Greek Christmas Cookies (Melomakarona)

Hello everyone, I hope you are all doing well..I have recovered from the flu and happy to be feeling better.  Thank you all very much for your kind messages, I was so moved.  🙂

This time of year my mom comes over the holidays, and she brought over Melomakarona this is a delicious Greek Christmas Cookie treat that mom makes along with my Aunt Soula.  Each year they get together and tackle the kitchen to make Melomakarona and Kourambiethes and share amongst the family . (it’s their little thing they like to do) 🙂

I wanted to share with you the picture and recipe just in case you wanted to tackle this recipe to see this delicious taste.  Melomakarona is a sort of egg shaped cookie made with Olive Oil, Honey and Semolina, interesting combination of ingredients right!! 🙂  

If you up to trying out the recipe I have step by step instructions but no pictures…:(  Sorry, but if you do need any help let me know..I have the expert here for great advice if necessary.  🙂

Ingredients:

1 kilo All Purpose Flour

1/2 cup Semolina

100 grams Sugar

1/2 liter Olive Oil or Vegetable Oil  

200 ml fresh Orange Juice

1 teaspoon Cinnamon

2 teaspoons Baking Powder

1/2 teaspoon soda

1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg (Optional)

1/4 teaspoon grated Clove

2 grated Orange Peels

Syrup:

500 grams Sugar

500 ml Water

200 grams Honey

250 grams Walnuts chopped

Preparation:

A) In a large bowl add all the ingredients except for the flour.  Once all is combined add in the flour a little at a time and knead all the ingredients until it has become one mass.

B) Take a small piece of dough at a time and start to knead in your hands and shaping it in the form of an egg.  Place each one Melomakarano into a large baking pan and bake for 10 minutes at 180 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

C) In a large sauce pan add in the ingredients for the syrup and boil for about 15 minutes and until thickened.

D) When the cookies have baked pour the hot syrup over them and top with the chopped Walnuts.

I wanted to thank my Aunt Soula in Greece, and my mom for treating us with their delicious Christmas Cookies.  🙂  Euxaristo poli Theia Soula…na ste kala kai Kales Giortes.

Kali Orexi!!! 

Kala Xristougenna kai Kales Giortes  everyone!!

With the recipe I am wishing everyone A very Merry Xmas, Happy Holidays to all!!! 🙂

Next post will be up tomorrow 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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40 Comments Add yours

  1. This looks fantastic.

    Regards
    blessmyfoodbypayal.com

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    1. foodzesty says:

      Thank you so much very very kind of you…:)

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  2. jyo says:

    Looks super delicious… perfect Christmas treats ✔

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    1. foodzesty says:

      Thank you Jyooooo 🙂

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  3. I’m glad you are recovered, and the cinnamon and honey in this one must be quite tasty. Thx for the share.

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    1. foodzesty says:

      Thank you so much….:)

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  4. mistimaan says:

    Too yummy it is

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    1. foodzesty says:

      Thank you P!! 🙂

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  5. These look so delicious. Love the orange and spices in the cookies.

    p.s. It looks like you wrote twice the amount of sugar in the dough.

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    1. foodzesty says:

      Thank you!! Thanks so much…I corrected the it. 🙂 huge hugs 🙂

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      1. Glad to be of help. 🙂

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  6. They look awesome! Would like to try one 🙂

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    1. foodzesty says:

      Thank you so much Karin 🙂

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  7. Hola Sophie! It looks like you are on fire with getting for Christmas! Those cookies look amazing! I love the orange addition ❤ If you have anything left, I am willing to receive a batch in Mexico 😀

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    1. foodzesty says:

      Hola Vero 🙂 hahahhahah Mexico???? I cant send you iany and your closer to me when your in Europe and you want a batch sent to Mexico hahahahhaha you are hysterical girl…hahahhahhhaha Huge hugs my sweet Vero

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      1. 😀 😀 my family would be more than happy to try it 😀 😀 Lot of hugs to you! Hopefully, you are doing great 🙂

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      2. foodzesty says:

        I can send you the expert over to make them for you hahahhahehehehehehe

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      3. Would it be you? 😛 Because I do not accept anyone else ❤ 🙂

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      4. foodzesty says:

        hahahhahaha noooo my mom hahahhahahah

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      5. 😀 If she is coming with you, then amazing! ❤

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  8. Megala says:

    These cookies are so tempting. I guess the honey & cinnamon pair works wonders here !

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    1. foodzesty says:

      Thank you Megala…they are delicious 🙂

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  9. Hi Sophie your melomakarona recipe looks perfect of course. They are my favourite. Εύχομαι καλά Χριστούγεννα 💓

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    1. foodzesty says:

      Hi Marina, thank you very much…Kala na einai e theia kai e metera mou….Sou euxomai Kala Xristougenna kai oti kalitero gia sena kai tin oikogeneia sou…..:) To site to diko sou me tis photo einai apithano ena apo ta agapimena mou….I miss a few of your posts due to time difference but I am catching up…:)

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      1. I am not on too much here. So try not to take offense. Thank you for your kind words yet again. When I’m on I try to look out for your posts 🙂

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      2. foodzesty says:

        Offense why? Marina mou no problem at all…everyone has their lives to live 🙂

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  10. foodzesty says:

    Thank you Marina I understand 😊😊😊😙😙😙

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  11. dtills says:

    These look so unique! If I were just handed the ingredient list I might think it was a recipe for a sweet pasta! So glad you are feeling better now Sophie 🙂

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    1. foodzesty says:

      Thank you for the reblog 🙂

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  12. orlando788 says:

    These look delicious!

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    1. foodzesty says:

      Thank you very much 🙂

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    1. foodzesty says:

      Hi…Thank you so much for your post reference…so very kind of you…I am glad you liked the recipe 🙂 The Melomakarona have quite a unique and delicious taste to them…I am glad you could make your own recipe which to be honest I will try myself 🙂 Thank you again so much 🙂 Sophie

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