Nut Diamonds

Although any nut would do in these ultra-rich bar cookies, the pecan and cashew combination is outstanding with the honey-sweetened topping.

Nut Diamonds
Yield: 4-1/2 dozen cookies Prep 10 mins Bake 350°F 45 mins


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut up
  • 1 1/3 cups packed light-brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 cups chopped nuts (pecans and cashews)

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 15 x 10 x 1-inch jelly-roll pan with foil, extending over sides.


2. In bowl, beat 1 cup butter, granulated sugar, egg, vanilla, and salt 2 minutes. Beat in flour. With floured hands, press dough in pan. Bake in 350 degrees F oven for 20 minutes (edges brown slightly).


3. In saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter, brown sugar, and honey; then boil 5 minutes, without stirring. Remove from heat; stir in cream; stir in nuts. Pour filling into crust.

4. Bake in 350 degrees F oven 25 minutes until bubbly. Let cool in pan. Lift cookie from pan. Cut 6 lengthwise strips 1-1/2 inches wide. Cut diagonal line lengthwise from opposite corners through center; then cut diagonally across strips at 2-inch intervals above and below first diagonal.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 168, Fat, total (g): 11, chol. (mg): 21, sat. fat (g): 4, carb. (g): 18, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 2, sodium (mg): 16, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.