- Melomakarona (Honey cookies) with walnuts

Category: Mediterranean Diet, Cretan Recipe. 

Serves: 35-40 pieces 
Preparation time: 1h 45min

Level: Easy

Melomakarona (Honey cookies) with walnuts, Mediterranean Diet, The Cretan Diet,



  1. Beat the olive oil with the sugar, then add the water, the cinnamon, the cloves, the baking soda dissolved in orange juice, the honey, the grated orange rind, the walnuts and the flour and knead into a soft dough. 
  2. Then, form oval shaped cookies and bake them at a moderate temperature. Let them cool.
  3.  Meanwhile boil the syrup over low heat and immerse the melomakarona in it. Let them soak for one minute and then remove them and place them on a serving platter. 
  4. Sprinkle the melomakarona with cinnamon and walnuts.

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