Moustokouloura (wine must cookies)

Yield: 24 servings

Measure Ingredient
3½ cup All-purpose flour plus extra for kneading
2 teaspoons Baking soda
1 tablespoon Freshly ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon Freshly ground cloves
¼ cup Mild olive oil
2 tablespoons Honey
½ cup Petimezi (Greek wine must syrup) OR- Italian vino cotto OR- Honey
½ Orange; (grated zest)
1 cup Orange juice

Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and cloves into a large bowl, making a well in the center. In a smaller bowl, beat the olive oil with the honey, petimezi, grated orange zest, and ½ the orange juice and pour into the well. Mix together to make a dough, adding the remaining orange juice as necessary.

Turn onto a floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes until the dough is smooth but not stiff. Cover with a cloth and leave to relax for 30 minutes or longer.

Break off pieces of dough, about 2 tablespoonfuls each, and roll into snakes about ½-inch in diameter. Press the two ends together, forming oval wreaths, and place on an oiled or non-stick baking sheet. Bake in an oven preheated to 375 F for 10-15 minutes- until they are brown and crunchy, but not too hard.

Source: Recipes from a Greek Island - by Susie Jacobs ISBN: 0-671-74531-X

This recipe was typed for you by Karen Mintzias.

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