Greek Christmas Biscuits with Honey (Melomakarona)

    1 hour

    Try our delicious Greek biscuits for Christmas. They are soft but crunchy at the same time easy to make and smell sweet and delicious.

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    Serves: 40 

    • 2 cups olive oil
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 3/4 cup orange juice
    • 1/4 cup coniac
    • 2 tsp grated orange peel
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 1 tsp soda
    • 8 cups flour sifted for all purposes
    • syrup recipe
    • 2 cups honey
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 2 cups water

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Beat in a mixer for 5 minutes the oil, sugar, orange juice,coniac, orange peel.
    2. Siff your flour with the soda and baking powder in a large bowl. Make a hole in the middle and add the liquids.softly mix the ingredients and then mold in your hands by taking a small amount of dough and pressing it in your palm. You then fold the two sides in the middle and put them on a baking tray.
    3. You bake for 30 min at 170 deegrees until they are a golden brown colour.
    4. In the mean time we make our syrup by adding the sugar, honey and water in a pot. We stir and wait for it to boil. When it starts boiling we stir, lower the temperature and extract any foam.we stir for 5-6 minutes.
    5. When our biscuits are ready we dip in every biscuit seperatly in the syrup while they are both hot.
    6. We then pour the remaining syrup over the biscuits and leave to cool in our baking tray.


    We can add walnuts on top after we have added the syrup. We can also use a cinamon stick in the syrup.

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    My husband is Greek and he says these are incredible! I shared some at work and they love them too. I prefer to let the cookies cool then spoon 2 tablespoons of honey syrup on them rather than dip them, then immediately spoon on the walnuts with cinnamon. They 'sit' in the syrup in the container I store them in so it's about the same, but the cookies aren't soggy.  -  19 Jul 2014