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Rosh Hashanah Honey-Walnut Cookies

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Happy New Year! Rosh HaShanah (ראש השנה) is the Jewish New Year. Over the centuries it has become associated with many food customs, for instance, eating sweet food to symbolize our hopes for a “Sweet New Year.” Typically honey is involved, as are apples. We did not put apples in these cookies however, there’s absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t. This is a really yummy cookie, very soft and moist and full of flavor. We don’t think you will be disappointed :-)

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Rosh Hashanah Honey-Walnut Cookies

 

Ingredients

 

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

3/4 cup chopped walnuts

3/4 cup butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup honey

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 egg

 

Directions

 

In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; mix in walnuts.

In a separate large bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar together with an electric mixer until fluffy; stir in the honey, vanilla extract, and egg until thoroughly combined. Mix the flour mixture into the wet ingredients just until well combined (don’t over mix), and chill the dough for at least 1 hour or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease baking sheets, or line with parchment paper.

Scoop up about 1 tablespoon of dough per cookie, and roll into a ball; place onto the prepared baking sheets.

Bake until the cookies are just puffy (or a little bit flat in the middle for a gooey texture), 8 to 10 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on baking sheets for about 5 minutes before removing them to finish cooling on racks.

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