Soft, Chewy Rosh Hashanah Honey-Walnut Cookies


"This is a GREAT recipe for any honey lovers or for a great cookie for Rosh Hashanah. The honey and walnut flavors together are divine. Yummy, soft and chewy texture, a big hit with kids and everyone else who tries them! Delightful, unique (don't find many cookies that have such a delicious honey flavor) deliciously honey flavored cookie perfect for any time of year. Try it! You'll love it! :)"
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1 h 25 m servings 181 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 181 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 8.2 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.6g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 175 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; mix in the walnuts.
  2. In a separate large bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar together with an electric mixer until fluffy; stir in the honey, vanilla extract, and egg until thoroughly combined. Mix the flour mixture into the wet ingredients just until well combined (don't overmix), and chill the dough for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets, or line with parchment paper.
  4. Scoop up about 1 tablespoon of dough per cookie, and roll into a ball; place onto the prepared baking sheets.
  5. Bake until the cookies are just puffy (or a little bit flat in the middle for a gooey texture), 8 to 10 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on baking sheets for about 5 minutes before removing them to finish cooling on racks.


  • Cook's Note
  • The flavor of buckwheat honey is not good in this.



All the mild sweetness of baklava, but without the stickiness! The dough is about the texture of shortbread when you're scooping it up (and was very hard to resist - okay, so I had a few spoonf...

I made these cookies tonight and they are very good. I cooked them for 12 minutes and thought the cookies turned out perfect. I did put the dough in the fridge for 6 hours. I will be making them...

These really are good if you like honey. They are a bit tricky to determine doneness.

I made this on a massive scale for my youth group for our last Rosh Hashanah feast and they showed their love for it with gusto. Thanks for the recipe!

Easy, yummy, fun. There's nothing more that needs to be said.

The batter definitely has to be refrigerated over night and mixed very well so that it is not runny or your cookies will spread while baking.

I made these with a couple of substitutions: first, I used delicious Vermont grade B maple syrup in place of honey. Second, I subbed in coconut oil for half of the butter. I also added slightly ...

Really loved this cookie. They got a beautiful golden color and were just the right kind of sweetness. Everyone who tried them liked them. :-)

Followed recipe exactly as written and WOW are these yummy! Soft and fluffy with a definite honey flavor. Highly recommend!