Saturday, January 18, 2020

Honey Walnut Drops – Cookie Recipe Review

A collage of cookies and the recipe
I have an old Church Cookbook from my mother-in-law's collection.  It's the kind many churches put out, especially in small towns, with recipes from church members handed down from one generation to the next. Many of you probably have something similar, acquired the same way.

Vintage church cookbook
While browsing through this Garden City (KS) Cookbook one day before the holidays, I found a new (to me) cookie recipe with two of my favorite ingredients ~ walnuts and coconut. I thought it would be fun to share it with you today. 

Honey Walnut Drops Recipe

Ingredients for Honey Walnut Drops Cookies

1 c. sugar
1 c. honey
2/3 c. shortening
3 eggs
3 ¾ c. flour
1 tsp. Salt
1 c. commercial sour cream
1 c. chopped walnuts
¾ c. flaked coconut
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 tsp. soda


Cream sugar,  honey, shortening and eggs. Mix flour (not sifted) with soda, salt. Add alternately with sour cream to creamed mixture. Stir in walnuts, coconut and vanilla.

Drop teaspoonfuls on greased cookie sheet.  Top each cookie with walnut half and coconut. 

A cookie sheet with baked cookies

Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

*Yield not given in this recipe, but I got about 6 dozen cookies from my batch. 

PS: I did not have any extra walnuts, so did not top the cookies with a one-half walnut. Lots of walnuts IN the cookies, though. 

AUTHOR'S NOTE: This cookie recipe was published in this Garden City cookbook in 1979, so no nutritional information is included of the kind you often find in today's recipes (such as calories, fat grams, carbs, etc.), in case you were wondering. :-). Considering the ingredients, I am sure there are a 'number' of calories in it, but, after all, it is a cookie! 

Old Joke:  Did you know that if you break a cookie in half before eating, all the calories 'fall out'? LOL. 

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Honey Walnut Drops Cookies on a plate

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  1. Oh this would be something I would like too. Walnuts and coconut are two of my favorite ingredients too. I'm not much of a baker though. But when I see a recipe that seems easy, I will give it my best shot! This recipe because it included two of my favorite tastes will be bumped up on my list of "must try" cookies. Thanks for this!

    1. Hope you enjoy the cookies, Olivia. Thanks for visiting.

  2. This one is a must try for me, Pat. I also have several of those hometown church cookbooks. They are packed with great recipes. As you know I do love cookies!! Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Those hometown church cookbooks are such fun, Sam. Some of the older basic recipes are still the best. Let me know how you like these cookies if you try the recipe. They are more of a cake-like cookie than the flatter chewy cookies. Sort of a coconut/walnut blond brownie in texture. The recipe made so many cookies that I gave away 3 dozen to family & neighbors. :)

  3. I have found a lot of good recipes in church cook books. I have one I have used so much it is falling apart. Thanks for a good sounding recipe.

    1. I know what you mean, Mary Beth. Those church cookbooks are such fun because those recipes have been passed down for ages and are such homemade goodness. Grandma's cooking at its best!

  4. Oh, I love these old community cookbooks! They are such a treasure trove of wonderful recipes. I have even purchased a few from antique stores because I found one recipe in them that I wish to try. I bet my husband would love these honey walnut cookies. He is crazy about walnuts & honey. Thanks for sharing your awesome recipe find.

    1. Hope hubby enjoys the cookies, Mouse. They are delicious.

  5. Oh my they look good. I love these community cookbooks as well. Our hometown did one in the 1970s or earlier and I use it all the time. The cover and book design is very similar to yours!

    1. I figured most everyone would be familiar with community and/or church cookbooks, Barbara. Usually a picture of the hometown church on the front and the name of the town. :) My mother-in-law, who gave me this cookbook, was a great collector of cookbooks, which went along with the great cook that she was.

  6. You are right, we all have some of these community cookbooks in our collections. These Honey Walnut Drops sound good. Is it teatime?

    1. Anytime is tea time at my house, Brenda. Come on over and I'll get out the Honey Walnut Drops. I still have some in the freezer from my last batch. :)

  7. Some of my very best recipes come from those vintage church cookbooks. It's a delicious tradition... the passing down of family recipes. Your cookies are speaking to me. What a taste treat delight (my highest food rating). Thanks for giving us all a craving.

    1. I always crave any dessert with nuts in it, Diana. It's my Go-To criteria for a 'taste treat delight'. LOL.


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