Melomakarona Recipe Greek Christmas Cookies

Here’s a great recipe for Melomakarona, the most beloved Greek Christmas cookies: In a mixer add 350 ml water, 350 ml olive oil, 50 grams butter, 50 ml honey and 50ml raki and mix all together for one minute. Add 15 grams baking soda to 125 ml of orange juice; stir and place in the mixer. Mix all together for one minute.

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Aki’s Greek Christmas Honey Cookies- Melomakarona - by Greek chef Akis Petretzikis. Wonderful aromatic, spiced cookies with honey that are like little cakes!

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Melomakarona are soft, oval-shaped Greek cookies scented with orange and cinnamon, drenched in honey syrup and covered with crushed walnuts. Yes, they are …

Rating: 4.8/5(48)
Category: Dessert
Cuisine: Greek
Calories: 190 per serving
1. Make the syrup. In a medium saucepan, combine the water, sugar, orange, and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil over medium-high for 5 minutes or until the sugar dissolves completely. Remove from heat and stir in the honey. Set the syrup aside to cool completely (do not remove the cinnamon or orange until you are ready to use the syrup).
2. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the EVOO, brandy, orange juice, orange zest, 1 cup sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix.
4. In another bowl, sift the flour, baking powder and baking soda.

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Directions. Preheat oven to 350 F. Melt butter; let cool slightly. Place egg yolk, orange juice, whiskey, sugar and baking soda in a blender; mix at medium speed until …

Rating: 4.8/5(10)
Category: Hand-Shaped Cookies
Cuisine: Greek
1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Melt butter; let cool slightly. Place egg yolk, orange juice, whiskey, sugar and baking soda in a blender; mix at medium speed until combined. With the motor still running, slowly drizzle in the melted butter through the hole in the top of the blender cover. Mix at high speed until mixture has thickened and resembles mayonnaise, about 2 minutes. In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking powder, cloves, and cinnamon. Add orange zest. Mix in the egg yolk-butter mixture and knead dough until smooth, about 5 minutes. (Dough will be stiff.) Shape dough by the tablespoonful in the palm of your hand, squeezing slightly to form an oblong egg shape. Place cookies on ungreased cookie sheets and press the tops lightly with a fork, making a crisscross pattern. Bake about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
2. To prepare syrup: Bring 1 cup of water to a boil over high heat. Stir in honey, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Dip cookies in warm syrup for a few seconds. Place on cookie sheets until syrup soaks into cookies. Sprinkle with nuts and let cool. These cookies taste best the next day and keep well when stored in an airtight container.

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Part of that is making Christmas cookies! The most famous and typical Greek Christmas cookie is the melomakarona. Greek Christmas traditions. Needless to say, in Greece the biggest Christmas preparation is not so much about decorating the house, but preparing the food.

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Put the melomakarona on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown. Once out of the oven, dip the melomakarona in a bowl filled with the syrup. Allow them to rest on a baking rack and absorb the syrup, until completely cool. Top the melomakarona with the chopped walnuts and drizzle with honey.

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Put the water, sugar, and cinnamon sticks in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Add the honey, stir and simmer for 10 min. Leave pot aside to cool. (Image 1) Pour all the oils into the bowl of a stand mixer. Using the …

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Instructions. For the Melomakarona: Preheat the oven to 160 degrees. In a bowl, mix the sugar with the oils until the sugar is diluted. In a separate bowl, add the baking soda to the orange juice and raki, mix and set aside. Pour the remaining ingredients together in a large bowl and slightly mix.

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For the traditional melomakarona recipe (Greek Christmas honey cookies), we sprinkle the melomakarona with chopped walnuts and just a pinch of cinnamon and clove. This is delicious Greek Christmas classic recipe with a little twist, that uses chocolate to cover them (and optionally toasted almond slivers).

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Make Cookie Dough: In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and cloves. In bowl of stand mixer, cream butter and sugar on medium-high speed 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to medium-low. Add eggs one at a time, beating until just incorporated after each addition.

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Preheat oven to 350F and cover 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl add flour, semolina, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and powdered sugar and stir to combine. In a separate bowl combine vegetable oil and orange juice. Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix well until incorporated.

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This recipe was originally published on 12/23/13. There is something about childhood traditions that make feel all cozy inside, especially the holiday centered ones. This honey cookies recipe is just that. The smell alone take me back to my youth. So I recreated them to be vegan, gluten-free and whole food based! Melomakarona- Greek Christmas

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For the topping: 2 cups walnuts, finely ground. Step by Step Instructions. Step 1. Begin with the syrup. In a pot, add the sugar and water and bring to a boil for about 3 minutes until the sugar has dissolved. Stir in the honey. Keep the syrup on low heat. Preheat the oven to 350° F and prepare the dough.

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Melomakarona: Greek Christmas Cookie Recipe; After I had my fair share of savory Greek foods, it was time for desserts. It was the weekend, right? The melomakarona cookies came on a thoughtfully-arranged plate with three other Greek desserts. These little cookies stood out to me because they smelled and tasted like honey.

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Melomakarona is one of the most beloved Greek desserts and is traditionally served at Christmastime. It's a festive cookie—boasting spices like cinnamon and cloves—tender and crumbly, and moist from its final swim in a spiced honey syrup, similar to …

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Instead of mince pies we have kourabiethes and melomakarona – two traditional Greek recipes that are completely inescapable during the festive season. Most households have a recipe passed down the generations and every year large batches of these cookies get baked, exchanged, gifted and nibbled round the clock for a few weeks come December.

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While the cookies are in the oven, make the syrup. Combine the honey, sugar, water, cinnamon, lemon peel and cloves in a saucepan, then bring to the boil. Simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes until the syrup has thickened slightly. Take out the cinnamon, lemon peel and cloves and stir in the lemon juice.

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What are melomakarona greek honey cookies?

Melomakarona (Greek honey cookies) are one of the most popular treats throughout Greece during the Christmas Holidays and their intense homely smell makes every house smell like Christmas.. These sweet little Greek honey cookies (melomakarona) are super quick to bake, so much fun to make and highly addictive to eat!

How to make melomakarona?

Melomakarona is the traditional Greek Christmas cookies, soaked in honey syrup with walnut topping. In a saucepan add water, sugar, lemon & orange slice, cinnamon stick. Boil for 5 minutes over medium to high heat. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes.

What are greek honey christmas cookies?

Greek Honey Christmas Cookies – Meet Melomakarona! Melomakarona – my favourite – translates as ‘honey macaroons’ but in reality they are hard little cookies made with olive oil, flour and warming festive spices. These unassuming biscuits are then soaked in honey syrup and and topped with chopped walnuts – HELLO, HEAVEN!

What are melo and makarona cookies?

The word “melo” means honey, which is what makes the syrup that you dip these cookies in. If you are strict vegan, subbing maple syrup works just as well. The word “makarona” means pasta, but the term originally came from the ancient Greek word “makaria,” which was a piece of bread served at funerals that had the shape of these Greek cookies.

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