Baklava Thumbprint Cookies
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
Let me help you get this perfect. It’s the details that make the difference with this one. After three batches the best version were baked on silicone mats! The bottoms were perfect and not overdone. I refrigerated the dough for much longer as suggested. Then rolled into balls and refrigerated again. Roll your dough balls in the cinnamon sugar or just sprinkle on. Both works. I used a round back of tablespoon for the “thumbprint” did a drop of honey in each, pinch of walnuts then topped off with honey. Most important is do not over bake. Amazing recipe! So excited to use for my cookie trays.
I would like the recipe!!!!! I think it would be a very good dish!!!
This is a tasty cookie! However, it seems there is one glaring error in the recipe. To get the cookie to look like the picture, one must roll the dough balls in cinnamon sugar before baking. This is not mentioned in the directions. Also a 30 minute chill is not nearly enough to prevent the cookie from spreading. I needed to roll, then chill before baking to get enough close to what is pictured. I liked the teaspoon of almond extract in the dough. Overall, a very good cookie, almost a version of snickerdoodles.
Wow! Wonderful! Another cookie to add to the Christmas cookie tray. All the elements of baklava, but not as sweet. Imagine ‘butter cookie’ mashed with ‘baklava.’ Such a great idea!
As a tip to styrocam who asked about printing, right underneath the picture of the cookies is a row of icons - rate, comment, save, share, print. Clicking that print icon reorganizes the page for better printing.
These were quite nice and I would consider making them again for the right occasion. However, I can't imagine using all of the almond essence in the recipe. I halved it because almond essence is extremely strong and I'm glad I did because they still had a really strong almond flavour. They would have been inedible if I put in the whole teaspoon.
I love making baklava and this is a sweet alternative. They turned beautifully. I doubled the recipe and added 1/4 tsp ground clove to the sugar/cinnamon mixture and also to the honey/nut mixture. I also added 1/2 tsp orange extract to the honey/nut mixture as my homemade baklava has these flavors. I used the top of the extract bottle to make my holes in the center as I felt my spoon handles were too small. I filled each hole with 1 tsp of filling. It made 5 dozen. I will be making these again, although, I feel like real Baklava is much less work. Lol. They were delicious. Thank you for sharing!
Why can't I print it - it doesn't show the recipe. It sounds so good I would like to print it out.
Update to my previous review - I took these cookies to a family luncheon yesterday and everyone loved them. Actually, I had a few people tell me that it was the "best cookie I've ever had!!!" My grown kids asked me to "please" make them for Christmas. So, they will definitely be one of the cookies I make when it's time to bake for any occasion.
I WON my cookie exchange with this recipe! Thanks Sharon for submitting it. I am not a baker, so it took me several tries to get my cookies to look like yours. I found if you freeze the 1 inch dough balls, they stay round when baked (like yours). The recipe says to refrigerate dough 30 minutes (not enough time) b/c my cookies flatted out. My husband like them that way b/c the edges were crispy. Another way I tried was I popped the frozen balls into my Pam sprayed mini muffin tin, cooked the same amount of time, and they were just as yummy. I put the cinnamon/sugar mixture into an old salt shaker. I sprinkled cookie with cinnamon after I made the thumbprint hole and then again after I filled with honey mix. I then baked them for 7 minutes more as the recipe states. So, however you prefer the shape of your cookie, these will be a WINNER! Thanks again Sharon and TOH.