Melomakarona (Greek Christmas Cookies)

Hello everyone!!  I hope all is well and you are all getting ready for Christmas. 🙂  I was not able to post last week because I had to return to Greece for a few days to take care of things.  (I will respond to the lovely comments that were left as soon as I can)  I did make time after I was done with business to catch up with my friends and relatives. 🙂   It was so nice to see them before the holidays because we rarely get a chance to go back to Greece during the holidays.  

We returned late Saturday night and now my mom is here visiting for the holidays, and as tradition goes we made the traditional Greek Christmas Cookies otherwise known as Melomakarona for this evening’s Christmas Eve dinner table.  Cookies that are dripping with the delicious based honey syrup, if your up for a challenge try out these cookies and let me know what you think.  

I would like to wish everyone from the bottom my heart a very Joyful, Healthy, Merry Christmas!! 



  • 1 kilo All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Semolina
  • 100 grams Sugar
  • 1/2 litre 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


  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 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 (24)

  • Sumit Jaitely 1 year ago Reply
    Recipe looks real awesome & soulful. I hope you will very soon visit my blog amazingshining.com which is about tech travel food
    foodzesty 1 year ago Reply
    Thank you very much :) very kind of you
  • Anneberly 1 year ago Reply
    Happy healthy, Merry Christmas to you.
    foodzesty 1 year ago Reply
    Thank you...I hope you enjoyed your day :)
  • Megala 1 year ago Reply
    Wow! These look yummilicious! Merry Christmas to you & your family!
    foodzesty 1 year ago Reply
    Hiii Thank you Megala...:) I hope you had a lovely day :)
    foodzesty 1 year ago Reply
    Hiii Thank you Megala...:) I hope you had a lovely day :) Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!!
    Megala 1 year ago
    Thanks Sophie! Wish you the same to you & yours. :)
    foodzesty 1 year ago
  • Lisa@LismorePaper 1 year ago Reply
    These look wonderful!! Merry Christmas!!
    foodzesty 1 year ago Reply
    Merry Christmas Lisa..I hope you had a wonderful time. :) Thank you so much
    foodzesty 1 year ago Reply
    Thank you so very much Lisa....:) I hope you had a lovely Christmas Day.
  • calmkate 1 year ago Reply
    Yummy, hope you had a good Christmas and that the new year brings all you could wish :)
    foodzesty 1 year ago Reply
    Thank you so much!! I wish you all the best for 2019 :)
    calmkate 1 year ago
    and you, enjoy your celebrations :)
  • So delicious! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!❤
    foodzesty 1 year ago Reply
    It was nice thank you!!! How was your Christmas?
    It was good, relaxing days just the 4 of us.😊
    foodzesty 1 year ago
    Ohhh that's nice :) How is the weather up there?
    We've had super cold temps last weekend then it got a bit warmer and now were are back in the -20C. Looking forward to spring😉
    foodzesty 1 year ago
    -20 yeah I know what that's like :)
  • dtills 1 year ago Reply
    Sorry I am so late getting to this Sophie💕 These look wonderful and I am so glad you had a wonderful Christmas time!
    foodzesty 1 year ago Reply
    No worries Dee heheheh Thanks so much...we do so much chatting on IG it's the same thing. :) Huge hugs...I hope the weather is better in AZ
    dtills 1 year ago
    Thank you for being so supportive and understanding all the time Sophie💕You are such a sweetheart🌟

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