Baklava Cookies

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Hello everyone, it is time for another Lady Behind the Curtain Dessert Challenge! This month’s ingredients are…..honey and walnuts. My brain instantly went to baklava, but I was afraid that everyone else would think the same thing!

Healthy and delicious Baklava Cookies!

So I mulled the ingredients over for a few days, and then remembered that I do not even use walnuts in my baklava. I have always used pecans, just like in my healthy vegan cookies…aka Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pecan Cookies, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies. Okay, so what if I switch up the flavors…yet again…and create Vegan Baklava Cookies!!

These healthy and delicious Baklava Cookies remain soft and they're loaded with flavor!

How to make Baklava Cookies:

So I got together all of my ingredients while dreaming of baklava…yum! I switched things up this time, and decided to try coconut sugar in place of the evaporated cane juice…..

Baklava Cookies coconut sugar

(it worked perfectly by the way) and then it hit me, honey is not vegan!! I went on line to double check, and sure enough, not vegan. 🙁  So I needed to change the name, and start taking photos. I missed whisking in the honey, almond butter, oil, coconut milk, and extract.

Next we add the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ground flax seeds, and wheat bran and give it a good stir to combine…..

Baklava Cookies mix

This dough is very thick and sticky. Next, stir in the oats and lemon zest…..

Baklava Cookies oats

Finally, stir in the chopped walnuts…..

Baklava Cookies walnuts

I always use a small cookie scoop so every cookie will be the same size, but I’m weird like that. Place cookies on  parchment paper or silpat covered baking sheets…..

Baklava Cookies bake

and place in a preheated 425 degree oven. Bake for 6 minutes, remove from the oven, and allow to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes…..

Baklava Cookies baked

Move cookies to a wire cooling rack, and allow to cool completely before devouring…..

All of your favorite flavors are here in these delicious Baklava Cookies!!

These cookies are firm, but gooey in the center. Best of all, they remain soft for days…assuming they last that long! 😉

I could have added a syrupy glaze to make them more like baklava, but then they would no longer be healthy. While they may not be low calorie, they are made with organic, natural ingredients. They are also egg-free, dairy-free, and can be made vegan if you substitute agave nectar or maple syrup for the honey.


Healthy and delicious Baklava Cookies!

Baklava Cookies

These healthy and delicious Baklava Cookies remain soft and they're loaded with flavor!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, walnuts, vegan, recipe, healthy, honey
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 24 Servings
Calories: 109kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson


  • cup coconut sugar or evaporated cane juice
  • cup almond butter
  • cup coconut milk box (or almond milk)
  • cup honey sub agave nectar for vegan
  • 2 Tablespoons sunflower or coconut oil
  • 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon wheat bran
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • ½ cup finely chopped walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the coconut sugar, almond butter, coconut milk, honey, oil, and extract.
  • Stir in the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, flax seeds, and wheat bran.
  • Once combined, stir in lemon zest, walnuts, and rolled oats.
  • Using a small cookie scoop (Tablespoon size), drop onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for 6 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes.
  • Transfer cookies to a wire cooling rack, and allow to cool completely.


These cookies are very soft, and will not look cooked when they are removed from the oven. They will remain soft and somewhat gooey in the middle.


Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.7mg

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  1. Yay! Another vegan recipe. Yep, I used agave, it’s so very easy to substitute. I’m totally bookmarking these cookies, they are right up my husbands alley!

  2. Yum! I tried baklava a couple months ago and fell in love with it. I love the texture, so these cookies would be amazing.

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