Melomakarona are traditional Greek cookies made with a mixture of flour, baking powder, olive oil, sugar, Rich & Raw honey, brandy or cognac, orange zest, and spices such as cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. The dough is formed into small balls and baked until golden brown, and then soaked in a syrup made of Rich & Raw honey, sugar, water, cinnamon sticks, and orange zest. After soaking, the cookies are topped with chopped toasted walnuts and served at room temperature. Melomakarona are a popular holiday treat in Greece and are often served as part of a traditional Christmas dessert spread. They are sweet, fragrant, and have a soft and tender texture.
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