This cookie is definitely going on the remake list! It is a wonderful honey-walnut cookie that tastes spectacular! My husband had requested these cookies once after having a disappointing experience with the actual Baklava dessert because it was too sticky and all the flavors were kind of mushed together, and he had said ‘you should make a cookie that tastes like baklava’ and so here they are-the recipe is an adaptation of about 3 different recipes i found, and are husband & friend approved 🙂
- 2 3/4 Cups Flour
- 2 Cups Sugar
- 1 1/2 Cups chopped walnuts
- 1 Tsp each Cinnamon and Baking Soda
- 1 1/4 Cup Butter at room temp
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- Glaze/drizzle: 1/2 cup honey use filtered honey, not raw or unfiltered-like the kind you find in a little bear
- 2 tbs vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbs butter
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- For the cookies: Beat butter and sugar until creamed, add in eggs, vanilla and combine, then add all the remaining cookie ingredients.
- Preheat oven to 350, on parchment paper lined cookie sheets roll dough into 1 inch balls, then flatten on sheet a little and bake for 10-12 minutes. These cookies can easily be over baked without looking over baked, and they are actually really good a little softer (but also have a good crunch) so take out of the oven after 10-12 minutes!
- For the glaze, melt all ingredients except nuts in a small sauce pan whisking constantly. When it starts to come to a slow boil, remove from heat, stir in walnuts, and let sit for 10-15 minutes to cool down a little bit.
- When cookies are done, transfer them to cookie sheet, and then drizzle with a spoon a little bit of the glaze on each cookie and enjoy!
The cookie dough-it is a little crumbly the cookies with the glaze
the finished cookies waiting to be eaten!
Susan Snow says
I made them & used homemade vodka based vanilla in the glaze. It was too strong, I think, or maybe 2 tbsp is too much? Otherwise positively gourmet scrumptious! Thank you for this great recipe!
Thank you so much for the feedback, glad you liked the cookies! Perhaps the homemade vodka based vanilla was a little stronger in flavor than store bought ‘vanilla extract’? I’m thinking that might be it because with all the honey one can’t really taste the store bought vanilla too strongly. Next time I’d definitely cut it to 1 tbs vanilla and taste it before adding the second tablespoon. Thank you again so much for your comment!!
Jason Miller says
Can you freeze these?
Yes, you could freeze these (I’ve never tried it but cookies in general freeze really well!
These look great! Cant wait to try
Thanks Stacy, I bet they’ll be amazing when you make them 🙂
eric rivera says
i honestly have never had these cooikies but like andrew zimmern always says if it looks good try it!!
Oh why thank you for the nice comment Eric! I think Andrew Zimmern would definitely give these cookies a try 🙂
Georgia N. says
Ok…I have to say that I am intrigued!! I’m greek and I feel like I HAVE to try these!!
haha Georgia, you definitely HAVE to try these, they’re really good and easy to make, thanks for the comment!
Lauren V says
Sweetphi, I wanted to report back on my results! These cookies are amazing!! I loved them, and they were very easy to make! Just a quick note, for anyone who uses raw honey, I had a strong, completely raw and unfiltered honey, and it didn’t taste quite right. Definitely use filtered, processed honey, because the glaze tastes like honey, and it will change the flavor. Thanks again!
Thanks for letting me know how they turned out Lauren, much appreciated! I’m glad the cookies were amazing!! I’m definitely going to add that comment about not using raw honey for others 🙂 thanks again!
Victoria Cortinas says
I’ve never heard of baklava cookies, but they look tasty. I think I might give these a try. Thanks for posting. 🙂
Thanks for the comment Victoria, I think you’ll love them, they are definitely tasty!
md kennedy says
Sounds awesome! I love Baklava but it is such work with the phyllo. I’ll have to try these and see if my Greek husband likes them.
I totally agree-phyllo is SO difficult to work with! These little delicious cookies leave all the hard stuff out but taste amazing! Hope you enjoy!
Sheila A. says
baklava is one o my all time fav deserts! making it into a cookie form sounds even better…can’t wait try this one..ty for sharing!
Oh, my! These sound heavenly! I adore a good baklava, so much so that on my birthday it is our tradition to try a new Greek restaurant, if possible, just so I can eat birthday baklava. I must try these! Thanks for sharing it!
Thanks for the comment Lilah, what an awesome story, hope you enjoy the cookies, I think you’ll find once you make them once, you’ll be making them over and over.
“A cookie that tastes like baklava” is genius!
I’ve always been nervous about making Baklava, these looks so easy and good, thank you for sharing
I was always skeptical too-not wanting to mess around will all the phyllo dough. These cookies are delicious and easy, I think you’ll really enjoy them. Thanks for the comment!
Lauren V says
How much sugar? I don’t see that in the ingredients, am I missing it? Thx!
Hi Lauren-It is 2 cups sugar-it shows up right under the Flour, is it not showing up on your end?
Lauren V says
Oh, thank you, I see it on the post, but when I printed it, it just shows flour and then walnuts!
Oh no! I printed it and the same thing happened! Then I went back into the post,deleted the sugar and added it again, tried printing and viola, there it was! So thank you for pointing that out, hopefully it is fixed now, so odd that that happened.
Lauren V says
I would never, ever attempt baklava, but I adore it!! These might be my holiday treat for friends this year!! Although, maybe I should make something I don’t like quite as much 😉
Hahahah Lauren, with these little beauties you won’t ever have to attempt to make baklava, but you can make one stunning and tasty little cookie!
Marion Scharf says
I love Baklava and I too attempted to make it ONCE! It took hours to do and ended up a sticky mess, tasty but certainly not the pretty little bite sized bits I was expecting to create. I buy it from a specialty store now. These on the other hand look simple enough that I could make them! I cannot wait to try this recipe.
Thanks for the comment Marion, these are definitely worth trying! They have all the amazing flavor, but none of the mess!
Dawn Cavenee says
I’ve got to try this!!
Thanks for the comment Dawn, these were soooo good! I think you will not be disappointed 🙂