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Ingredients:

  • 1 c Peanut oil
  • 1 tb Cinnamon
  • 1 c Butter
  • 1 tb Ground cloves
  • 1/2 c Water
  • 1 c Chopped walnuts
  • 1 Jigger brandy
  • 1/2 c Sugar
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • ds Cinnamon
  • ds Ground cloves
  • 3 c Flour
  • Syrup (recipe below)
  • 2 1/2 ts Baking powder
  • Chopped walnuts for garnish
SYRUP
  • 2 c Sugar
  • 1 c Water
  • 1 lb Honey
  • 1 Lemon, sliced or
  • 1 orange, sliced

Directions:

Heat oil and butter over low heat until butter is melted and mixture is hot. Remove from heat and stir in water and brandy. Cool. Stir in beatent eggs. Sift together flour and baking powder with the tablespoon each of cinnamon and colves. Add to liquid mixture to make a dough that is not too soft. Add a little more flour if necessary. With floured hands shape dough into ovals and indent lengthwise with thumbs. Combine chopped walnuts with sugar and dash each cinnamon and cloves. Put 1 t. of this filling into the indentation in the dough and close dough over filling. Place on cookie sheets and bake ina 400 degree oven for about 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool. Dip cooled cookies into hot syrup and place on racks to drain. Decorate with chopped walnuts. Makes about 6 dozen small cookies
 
Syrup
 
2 c. sugar 1 c. water 1 pound honey 1 lemon, sliced or 1 orange, sliced
 
Combine above ingredients and boil for 5 minutes.
 
(from The Art of Greek Cookery by the Women of St. Paul's Greek Orthodox Church, 1963)
 
From Gemini's MASSIVE MealMaster collection at www.synapse.com/~gemini