Baklava Pinwheel Cookies


Walnuts, honey, and cinnamon bring the flavors of baklava into this chewy pinwheel cookie. Not the prettiest cookie, but oh so tasty with a nice cup of coffee or cappuccino.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 35 mins
48 cookies


  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • teaspoon salt


  • 1 ½ cups walnuts

  • cup honey

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Add flour, baking soda, and salt and beat until well incorporated. Shape dough into a disk, cover in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 2 hours, or until firm enough to roll.

  2. Place walnuts in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. In a small saucepan, heat honey and cinnamon over medium heat, stirring until honey has liquefied and cinnamon is incorporated. Add walnuts and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and let cool.

  3. Remove dough from the refrigerator and roll out on a lightly floured surface into a 13x10-inch rectangle. Using a butter knife, spread honey-walnut mixture evenly over the dough to within 1/2-inch from the edges.

  4. Starting with the long side, tightly roll the dough, jelly-roll style, to form a log. Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.

  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.

  6. Unwrap dough and cut into 1/4-inch slices. Place slices, cut-side down, 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until edges begin to brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove baking sheets to a cooling rack and let cookies cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

90 Calories
4g Fat
12g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 90
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 34mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 26mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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