Christmas Honey Cookies

Christmas Honey Cookies


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Greek Christmas Honey Cookies aka “Melomakarona”

 

The melomakarono (Greekμελομακάρονο plural: μελομακάρονα, melomakarona) is an egg-shaped Greek dessert made mainly from flour, olive oil, and honey.  Along with the kourabies it is a traditional dessert prepared primarily during the Christmas holiday season. Source: Wikipedia

You will need

For the syrup 1st mixture 2nd  mixture
18 oz   water
28 oz granulated sugar
3 stick(s) cinnamon
cloves
orange, cut in half
14 oz orange juice
14 oz seed oil
6.5 oz MALVA EVOO
2 oz icing sugar
1/2 teaspoon cloves
2/3teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
Orange zest of 2 oranges
35 oz all-purpose flour
7 oz semolina, fine

 

For The Syrup


Boil all of the ingredients for the syrup, apart from the honey, until the sugar melts.
Remove from heat.
Add the honey and mix till combined.
Let the syrup cool for 3-4 hours. It must be cold by the time the cookies come out from the oven.
You can prepare the syrup from the day before.

 

For The Cookies


 Preheat the oven to 370*F set to fan.

To make the cookies, you need to prepare 2 separate mixtures.

For the first mixture, add all of the ingredients to a large bowl. Mix, using a hand whisk.

In a separate bowl, add all of the ingredients for the second mixture.

Combine the first and second mixture.

Mix by hand, very gently, and for a very short time (10 seconds at the most).

If you mix longer the mixture will split or curdle.

Mold cookie dough into oval shapes, 3-4 cm in length, 30 g each.

Try to keep them as similar as possible.

Bake for about 20-25 minutes, until they are crunchy and golden brown.

As soon as you remove them from the oven, soak the hot cookies in the syrup for 10 seconds.

Allow them to drain on a wire rack.

Drizzle with honey and chopped walnuts.

ENJOY!!!

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