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RECIPE: Spiced Honey Nut Syrup Cookies

16 years ago

This sounds so good!

Spiced Honey Nut Syrup Cookies

A co-worker gave me this recipe. She said it was a favorite in her home at Christmas. A spiced up soft cookie filled with nuts and soaked in honey. Delicious! - SynDee RobinSyn

Syrup:

8 Tbsp honey

½ cup sugar

½ cup water

¼ cup orange juice

1 Tbsp lemon juice

Filling:

1 cup walnuts, finely chopped

2 Tbsp butter

2 Tbsp of prepared syrup

¼ tsp cinnamon

Pinch of ginger

Cookie:

8 Tbsp butter

½ cup olive oil

1/3 cup icing sugar

¼ cup orange juice

¼ tsp orange zest

¼ tsp ground cloves

¼ tsp nutmeg

1 Tbsp brandy

2 1/3 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

Topping:

4 Tbsp walnuts, finely chopped

1 tsp cinnamon

Syrup:

Place the honey, sugar, water, orange juice and lemon juice in a saucepan and simmer, stirring, for 10 minutes.

Filling:

Combine the walnuts, butter, cinnamon, ginger and syrup in a bowl.

Cookies:

Preheat the oven to 375F.

Beat the butter, oil and confectioners sugar together in a bowl until light and fluffy.

Add the orange juice, zest, cloves, nutmeg and brandy and beat for a few more minutes.

Sift together flour and baking powder then slowly add to wet mixture, beating continuously until smooth.

Knead the mixture by hand into a smooth dough, adding a little more flour if necessary.

Take small pieces of the dough and form into small egg shapes.

Flatten each biscuit and place a tsp of filling in the center.

Carefully work the dough around the filling, pressing the dough to seal it.

Place the cookies on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until golden.

Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool slightly.

Dip each cookie in the syrup and transfer to a serving platter.

Sprinkle with the walnuts and cinnamon.

Allow to cool completely so syrup is absorbed before serving.

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