Baklava Cookie Crumble

Baklava Cookie Crumble

Shivangi Rao
By Shivangi Rao
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Servings 8 cookies


  • Cookie base ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter warm in the microwave for 15-20 seconds if you’re in a rush
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract I use brands that do contain have alcohol
  • 2 cups almond flour I use Bob’s Red Mill brand
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
  • Baklava filling ingredients:
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts pistachios, or cashews (or divide each into 1/4 cup and make separate fillings for each nut type)


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees, and place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  • Combine the butter and the pure maple syrup to a large bowl until thoroughly mixed. Then, to the same wet mixture, add the egg and vanilla extract.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the almond flour, baking soda, and salt to make your dry flour mixture.
  • Add this dry mixture to the wet mixture and stir together until combined. This is your cookie dough. Set aside.
  • Meanwhile, in a separate mixing bowl, place nuts in a food processor and pulse until chopped into smaller pieces, but not too fine!
  • Place chopped nuts in a mixing bowl with honey and cinnamon (see ingredients and measurements for baklava filling above). Mix well until fully combined. This is your baklava filling. Set aside.
  • Take out one tablespoon of cookie dough at a time of the batter and gently mold it into the shape you want (mine are usually slightly flat and round).
  • Use the back of a teaspoon to create a “thumbprint” in the middle of each cookie.
  • Place 1/2 a teaspoon of the baklava filling in each thumbprint.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until golden. Remove from the oven and let it cool until it’s slightly above room temperature (warm).
  • Enjoy cookies as they are or turn them into a crumble for topping ice cream, frozen yogurt, or regular yogurt!
  • To form crumble: Use a fork or clean fingers to crumble the cookie. You can also place cookies in a food processor and pulse until crumbled.
  • Place warm crumbles on top of vanilla ice cream and enjoy!
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