Caramel Walnut Cookies

  • Yield: 50 pieces
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins


For the short pastry:
100grams California walnuts
300grams flour
50grams cornstarch
120grams sugar
1-- sachet vanilla sugar
1teaspoon clove powder
1teaspoon cardamom
225grams cold butter
1-- egg
3-4-- EL cold water
100grams sugar
100milliliters cream
2tablespoons honey
2tablespoons rum
50grams California walnuts


  1. 1. Grind walnuts. Mix cornstarch, sugar, vanilla sugar, spices and walnuts with the flour in a bowl. Add butter in small pieces, egg and water. Knead everything with your hands to get a smooth dough. Wrap the dough in polythene foiland put it in the fridge for1 hour.

  2. 2. Flour your hands and form the dough into cherry-sized balls (ca. 15 g). Put them onto baking trays which are covered with baking paper. Press the stem of a wooden spoon into the balls to give them a little hole. Bake at 180C (Gas: 2-3, recirculation air: 160C) for 18-20 min. Let cool down.

  3. 3. Put sugar in a small pot and letcaramelize. Add cream, honey and rum and let thicken while stirring for ca. 6-8 min. Chop walnuts and roast them in a dry pan. Fill the holes in the cookies with a bit of caramel, put walnut pieces on top and drop rest of caramel onto them.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 110
  • Glycemic Load 4
  • Fat 7g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
  • Cholesterol 15mg
  • Sodium 35mg
  • Potassium 25mg
  • Carbohydrate 11g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 5g
  • Protein 1g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 2%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Iron 2%