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Recipe for Melomacarona – Greek Christmas Cookies

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Melomacarona (melomakarono) are traditional egg-shaped Greek Christmas cookies soaked in a honey syrup.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups olive oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 7-8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoons soda

For the Syrup:

  • 2 cups Honey
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 2 cups Water

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Beat together first 4 ingredients. Sift flour, baking powder and soda 3 times. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the oil mixture and knead gently.

Pinch off small portions of dough the size of an egg and form into little patties. Roll them to make oblong rolls. Place on ungreased baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.

Boil honey, sugar and water for 5 minutes. Pour syrup over “melomacarona”. Allow soaking for 15 minutes, taking them out of the syrup and place on large plate. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts and cinnamon.

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