Honey-Nut Cookies

Honey-Nut Cookies

A taste of baklava in a cookie.

2 cups flour
pinch salt
1 cup cold butter, cut up
1 package (8 ounce) cream cheese, cut up

1 cup walnuts
1/4 cup sugar
6 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Combine flour and salt in large bowl. With pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter and cream cheese till blended. Divide in half; shape dough into ball. Wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.

Filling: Grind nuts with sugar in food processor. Transfer to bowl; stir in honey, butter and cinnamon. Makes 1 cup.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease 2 cookie sheets. On well-floured surface, roll half the dough 1/8-inch thick. Cut into circles with floured 2-inch round cookie cutter. Place 1 teaspoon filling on half the circles. Top with remaining circles; press edges with fork to seal. Transfer to prepared cookie sheets. Bake 22 minutes, till golden. Cool on wire racks. Repeat with remaining dough, scraps and filling. Makes 4 dozen.