add some crunch and there is a little bit of unsweetened coconut in here to give them that extra little “je ne sais quoi”.

It’s been so cold the past couple of weeks that all I’ve been wanting to do is bake and eat whatever treats I have made. I’ve been making a ton of granola (a new recipe will be coming your way soon) and of course, indulging in some cookies. It took me a while to decide what I would make for this post, but in the end, I felt like no one would complain about a chewy and sweet cookie at a baby shower. Right? It’s time for another celebration, and today we’re celebrating Jan from Family Bites because she’s having a baby! I always love participating in these virtual baby showers for friends, but I never know what I should “bring” to these showers

maple walnut cookies

We’ve got such a wonderful, talented community of bloggers up here in the great white north, and we’ve all come together to celebrate Jan and her new baby boy! Be sure to check out all of the other posts which are linked at the bottom of this post.

Yields 32

Maple Walnut Cookies

20 minPrep Time

12 minCook Time

32 minTotal Time

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  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add egg, maple syrup and vanilla to butter and sugar and continue mixing.
  4. In two additions, add in dry ingredients.
  5. Stir in chopped walnuts and coconut.
  6. Using a small cookie scoop, scoop onto baking sheet and Bake for 10-12 minutes, switching sheets halfway through.
  7. Allow to cool on baking sheet for a few minutes before removing to a cooling rack. Continue with remaining batter.

 A Canadian Virtual Baby Shower

We’re celebrating Jan of Family Bites today and the impending arrival of her baby boy!

Let me know if you give these maple walnut cookies a try in the comments below.