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  • prep time 1 min
  • total time 1 min
  • serves 11
38 Ratings

These are the best melomakarona I've ever tried. Using extra virgin olive oil will add too much flavour to the cookies so regular olive oil is best. Greek amber honey can be purchased at Mediterranean grocery stores.

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Christine Cushing

Dessert, Greek, Bake

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Directions for: Melomakarona



1 cup olive oil

6 Tbsp sugar

6 Tbsp orange juice

2 Tbsp brandy

3 ¾ cup pastry flour

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp ground cloves

½ tsp baking soda


2 cup Greek amber honey

2 cup sugar

2 cup water

1 tsp ground cinnamon

2 cup chopped walnuts for garnish



1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Beat together first 4 ingredients. Sift flour, baking powder, cloves, and baking soda 3 times.

3. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the oil mixture and knead gently.

4. Pinch off 2 1/2 tbsp. portions of dough and form into little flat oblongs (football shapes). Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet 2-inches apart.

5. Bake in oven at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.


1. Boil honey, sugar, water, and cinnamon for 5 minutes.

2. Pour syrup over hot melomakarona cookies.

3. Allow to soak for 15 minutes, take them out of the syrup and place on large plate.

4. Sprinkle with finely chopped walnuts.

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