These are the best mouth melting cookies I've tried in my life. I first tried them at my Macedonian relatives who live in Lerin in Greece and immediately asked for the recipe. They make these cookies for Christmas and call them "Christmas cookies". I can make them and eat them in any time during the year, no problem, they smell and taste so good, the mixed aroma of cinnamon, honey and orange in your mouth will melt your senses. The preparation is easy, no mess in the kitchen-that's my motto.

  • 500 g flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of oil
  • Half a cup of orange juice
  • half a cup of cognac
  • 1 baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • crushed walnuts
Sherbet (syrup)
  • 3 cups of water
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey 
*1 cup is 250 ml

  1. First prepare the syrup. Boil water with sugar until it thickens a bit and add the honey. Let it cool down.
  2. Mix dough from all the ingredients using a mixer and form cookies in the desired form. You can use molds too. 
  3. Put to bake on a paper lined pan for about 30 minutes at 180 C degrees and after they are baked, while still hot, they are poured with the cold syrup, left for 1 minute and placed in another container.
  4. Sprinkle with crashed walnuts in the end.