Honey Walnut Cookies - Cook For Your Life-anti-cancer recipes

Honey Walnut Cookies

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 16 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 7 ingredients

These Honey Walnut Cookies are simple but full of flavor, and they come together in no time. The dough freezes well making them perfect for an easy holiday dessert.


  • 1 cup softened butter
  • ½ cup cane sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2½ cups all-purpose, or whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1½ cups finely chopped walnuts
  • ⅓ cup plain yogurt
  • ½ cup orange blossom or buckwheat honey

Nutrition Facts


242 cals


14 g

Saturated Fat

8 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

2 g

Monounsaturated Fat

3 g


30 g


16 g


3 g


3 g


5 mg


  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar, and vanilla, until creamy.
  2. Add the flour and, with a pastry blender or 2 knives, combine the mixture until crumbly. Stir in the walnuts.
  3. Add the yogurt. Mix with your fingertips until a dough is formed.
  4. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until well blended, about 1 minute.
  5. Wrap the dough in waxed paper or plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  7. Tear off small chunks of dough and roll between your hands to form 1½-inch balls. Place them on the prepared baking sheets and flatten with the back of a fork. This recipe makes 32 cookies
  8. Brush the cookies generously with honey and bake for 15 minutes or until pale golden.
  9. Cool the cookies on a wire rack, and brush with extra honey. Serve.

Chef Tips

Eat all sweet, sugary treats in moderation. A little bit of sweetness can make you feel good, but don’t overdo it! High calorie desserts are best as a treat, never a habit. A serving here counts as two cookies.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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