Honey and nuts of any sort go so well together. The sweetness of the honey balances the bitter aftertaste of walnuts. As I have gotten older I find I quite enjoy the taste of raw nuts. But with baked goods I enjoy a toasted nut. The original recipe doesn’t call for toasting the walnuts and I’m sure the cookie would be just as wonderful without doing so. Without eggs in this recipe the cookie is chewy and deliciously dense. Not overly sweet. Perfect for the grown-up sweet tooth.
Honey Walnut Cookies
recipe from Baking Bites
1 cup/132g all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup/48g light brown sugar
1/4 cup/56g neutral oil, I used sunflower oil
1/3 cup/112g honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup chopped walnuts, I toasted mine until fragrant and let sit until cool
Preheat the oven to 350F. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another medium bowl whisk together honey, brown sugar, oil and vanilla extract. Pour liquid ingredients into bowl with dry ingredients. Mix together and use hands if necessary to incorporate all the flour. Stir in walnuts using spatula.
Shape dough into 12 round balls. Place on half sheet pan. Bake for 10 minutes until lighlty browned around edges. Be sure not to over bake these. Cool on baking sheet for a couple of minutes and then transfer to wire rack to cool completely. Enjoyment will be found with these lightly sweetened cookies. Yes madams and sirs.