Traditional Cypriot Christmas cookies
Preparation Time:20 minutes
Cooking Time:50 minutes
Level of Difficulty:Easy
- 1 cup chopped almonds or walnuts
- Combine oil, orange juice and sugar in a mixing bowl. Add flour, baking powder, butter, soda, brandy, orange zest, cinnamon and ground cloves. Mix thoroughly with hands until well combined.
- Take off pieces of dough and form into flattened oval shapes. Place them in a pan on ungreased paper sheets. Put the pan in a medium temperature oven for 20-30 minutes – until crust turns golden brown.
- In the meantime prepare the syrup by stirring all the syrup ingredients in a small casserole. Bring to a boil for about 8 minutes. Remove from heat.