Greek Butter Biscuits

    45 minutes

    These are beautiful traditional Greek butter biscuits with a whole clove in each (don't eat the clove!). They are great for special occasions.

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    Makes: 30 biscuits

    • 250g butter
    • 4 tablespoons icing sugar
    • 2 cups plain flour, sifted
    • 1 cup walnuts, diced
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 30 whole cloves
    • 1/3 cup icing sugar, for decoration

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Cream butter and sugar until smooth. Blend in flour. Stir in nuts, water and vanilla; mix well.
    3. Shape into small balls and press down on an ungreased baking tray. Press a whole clove into the top of each.
    4. Bake for 20 minutes. While still warm roll in icing sugar.

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    I've been seeing this kind of cookie recipe for a while, and decided to try this (it's a good way to use up some whole cloves I have on hand). I didn't think I made the cookies very big, and my yield was still only 23 cookies, not 30. I used all the right ingredients (my flour was unbleached, though). I baked the first dozen for 20 minutes and they didn't look too done, so the next batch baked for 23 and was better. I'll probably make this again soon, and try for 25 minutes. But then again, I live at 6200 feet so maybe that's why. These cookies are pretty mild and light. Maybe a little too floury though. Pretty easy and basic, and I'm sure with some expert tweaking they could be very good, in my opinion.  -  16 Jul 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)