Baklava Cookies

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 🙂

Balava Cookies

Baklava Cookies
 
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Recipe type: Dessert, Cookie
Serves: 36
Ingredients
  • 2¾ Cups Flour
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1½ Cups chopped walnuts
  • 1 Tsp each Cinnamon and Baking Soda
  • 1¼ Cup Butter at room temp
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • Glaze/drizzle: ½ cup honey (use filtered honey, not raw or unfiltered-like the kind you find in a little bear )
  • 2 tbs vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbs butter
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
Instructions
  1. For the cookies: Beat butter and sugar until creamed, add in eggs, vanilla and combine, then add all the remaining cookie ingredients.
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
Baklava cookie ingredients The Ingredients

baklava cookie dough The cookie dough-it is a little crumblyBaklava Cookie the cookies with the glaze

Balava Cookies the finished cookies waiting to be eaten!

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Showing 29 comments
  • Dawn Cavenee
    Reply

    I’ve got to try this!!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Thanks for the comment Dawn, these were soooo good! I think you will not be disappointed 🙂

  • Marion Scharf
    Reply

    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.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Thanks for the comment Marion, these are definitely worth trying! They have all the amazing flavor, but none of the mess!

  • Lauren V
    Reply

    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 😉

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      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!

  • Lauren V
    Reply

    How much sugar? I don’t see that in the ingredients, am I missing it? Thx!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Hi Lauren-It is 2 cups sugar-it shows up right under the Flour, is it not showing up on your end?

      • Lauren V
        Reply

        Oh, thank you, I see it on the post, but when I printed it, it just shows flour and then walnuts!

        • Sweetphi
          Reply

          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.

  • ginette4
    Reply

    I’ve always been nervous about making Baklava, these looks so easy and good, thank you for sharing

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      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!

  • Lindsay
    Reply

    “A cookie that tastes like baklava” is genius!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Thank you!

  • Lilah
    Reply

    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!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      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.

  • Sheila A.
    Reply

    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!

  • md kennedy
    Reply

    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.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      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!

  • Victoria Cortinas
    Reply

    I’ve never heard of baklava cookies, but they look tasty. I think I might give these a try. Thanks for posting. 🙂

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Thanks for the comment Victoria, I think you’ll love them, they are definitely tasty!

  • Lauren V
    Reply

    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!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      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!

  • Georgia N.
    Reply

    Ok…I have to say that I am intrigued!! I’m greek and I feel like I HAVE to try these!!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      haha Georgia, you definitely HAVE to try these, they’re really good and easy to make, thanks for the comment!

  • eric rivera
    Reply

    i honestly have never had these cooikies but like andrew zimmern always says if it looks good try it!!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Oh why thank you for the nice comment Eric! I think Andrew Zimmern would definitely give these cookies a try 🙂

  • Stacy
    Reply

    These look great! Cant wait to try

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Thanks Stacy, I bet they’ll be amazing when you make them 🙂

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