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Melokakaronia Me Smigdali (Fenekia)

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Category: Greek, Desserts, Cookies

 Ingredients List

  • --------------------------------THE COOKIES--------------------------------
  • 1 c Oil
  • 1/4 c Sugar
  • 1/4 c Cognac
  • 1/4 c Orange juice
  • 1 ts Baking powder
  • 2 tb Grated orange rind
  • 1/2 c Flour
  • 2 1/2 c Farina (Cream of Wheat)
  • 1 c Chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 c Sugar
  • 1 ts Cinnamon


3/4 c Water
1/2 c Sugar
1 c Honey

Beat the oil with the sugar for about 1/2 hr.; add cognac. Add baking
soda dissolved in orange juice; add orange rind; mix well. Add flour and
farina, and knead very well to blend all ingreds. into a med.-soft dough.
Shape the melomacaronia into mounded ovals, flat on the bottom, scrape the
top lightly with a fork to make shallow grooves. Place on a buttered cookie
sheet and bake in preheated 250 F. oven for 20 to 30 min. Remove from the
oven; cool.

While cookies are cooling, boil water, sugar, and honey together in a
saucepan, removing the froth as it rises. Boil abt. 3 min. Dip cold cookies
into the warm syrup, using a slotted spoon. Remove carefully and drain.
Place on a clean platter and sprinkle with the walnuts. Mix together the
cinnamon and sugar, and sprinkle on top.

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