Honey Walnut Cookies

Author: Canadian Living

A cookie just isn't Greek unless it combines honey and walnuts. These cookies are perfect for a potluck because you can make and freeze them well ahead of time. Paired with a cup of strong Greek coffee, they really satisfy a sweet tooth.

  • Portion size 28 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2002

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon liquid honey
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted cake and pastry flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnut
  • 28 walnut halves
  • 2 tablespoons icing sugar
Syrup:
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons liquid honey

Method

In large bowl, whisk together oil, orange juice, granulated sugar, cinnamon and liquid honey.

In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and baking soda. Add to oil mixture; sprinkle with chopped walnuts. Stir to combine. Roll by level tablespoonfuls (15 mL) into balls; place on parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Top each with 1 walnut half; press firmly into dough.

Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven until bottoms are golden, about 20 minutes.

Syrup: Meanwhile, in saucepan, bring 3/4 cup (175 mL) water, granulated sugar and honey to boil.

Remove cookies from oven. Using slotted spoon, dip hot cookies, 1 at a time, into syrup. Let cool completely on rack set over baking sheet or waxed paper. Sprinkle with icing sugar. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container; store for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

Nutritional facts <b>Per cookie:</b> about

  • Sodium 25 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 135.0
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 15 g

%RDI

  • Iron 6.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 6.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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