Day 6 of the Betty Crocker cookie fun was something I'm not sure I would consider a cookie but I am a dessert/sweets person so I won't complain one bit!
- 1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
- 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 8 frozen mini phyllo shells (from 2.1-oz package)
- 1/3 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
- 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 5 tablespoons honey
- Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
- In large bowl, stir cookie base ingredients until soft dough forms. Press dough in bottom of pan. Bake 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir walnuts, granulated sugar, 1/4 cup butter, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and the salt with fork until mixture is well mixed and crumbly.
- Sprinkle nut mixture evenly over partially baked base. With hands, crumble frozen fillo shells evenly over nut mixture. Bake 18 to 20 minutes longer or until golden brown.
- Meanwhile, in small microwavable bowl, microwave 1/3 cup honey, 2 tablespoons butter, the brown sugar, lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon uncovered on High 1 minute or until bubbly. Stir in vanilla.
- Drizzle honey mixture evenly over fillo. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
- For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Before serving, drizzle 1/2 teaspoon honey over each bar. Store covered at room temperature.
Baklava (bahk-lah-VAH) is a sweet dessert made with layers of butter-drenched pastry, spices and nuts. A honey-lemon syrup is poured over the baked warm pastry and left to soak. The dessert is traditionally cut into triangles.