You are here: Home » Recipes » Caramel Walnut Cookies Caramel Walnut Cookies Recipe by California Walnut Board Yield 50 pieces Prep 25 mins Cook 30 mins PrintEmail Ingredients For the short pastry:100 grams California walnuts300 grams flour50 grams cornstarch120 grams sugar1 -- sachet vanilla sugar1 teaspoon clove powder1 teaspoon cardamom225 grams cold butter1 -- egg3-4 -- EL cold waterAdditionally100 grams sugar100 milliliters cream2 tablespoons honey2 tablespoons rum50 grams California walnuts Instructions 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. 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. 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.