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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.  🙂

GREEK CHRISTMAS COOKIES (MELOMAKARONA)

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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. In a large sauce pan add in the ingredients for the syrup and boil for about 15 minutes and until thickened.
  4. When the cookies have baked pour the hot syrup over them and top with the chopped Walnuts.

Comments (40)

  • This looks fantastic. Regards blessmyfoodbypayal.com
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thank you so much very very kind of you...:)
  • jyo 2 years ago Reply
    Looks super delicious... perfect Christmas treats ✔
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thank you Jyooooo :)
  • James J. Cudney IV 2 years ago Reply
    I'm glad you are recovered, and the cinnamon and honey in this one must be quite tasty. Thx for the share.
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thank you so much....:)
  • mistimaan 2 years ago Reply
    Too yummy it is
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thank you P!! :)
  • 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.
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thank you!! Thanks so much...I corrected the it. :) huge hugs :)
    Glad to be of help. :)
    foodzesty 2 years ago
    :)
  • They look awesome! Would like to try one :)
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thank you so much Karin :)
  • Hola Sophie! It looks like you are on fire with getting for Christmas! Those cookies look amazing! I love the orange addition <3 If you have anything left, I am willing to receive a batch in Mexico :-D
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    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
    :-D :-D my family would be more than happy to try it :-D :-D Lot of hugs to you! Hopefully, you are doing great :-)
    foodzesty 2 years ago
    I can send you the expert over to make them for you hahahhahehehehehehe
    Would it be you? :-P Because I do not accept anyone else <3 :-)
    foodzesty 2 years ago
    hahahhahaha noooo my mom hahahhahahah
    :-D If she is coming with you, then amazing! <3
    foodzesty 2 years ago
    Holaaaaa :)
    Holaaaaa :-)
    foodzesty 2 years ago
    :)
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    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thank you :)
  • Megala 2 years ago Reply
    These cookies are so tempting. I guess the honey & cinnamon pair works wonders here !
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thank you Megala...they are delicious :)
  • olivesandfeta 2 years ago Reply
    Hi Sophie your melomakarona recipe looks perfect of course. They are my favourite. Εύχομαι καλά Χριστούγεννα 💓
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    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...:)
    olivesandfeta 2 years ago
    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 🙂
    foodzesty 2 years ago
    Offense why? Marina mou no problem at all...everyone has their lives to live :)
  • foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thank you Marina I understand 😊😊😊😙😙😙
  • dtills 2 years ago Reply
    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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    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thank you for the reblog :)
  • orlando788 2 years ago Reply
    These look delicious!
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thank you very much :)
  • […] the idea of this recipe I’m grateful to foodzesty.com blog. These Greek Christmas cookies impressed me by the mix of olive oil and semolina. Under the impression I’ve made a couple […]
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    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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