"Gimme Thrive" Baklava Cookies

by Julie Finlayson on May 5, 2016
Julie Finlayson
Overall Rating: 5/5 | Kids Rating: 0/5


The topping for these cookies is so incredibly delicious, you'll be sneaking spoonfuls of it while you wait for the cookies to bake! Makes 3 dozen.

Serves: 18

Prep Time: 40 min

Cook Time: 13 min

Total Time: 53 min

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  • 6 tbsp. butter
  • 3/4 c. Powdered Sugar
  • 5 tbsp. THRIVE Honey CrystalsTHRIVE Honey Crystals
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 1 c. almonds or walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 c. butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1 egg
  • 3 1/3 c. Vanilla Sugar Cookie Mix

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  1. In a small saucepan, melt the 6 T. of butter over low heat. Stir in the powdered sugar, honey crystals, and 1 T. of water.
  2. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and add nuts and cinnamon. Set aside to cool for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. In a mixer, cream the 1 cup of butter for a few minutes until smooth and fluffy. Add in 2 T. water and egg and mix well, scraping down sides part way through.
  5. Add in the sugar cookie mix. Mix well, until dough begins to clean the sides of the bowl.
  6. Using a 1.25"-diameter cookie scoop, place cookie dough on cookie sheet leaving 2" spacing around each cookie.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes.
  8. Remove cookie sheet from oven and top each cookie with 1/2 to 1 Tablespoon of the nut mixture.
  9. Return cookies to oven and bake for 3 minutes.
  10. Allow to cool on the pan for a few minutes, then remove cookies to a wire rack to cool.