Q&A: Greek cookies?

Question by stupid_fruitloop: Greek cookies?
I helped make these greek cookies one time and I can’t remember what they were called…it starts with an ‘m’. They’re like shortbread cookies with this orange sauce over them…they’re kind of messy and have to be served in little cupcake holders…what is the name?

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Answer by depps_lover
This sounds like it might be what you are looking for :


1 lb. butter
1 lb. margarine
3 c. sugar
6 eggs (save some of this for brushing)
1 sm. frozen orange juice
3 heaping tsp. baking powder
3 heaping tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
4 1/2 lbs. flour (about 18 c.)

Cream butter, margarine, sugar, eggs and orange juice. Add baking powder, soda, vanilla and flour. Take a small piece of dough and roll like a pencil. Lay in half and twist twice. Brush with egg and dip in sesame seeds. Bake at 350°F until golden brown.

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  1. igi says:


  2. I ♥ my boyfriend! says:

    May be you had kourabiethes (the Greek Shortbread or Christmas Shortbread), the cookies are into a crescent or round shape and dusted with icing sugar on top. Here is the recipe.

    < <<<<<<< Kourabiethes >>>>>>>> Makes 24

    250g unsalted butter
    1/2 cup icing suger, sifted
    1 egg yolk
    1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    1 tablespoon brandy
    3/4 cup roasted hazelnutes, finely chopped
    1 teaaspoon baking powder
    3 cups plaain flour, sifted
    1 cup icing sugar, for garnish

    1) Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Beat bbutter and sugar ina small mixing bowl until light and creamy.
    2) Add egg yolk, beat well, then add vanilla essence and brandy, combine well.
    3) Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl; add nuts, baking powder and flower. Work quickly using hands to mix ingredients together to form a soft dough. Do not knead.
    4) Shape 2 tablespoons of mixture at a time into a crescent shape, repeat with the remaining mixture.
    5) Place crescents onto ungreased biscuit tray about 4 cm apart. Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly golden. Romve from oven, let cool on tray.
    6) When the cookies are cool, dust crescents liberally with icing sugar. Serve shortbread with Greek coffee.

    Note: If the mixture is too soft to handle, use lightly floured hands to shape dough into crescents, or you may put the dough into the refrigerator for 15 to 30 minutes then the dough would be cooler and easily be handled. (you actually can fix it in any shape you like)
    You may substitute roasted almonds or walnuts for hazelnuts in this recips if liked.

  3. CubCur says:

    The only Greek biscuit I can think of that starts with ‘m’ and is ‘slightly messy’, would be the ‘melomakarona’, or ‘honey macaraoon’, which, among other things, is dunked in a syrup. Take a look here and see if this rings any bells:


    Hope this helps.

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