Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Malomakarona - Greek Chrismas Cookies

Melomakarona - Greek Christmas Cookies

My new favorite little cookies.

Cookie Dough - makes 50 to 60 cookies
2 cups Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 cup Sugar
2 eggs
1 cup Orange Juice
1 tsp lemon juice
4 cups Plain Flour
2 cups semolima flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
Mix wet ingredients together well. Slowly stir in dry ingredients until well incorporated. Knead with more flour until moldable. Shape into rectangle-like cookies. Place on a non-stick surface and bake at 350 degree for about 20 minutes or until just golden.
Remove and let cool COMPLETLY.
2 cups sugar
1.5 cups water
1.5 cups honey
1 tsp. cinnamon
8 cloves
Heat all together on a stove until bubbly, about 10 minutes. Remove cloves. Pour over cooled cookies in a pan. Flip cookes and let liquid soak in, for about 30 minutes.
Remove and coat in topping. Let dry.
8 cloves, from syrup
1 cup walnuts
1 tbsp sesame seeds

Grind together and toast till dry.
This recipe does make a lot. But you can store them in an air tight container up to two months... if they last that long.

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