Five cakey yogurt cookies on a square dark red plate, with a tray of cookies in the background
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Matzoon Cookies (Armenian Yogurt Cookies)

These Armenian Yogurt Cookies or Matzoon Cookies are a bit reminiscent of muffin tops! They have a cakey, muffin-like interior with slightly sugary, crisp edges. Studded with crunchy walnuts, these easy cookies are as great for breakfast with your coffee as they are for dessert!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Armenian
Keyword: baking, cookie recipes
Servings: 35 cookies
Calories: 103kcal
Author: Victoria


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl and set aside.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together in a mixer at medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, until well-combined, scraping down the sides between each addition. Add the yogurt and vanilla extract and beat until well combined. Scrape the bowl and beat again to make sure everything is well incorporated.
  • With the mixer at low speed, slowly add the dry mixture and mix until just combined, but do not overmix. Fold in the chopped walnuts.
  • Using a small ice-cream scoop (#40 scoop; 1 1/2 inches in diameter), portion out level scoops of cookie dough onto parchment-lined half-sheet pans, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake in batches for 18 to 20 minutes, or until firm and lightly golden at the edges, switching pans from top to bottom and front to back halfway through. Cool and serve.

Notes & Nutrition

I use an easy, old-fashioned nut chopper to chop the walnuts. This is the scoop I prefer for portioning the cookies.
Servings 35.0 * calories 103 * Total Fat 5 g * Saturated Fat 2 g * Monounsaturated Fat 1 g * Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g * Trans Fat 0 g * Cholesterol 24 mg * Sodium 60 mg * Potassium 26 mg * Total Carbohydrate 13 g * Dietary Fiber 0 g * Sugars 6 g * Protein 2 g
*All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.*