LA’s being pulverized by the harshest winds in over a decade, which makes this place 1. Downright apocalyptic 2. Ideal for cookies! Here is a honey walnut cookie recipe that’s excellent when you’re feeling impulsive and don’t have a lot of time, or a lot of ingredients. It made for some nutty, caky, almost madeleine-y goodness. My version is slightly modified; it uses half the ingredients [because I certainly don’t need two sheets’ worth] and no sugar.


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened [I used smart Balance spread]
  • 1/2 cup honey [more if you want these really sweet]
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  1. Mix it all together until smooth
  2. Heat oven to 375 Fahrenheit
  3. Use a spoon to plop dollops of dough about two inches apart on a foil-covered cookie sheet
  4. Bake for 10 minutes
  5. Let cool
  6. NOM.