Greek Honey Cookies
Chef Christos Philippou is making a sweet traditional Greek cookie with walnuts and honey.

Ingredients for Cookie

  • Nea Fytini, 400g
  • olive oil, 345g
  • powder sugar, 100g
  • walnuts, ground, 400g
  • brandy metaxa, 11g
  • cinnamon, 10g
  • ground cloves, 4g
  • baking powder, 18g
  • AP flour, 1250g
  • baking soda, 1 tsp
  • orange juice, of 5 oranges
  • zest, of 3 oranges

Ingredients for Syrup

  • water, 20L
  • sugar, 20 cups
  • apples, cut in quarters
  • orange, peel of 3
  • lemon, peel of 2
  • cinnamon sticks, 8 pcs
  • cloves, 40 pcs


1. Cream nea fytini
2. Add oil and beat with paddle until combined
3. Add walnuts and brandy
4. Add remaining ingredients and mix just to combine
5. Bake @ 325˚F for approximately 30 min
6. Use same syrup as baklava
7. As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, dip them in the syrup and
8. using a slotted spoon remove them from syrup and place on a sheet pan
9. and sprinkle chopped walnuts on it.
10. Make a syrup and cook until it reduces by 3" about 3 hrs

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