GREEK CHRISTMAS HONEY COOKIES
COMBINE DRY INGREDIENTS
Whisk together flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
COMBINE WET INGREDIENTS
Add melted butter, oil, and sugar to a large bowl. Use a hand mixer to combine.
ADD FLAVORINGS & SPICES
Next, mix in orange juice, orange zest, cinnamon, and ground cloves.
MAKE THE DOUGH
Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet until a soft dough forms.
Bake the cookies until the edges are slightly crisp and tops are golden.
MAKE THE HONEY SYRUP
Combine sugar, honey, water, orange rind, cinnamon stick, and cloves in a saucepan.
SOAK COOKIES IN SYRUP
Work in batches to soak hot cookies into warm syrup.
TOP WITH WALNUTS
Top melomakarona with a mixture of crushed walnuts, sugar, and spices.