Honey Cookies


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Appears in
The Foods of Greece

By Aglaia Kremezi

Published 1993

  • About

The traditional Greek Christmas cookies, Melomakarona are believed to have originated in antiquity. They are also called phoenikia, and their name suggests that they probably came from the Phoenicians, a people who lived on the Mediterranean shore of the Middle East where Lebanon is today and who had extensive trade with ancient Greeks. My mother’s Melomakarona are the best I have tasted, and this is her recipe. She insists on letting the finished biscuits cool overnigh