Sunday, October 4, 2009

Honey Walnut Cookies



So these are my first cookies in Germany! Things are a little bit limited right now, like I said my baking supplies have not yet arrived. But I bought a simple little hand mixer at the super market and for now it's doing a great job.

I was in the mood of making something with honey, cookies, because I don't have any cake pans right now. These cookies are very cake like and bake exactly like you drop them (meaning the stay round and don't spread), they have a very distinct honey flavor- paired with walnuts they are perfect.

soft and cakey...



Honey Walnut Cookies:

11o gr (1/2 cup) butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 200°.
Combine the butter, sugar, honey, egg vanilla extract in a bowl. Beat until creamy. In another bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and baking soda. Add the butter mixture into the flour mixture and mix well, add chopped nuts. Place spoonfuls of batter on a baking tray and bake for 10-12 minutes. Let the cookies cool for a minute before you transfer them to a wire rack.

Based on the recipe of Chow Times


P.S:
If anybody has some lighting tips for me I would love to hear them. I am used to sunny Israel where natural lighting is no problem, so now in Germany I'm facing lighting problems I never had to deal with before.

14 comments:

  1. Perfect winter cookies....

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  2. these cookies look yummy . honey and walnuts are so good !

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  3. They look yummy indeed.

    As for lighting - I have set up a light box, a plastic container, large sheet of white card and 3 lamps with day light bulbs. Works pretty well for me :)

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  4. They have a muffin kind of finish and look moist and dense and delish.

    I am no good at lightling... so I will stop by again to read the other people's comments!

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  5. i love honey & walnuts together! I always make caramelized nuts this way... I love your blog! I'm so glad I found it! I'll be back often :)
    -Mini Baker

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  6. Lovely cookies!
    I adore my Lowel Ego Light. You can get it on Amazon! Here is my post about it
    http://thehungryhousewife.blogspot.com/2008/08/lowel-ego-lightlove-it.html

    Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my Halloween cookies!

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  7. These look great! I love a change from the everyday chocolate chip cookie. I live in The Netherlands and deal with the dark gloomy days so as of tomorrow I will have a lightbox..lol You can make them yourself out of cardboard boxes..I would google a handmade version of it and see if you can make oe yourself.

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  8. Honey and walnuts sound like such a great combination. I can't wait to try these for myself.

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  9. Mmm being Greek, I love honey and walnuts! These cookies sound so delicious!

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  10. Lovely snaps! Those sure do look delish xxx

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  11. I say yes to sugar cookies - I was going to make some next week, but I am going to hold off for a little while longer.

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  12. I made a demo batch last night to taste test & such and mine turned out flat as crepes! I admit I used whole wheat pastry flour as I was out of All Purpose but could this have caused a complete elimination of "cake like"-ness? Help! These are intended to go to a function on Friday night and I've got to find something to serve! Thank you so much! Juliane

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  13. Hey there Juliane!

    I'm sure the problem is in the flour, not only did you use whole wheat but german flour has it's differences to american so that could've been the problem. I suggest you use a different recipe....

    Here's a delicious Martha Stewart recipe:
    http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/honey-walnut-coins

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog, sorry the cookies didn't turn out well, good luck with the next batch!

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